UX Research Manager at Turo
San Francisco, CA, US


About our team


We're a supportive, down-to-earth team of user researchers and product designers who work closely with engineers and product managers to discover, validate, and iterate on well-crafted experiences. We're fully bought into the belief that research insights fuel extraordinary experiences—at Turo there's no need to sell the value of user research, we're already devotees.


Your role and impact


The UX Research Manager will report to our VP of Design and lead our UX Research team. We’re looking for a leader to be a player/coach who uncovers meaningful insights about our users’ behaviors, wants and needs, and communicates actionable recommendations across the company. You'll also manage researchers to work in close partnership with designers, product managers, and engineers to evaluate new ideas and improve existing products.

You are an excellent communicator, and a flexible team player that can thrive in the dynamic mobility space. You are a strong UX research mentor and have experience coaching junior researchers to help them grow. You are comfortable working closely with designers, product managers, and engineers who care deeply about creating experiences that increase trust, safety and create delightful experiences for our community of hosts and guests. Moreover, as the leader of our UX research practice, you will help us refine our tools, and process as we continue to increase the impact of our research team.




  • Manage, mentor and inspire our UX Researchers to conduct studies for our hosts and guests, including field research, diary studies, surveys, usability testing, and any other creative methods you find effective
  • Deliver high-impact, strategic user research that helps shape product decisions from definition to launch, working at both a strategic and tactical level
  • Find creative and compelling ways to evangelize research insights throughout the company, to help sustain an informed and empathetic organization
  • Increase research team effectiveness by continually refining tools, processes, and workflows with the UX Research team




  • 8+ years of professional experience as a user researcher
  • 1-2 years of experience managing or regularly mentoring junior researchers
  • Masters or Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology or related field, or equivalent practical experience
  • End-to-end experience with all aspects of user research (study design, recruiting, moderation, analysis, reporting)
  • Excellent communication, presentation, social and analytical skills; the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization


Bonus Skills


  • Experience conducting or managing international research
  • Experience coordinating a research backlog
  • While the UX research team most frequently focuses on qualitative methods, expertise with quantitative research methods is a big plus




  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity
  • Employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Apple equipment
  • Four weeks paid time off, volunteer time off, generous parental leave
  • Weekly catered lunch
  • Stocked kitchen and beverages
  • Company-sponsored happy hours and team events
  • Turo owner matching and vehicle reimbursement program
  • Turo travel credit every month


Turo is the world’s largest peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace where you can book any car you want, wherever you want it, from a vibrant community of trusted hosts across the US, Canada, the UK, and Germany. Guests choose from a totally unique selection of nearby cars, while hosts earn extra money to offset the costs of car ownership. A pioneer of the sharing economy and the travel industry, Turo is a safe, supportive community where the car you book is part of a story, not a fleet. Discover Turo at https://turo.com, the App Store, and Google Play, and check out our blog, Field Notes

Turo has raised $450M to date from top-tier investors, including IAC, Daimler AG, Kleiner Perkins, GV, Canaan Partners, August Capital, and Shasta Ventures.

Turo cultivates a tight-knit team of smart, critical thinkers who care about their work and their colleagues. Our recruiting team is always on the lookout for supportive, down-to-earth, pioneering, and efficient candidates to grow our team's talent and enrich our culture.

Read more about the Turo culture according to Turo CEO, Andre Haddad.

We're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We don't discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. When in doubt, please apply!