UX Researcher - Product Design

Product Management Boulder, Colorado Denver, Colorado


The Position

Do you dream about creating a more sustainable future? At Uplight, we are motivating energy users and providers to accelerate the clean energy ecosystem. Working with over 90 of the world’s leading electric and gas utilities, Uplight provides an end-to-end customer energy experience. Uplight delivers personalized experiences that customers have now come to expect–improving satisfaction, increasing revenue, reducing the cost to serve, and contributing to carbon reduction goals. We are B Corp certified,  enabling us to put our values into action by not only making decisions for the benefit of our shareholders, but also for our customers, environment, employees, and community.

We are seeking a UX Researcher to join our team and help us achieve our ambitious goals for our business and the planet.

What you get to do:

At Uplight, we don’t just hope for a sustainable future – we’re designing it. Product Designers at Uplight see no boundary between form and function. They are multiskilled, proactive communicators who develop a deep-understanding of the problem space. They help drive measurable energy savings with a relentless focus on the end user.

Our products span the digital and non digital ecosystems - mobile, web and email, print. Design elegant, simple, and impactful experiences that will be used by thousands of people every day. Work with products that reach millions of people and have an impact on creating a more sustainable future. Additionally you’ll work closely with other Product Designers, Product Managers, and Engineers to research, concept, design, prototype, test, and iterate products until they exceed our standards of quality.

Climate change is one of the biggest systemic problems humanity has ever faced. To tackle it, you need to be eager to solve problems and have proven ability to create cohesive experiences based on research, testing and sound design principles.

When you apply please include the following:

  • In a few paragraphs, write about some of the hardest design problems you have solved and give specific details on how you solved them
  • Portfolio Link or case studies
  • Resume

Skills and experience are necessary, but we hire on value alignment first, so if you feel you would be a good fit with us, still consider applying.

What you will contribute:

  • Support white label products by conducting primary and secondary user research.
  • Conduct and evaluate quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Facilitate moderated customer feedback sessions.
  • Conduct unmoderated user feedback sessions (we use usertesting.com).
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to identify and evaluate research topics.
  • Plan and implement user research strategies and methodologies.
  • Synthesize research data and findings.
  • Present research findings to diverse audiences through written and oral presentations.
  • Translate research findings into design recommendations.
  • Contribute to the Product Design culture, process, and component design system.
  • Mentor and coach other product designers in research best practices

What you bring to Uplight:

  • Excellent research and communication skills —growing to be a master in your field
  • Ability to quickly and effectively share research results
  • Ability to perform all research-related tasks including research, planning, evaluating, and iteration
  • Understand the design process (and how research fits into it) and advocate for it as you work on projects.
  • Ability to formulate specific, answerable, and practical questions
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders and act as a strategic partner in product decisions
  • Experience with remote testing tools
  • A strong desire for creative problem-solving with a positive attitude
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Can accurately scope your work
  • Clear communicator
  • Work well as a collaborator
  • Relevant educational experience or equivalent and demonstrable work experience

Tools our design team uses: Figma (primary tool for design and prototypes), Sketch, Adobe suite (primarily Illustrator and InDesign), Miro, Filestage, Usertesting.com, Respondent, Invision, Survey Monkey


Bonus Points:

  • Worked with UX Product Designers to help create requirements driven wireframes.
  • Worked on white-label projects for multiple clients, from concept to implementation Worked in an Agile and/or SaaS distributed work environment
  • Participated in or led a Google Design Sprint
  • Experience with user flows 


What makes working at Uplight amazing:

In addition to all the standard medical and dental benefits, that kick in Day 1, we are:

  • Proud to be over 500+ purpose-driven individuals helping to create a more sustainable planet.
  • Committed to the environment, our employees, and our communities. 
  • Focused on career growth by following defined career ladders.
  • Committed to taking our work and mission seriously and….we love to laugh!

 We also provide:

  • 401k Match
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance 
  • Monthly wellness stipend 
  • Peer to peer recognition program 
  • Management by objectives bonus plan  
  • Innovative flexible time off policy
  • Exceptionally collaborative and cool office spaces (once we reopen them)


Salary Range: $76,000 to $83,000 

In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the approximate annual base compensation range is listed above. The actual offer, reflecting the total compensation package and benefits, will be determined by a number of factors including the applicant's experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity among our team. 

Uplight provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race (including hair texture and hairstyles), color, religion (including head coverings), age, sex, national origin,  disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual  orientation, gender identity  or  expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.