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Research Assistant

Palo Alto, CA

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Airtime is building the next generation of social platforms. We’re looking for an exceptional Research Assistant to join us on our journey. This is a cross-functional role with autonomy and empowerment to affect change at the foundational level of our product. We’re looking for someone that is excited about Human-Computer Interaction the behaviors and paradigms that arise from connecting in live interaction with anyone at any time.

Researchers at Airtime collaborate on all aspects of the user experience, from user research, user flows, information architecture, UX copy, interaction design, prototyping, and animation.  

You should be comfortable in collaborating to explore multiple design concepts and are interested in research processes to help identify and create the most effective and delightful solutions in this space. From paradigm shifts to micro-interactions, we’re looking for someone that can empathize deeply with our users and use that empathy to help inform valuable insights that raise the bar in live social experiences


What You'll Do

  • Assist with the screening, recruiting, and obtaining the consent of research participants and maintain a database of research participants.
  • Run research coordination & logistic efforts including meeting spaces, travel and communicating with research participants to involving them in Airtime’s research studies.
  • Help conduct research by taking notes, watching videos, analyzing survey data, and conducting interviews
  • Provide additional research support as needed

What you’ll bring 

  • An open, curious and collaborative mindset with an enthusiasm for empathetic design. You are motivated to take your UX Research skills to the next level
  • Knowledge of basic research methodologies & keen interest to learn more. Bonus points for familiarity with common UX Research tools (Qualtrics, SurveyMonkey, UserTesting, Typeform etc.. )
  • Structured thinking and an organized work ethic. You are on top of any detail, big or small - very little escapes you.
  • Good vibes. Airtime is a supportive, ego-free zone. 


Why Airtime?

In a world of constant connection, why are we still lonely?

We believe in a new kind of social platform, designed for true togetherness and live, share experiences - closer to how we connect with each other, in person. We are developing Airtime for close friends to hang out together in real time and listen to music, watch videos, and much more. It's a portal in your pocket—to your people and to the weird and wonderful world of online.

Airtime was founded by Sean Parker and backed by Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, and a host of other incredible partners. We're well-funded, running at full sprint, and always looking for extraordinary people who want to help us build a new way to use the Internet—together.

Besides the above-market compensation, we offer an ego-free zone and an opportunity to make an impact. We’re a small team - every role matters. We offer a retirement plan, parental leave, health coverage - all the good stuff, as well as commuter benefits and flexible travel arrangements between our SF & NYC offices. Not to forget paid vacation & sick days -  obviously.

Airtime is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, religion, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or on any other basis. If you have a disability or additional need that requires an accommodation, please do not hesitate to let us know.


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