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POST DATE 9/3/2016
END DATE 10/26/2016 Portland, OR

Portland, OR
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


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Product Research / Designer
Location: Portland, OR
Want to work at a startup but enjoy the benefits of a big, happy company* Salesforce is looking for a smart, scrappy UX researcher to join our team inside of IT. We are a fast-moving, innovative, hard-working, data-driven team of designers and leaders. We work hard to make every employee's life at Salesforce easier and more enjoyable-and we want those decisions to be data informed. That is where you come in. Bonus points for a love of UX. We may want you to jump in with some suggestions or mocks.

Join our amazing team and you'll get to be on the cutting edge of product creation for a leader in the industry. You'll find startup-like scrum teams, consumer-style innovation, and the opportunity to deliver great experiences to millions. And you'll have fun.


* Self-starter. Hey, we trust you and we're not your Mom. You know what you're doing and we are all go-getting adults around here

* Like to be a step ahead* Show your passion for technology, and tireless advocacy for people who use it

* Tell the human story. Deep empathy for individual struggles and challenges-and the ability to articulate those challenges to a broader audience

* Ability to plan, design, execute and communicate research activities

* Make us look good. Excellent presentation skills will drive your research home

* Nimble. An ability to adjust to changing scope. We may need light-weight concept validation or more intense focus-groups, depending on the project

Be involved in breaking an industry out of the box with design lead thinking. Your questions, data, and innovative design input will help solve real problems that people face at work every day. The best part* You'll get to see your ideas in action because we make things! The products you research and help us build will be tested daily by tens of thousands of employees around the world, and they are clamoring to let you know what what they love about them.


* Currently pursing a degree Human Centered Design, User Research, Interaction Design or related field of study. We're also interested in studies of psychology, philosophy and reasoning.

* Must be graduating by Winter 2016 or Spring 2017

* Experience conducting research in user experience (UX) and product design

* Ability to plan, design, execute and communicate research activities

* Expertise in generative and evaluative research methods

* Influence of product direction with actionable insights

* Experience building connections and working on cross-functional teams (e.g., designers, PMs, engineers)

* Project management, communication, and presentation skills

Futureforce is for college students or new grads wanting to experience life at Salesforce, one of the World's Most Innovative Companies 5--years--running and one of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" 8-years-running.

Futureforce interns work on live projects, giving them the opportunity to make a tangible impact that they can show to friends, family, and future employers --if we don't hire them first (and, we hire 80% of our eligible interns)! They have the chance to collaborate and connect with the Salesforce interns from all over the world. And, like all Salesforce employees, interns also have many possibilities to volunteer, making a lasting impact in the community.

Futureforce offers a collaborative work environment, which fosters innovation, provides flexibility and most importantly is fun!

Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. The company was founded on three disruptive ideas: a new technology model in cloud computing, a pay-as-you-go business model, and a new integrated corporate philanthropy model. These founding principles have taken our company to great heights, including being named one of Forbes's "World's Most Innovative Company" five years in a row and one of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" eight years in a row. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, and this level of growth equals incredible opportunities to grow a career at Salesforce. Together, with our whole Ohana (Hawaiian for "family") made up of our employees, customers, partners and communities, we are working to improve the state of the world. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this Web site or directly to managers. does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with