AcreTrader - UX Researcher

At AcreTrader, we empower our customers to buy and sell land smarter with advanced technology, data, and expertise. To stay committed to our mission as a company, we need to continue to grow our UX Research team. AcreTrader is hiring a UX Researcher who will work directly with one of our business units. As the UX Researcher you'll play a key role in executing the generation and facilitation of user-led research studies. Additionally, you’ll collaborate with a multi-disciplinary group using a suite of analytics to assist you in determining what stories and features should be created and prioritized.

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Self-initiate and conduct research projects for your business unit to build deep foundational knowledge of users and the product
  • Conduct research consisting of hypothesis, foundational research, strategic testing, implementation, and monitoring
  • Develop a deep empathic understanding of your users, learn about their needs, and identify opportunities to delight them
  • Demonstrate your deep understanding of our users and personas by delivering two case studies per year
  • Show actionable insights in a clear and compelling way
  • Effectively prioritize your research efforts along with product goals; align with the team while considering impact, the goals of your research, the broader product vision, and company objectives
  • Guide Product Managers and Product Designers in conducting research with a high degree of value; ensure research follows your defined and documented processes
  • Demonstrate, explain, and teach others how to apply a range of research methods to extract both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Actively contribute to the UX Research team culture, processes, and documentation

Key Competencies

  • 2+ years in cognitive science, statistics, human psychology, computer science, computer interaction, or related field
  • 2+ years in qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Proficient in streaming analytics (e.g. GTM, Google Analytics)
  • Proficiency in SQL
  • Proficiency in either Tableau or PowerBI
  • Exceptional communication skills to relay complex information simply and concisely to collaborating personnel including C-suite
  • A strong analytical and problem solving mindset
  • Passion and effectiveness in mentoring others through collaboration
  • Ability to self-motivate and self-manage, with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to conduct research in person and remote settings
  • Proficiency in analytics tools (e.g. Google Analytics, Amplitude)
  • Experience working on enterprise and consumer facing products

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Startup experience
  • Experience in the fintech industry
  • Experience using Amplitude
  • Experience with VWO analytics suite

About AcreTrader Inc. and the AcreTrader Platform

AcreTrader launched in 2018 and has established itself as a leader in the farmland investment industry. Our team and company have grown at an incredible pace, and to continue this growth, we must do so intentionally. We have very high expectations for ourselves, each other, and every new team member. We’re looking for high performers who go about their work with a sense of curiosity and a drive to make things better. If you would like to be a part of a fast-moving operation with an opportunity to make a massive impact at the intersection of finance, technology, and agriculture—then please, get in touch.

AcreTrader is a real estate investing platform that makes it easy to buy shares of farmland and earn passive income. United States farmland has historically outperformed most asset classes and other forms of real estate. Unfortunately, buying and maintaining farmland directly is extremely difficult without local knowledge and management, as well as large investment commitments. AcreTrader solves these issues by providing transparency, flexibility, and ease of use to people wanting to invest in farmland while handling all aspects of administration and property management, from insurance and accounting to working with local farmers and improving soil sustainability. At the same time, AcreTrader works to help farmers scale through innovative sales and leasing opportunities. See our How it Works page for more details.

AcrePro, the brokerage arm of AcreTrader, provides best-in-class land valuation, sales, development, and conservation expertise to its customers. At the core of AcrePro is a highly qualified team, combining decades of experience in financial services and agriculture alongside millions of dollars in transactions. Our simple mission is to create a faster, more transparent way for buyers and sellers to transact in the world of farmland. AcrePro’s offerings include investing, land management, appraisal, auctions, diligence and evaluation, financing, land and resource conservation, and more.

AcreMaps aims to be the most comprehensive, accurate, and useful mapping tool for agriculture. There are over 50 million farmland owners in the world that require a better service to explore their land. That includes using satellite imagery to discover how land has evolved, pricing land at market values through valuation algorithms, and exploring many layers of underlying agronomic information. Our team solves complex computer science problems, designs beautiful and intuitive product experiences, and improves the accuracy of our data to set the industry standard for mapping.