Director, User Experience Research

San Jose, California
San Francisco, California
Requisition Number R0030929 Subsidiary eBay

eBay is one of the world’s largest online marketplaces, connecting people with the things they need and love virtually anytime, anywhere. eBay has 170+ million active users globally and more than 1 billion live individual and merchant listings at any given time. With mobile apps available in 190 countries, eBay delivers a personalized shopping experience and seamless access to inventory from down the street and around the world.

A key component of the eBay Marketplaces Product organization is the commitment to user-centered design and customer-centric alignment and decision-making. As a result, all product development must be led through the lens of what impacts the end-to-end customer experience. As Director of User Experience Research (UER) you will lead the charge of informing product and design decisions with insights into our customers’ needs, behaviors and pain points. You will work collaboratively with Designers, Engineers and Strategists as a cohesive Design team dedicated to crafting an exceptional end user experience.

This is a strategic role with the opportunity to partner with executives to identify research needs and influence product and design decisions. This role reports to the Vice President of Design.

  • Lead a team of qualitative and quantitative research professionals in crafting and executing research to drive impact on the business the end-to-end customer experience

  • Drive collaboration across PM, Design, and Analytics to triangulate data from various sources

  • Develop effective research processes and operating procedures that adapt to operating rhythms of different teams

  • Guide research throughout the product life-cycle from early stage generative research, through iterative UI testing and post-launch measurement

  • Deliver actionable and relevant insights aligned to both strategic and tactical product and designs decisions

  • Advance collaboration with Design and Product through participatory research approaches and workshops to activate design thinking

  • Advocate passionately for the customer, ensuring that product experience is aligned to user needs and expectations

  • Demonstrate how UER data can complement A/B testing data to make the most informed product and design decisions

  • Evangelize the UER team and help the team navigate the organization to derive the greatest impact possible from their research insights

Job Requirements

  • Hands-on experience conducting user experience research for web and mobile products - with an excellent command of both qualitative and quantitative methods

  • Significant experience leading, growing and cultivating a cohesive team culture

  • Demonstrated success in translating research results into actionable insights

  • recommendations and track record of significant impact on the customer experience

  • Comfortable interacting with executives both through formal presentations and in ad-hoc discussions as you champion the UER team and act as a customer advocate

  • Expertise in a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods, Design Thinking, Design and Product lifecycles

  • Must be able to lead multiple projects simultaneously and under time constraints

  • The ability to quickly build rapport and establish credibility with cross-functional partners at any level

  • Experience both in-house and in-agency is a plus for well-rounded applications of user research


Advanced Diploma or Equivalent

This website uses cookies to enhance your experience. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to our use of cookies

View our privacy policy

View our accessibility info

eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.  If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

For more information see:

EEO is the Law Poster

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Your Saved Jobs

You have not saved any jobs.

Recently Viewed Jobs

You have not viewed any jobs.


Receive new career opportunities as soon as they become available!

Areas of InterestSearch for a category, location, or category/location pair, select a term from the suggestions, and click "Add".

  • Design and User Experience, San Jose, California, United StatesRemove
  • Design and User Experience, San Francisco, California, United StatesRemove