Senior UX Researcher

Los Angeles, CA

Tinder empowers users around the world to create new connections that otherwise might never have been possible! We build products that bring people together and are a small team with a focus on individual responsibility and rapid development. We are looking for a hardworking and experienced Senior UX Researcher to work on our Product Design team and partners cross functionally across Product Management, Data, Consumer Insights, etc. As a Senior UX Researcher at Tinder, you will lead end-to-end research initiatives for all groups across both within our team and the broader organization!


What you'll do:

  • Interact directly with the UX Research Manager and UX Research Team, Product Designers, Product Managers, and Consumer Insights Researchers to define research objectives, plan, and implement research plans
  • Function as a project lead and hands-on contributor - conducting primary and secondary user research, using a variety of methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to identify and evaluate research topics across all areas of the business
  • Collaborate and communicate in a way that amplifies the voice of our users, and influences product strategy and design
  • Advocate research findings to designers and diverse audiences through written reports and presentations
  • Test design solutions to ensure we’re solving top user needs as we evolve our products


What we're looking for:

  • 4+ years of UX research experience with various methodologies, experience integrating user research findings into product designs and design practices, and experience leading end-to-end research initiatives
  • Bachelor's degree in Design, HCI or Human Behavior related field, or equivalent experience preferred
  • Shown ability to lead, conduct, and socialize UX research including (but not necessarily limited to, usability testing, focus groups, user interviews, user surveys, ethnographic research, persona development, etc.)
  • Proactive, organized, and able to balance multiple projects and their own initiatives. Must be a motivated self-starter and have excellent time-management skills
  • Comfortable performing all research-related tasks including research, planning, evaluating, and iteration
  • A strong desire for creative problem-solving with a positive low ego
  • Strong curiosity about social app products, Gen Z, and associated trends


Bonus Points:

  • Experience with Figma, Sketch, Principle, and other design & prototyping platforms
  • Experience using data analytics tools
  • Experience mentoring interns and associates 


As part of our team, you'll enjoy:

  • Comprehensive health coverage, competitive salary, 401(k) employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).
  • Other perks and wellness benefits like a fitness membership subsidy, paid concierge medical membership, pet insurance offerings, and a commuter subsidy.
  • A robust Learning+Development offering including our Mentor Match program, access to a library of 6,000+ online learning courses through Udemy, and an annual L+D stipend.
  • Access to mental health resources.
  • Fertility preservation benefits.
  • No Meeting Wednesdays and a wide range of products and service discounts through Perkspot.
  • Charitable donations match up to $15,000 annually.
  • Monthly and weekly interactive virtual events including Book Club, trivia with prizes and yoga workouts.
  • The opportunity to join six active Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).


At Tinder, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our product, and our community. We strive to make our workplace an inclusive and diverse environment, giving people from all walks of life the opportunity to have a voice. We champion and encourage those who bring different perspectives, ideas, and creativity to join our team dedicated to bringing people together across the globe. Tinder is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where we welcome all people regardless of sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, or other lived experience.


As part of our team, you’ll enjoy:

  • Working on a product that has an immediate impact on people’s lives all around the world
  • Collaborating with a team of creative, fun and driven colleagues 
  • Comprehensive health coverage, competitive salary, 401(k) employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Other perks and wellness benefits like a fitness membership subsidy, paid concierge medical membership, pet insurance offerings, and a commuter subsidy
  • A robust Learning + Development offering including our MentorMatch program, access to a library of 6,000+ online learning courses through Udemy, and an annual L+D stipend
  • Access to mental health resources
  • Fertility preservation benefits
  • No Meeting Wednesdays and access to a wide range of product and service discounts through Perkspot
  • Charitable donations match up to $15,000 annually 
  • Monthly and weekly interactive virtual events including Book Club, trivia with prizes and yoga workouts
  • The opportunity to join six active Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)


At Tinder, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our product, and our community. We strive to make our workplace an inclusive and diverse environment, giving people from all walks of life the opportunity to have a voice. We champion and encourage those who bring different perspectives, ideas, and creativity to join our team dedicated to bringing people together across the globe. Tinder is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where we welcome all people regardless of sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, or other lived experience.

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