UX Researcher

At GitLab, UX Researchers collaborate with our UX designers, front/backend engineers, product managers and the rest of the community to assist in determining what features should be built, how they should behave, and what the priorities should be. User Experience Researchers report to the UX Lead.


All UX Researchers are responsible for:

Junior UX Researcher

A Junior UX Researcher has some practical experience but needs regular guidance and training to produce their best work and develop their skills.

UX Researcher

A UX Researcher is able to undertake all forms of research. They lead on research initiatives and are capable of working independently.

Senior UX Researcher

A Senior UX Researcher is an experienced practitioner who is able to lead on more complex research studies. They mentor other UX Researchers.


Tools used by UX Researchers at GitLab are flexible depending on the needs of the work.

Success Criteria

You know you are doing a good job as a UX Researcher when:

UX Researcher Interview Questions

The UX Researcher Interview determines if a UX Researcher is a good fit for GitLab. Here are some questions we might ask:

  1. What is your research process?
  2. What are some existing case studies or research results we can see as an example of your work?
  3. When you did x project, what was the biggest problem that you had to solve and how did you solve it?


Annual Compensation
Unfortunately GitLab is not hiring at your selected country at this time. Please read our hiring handbook for more details.

How did we calculate your compensation?

SF benchmark $106,610
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Experience 0.9 to 1.1
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Find out how our calculator works. You are also eligible for stock options and other benefits.


Please note that if we are actively hiring for a position, you will see it listed on our jobs page, where all of our current openings are advertised. To apply, please click on the name of the role you are interested in, which will take you to our applicant tracking system (ATS), Greenhouse.

Avoid the confidence gap; you do not have to match all the listed requirements exactly to apply. Our hiring process is described in more detail in our hiring handbook.

About GitLab

GitLab Inc. is a company based on the GitLab open-source project. GitLab is a community project to which over 1,000 people worldwide have contributed. We are an active participant in this community, trying to serve its needs and lead by example. We have one vision: everyone can contribute to all digital content, and our mission is to change all creative work from read-only to read-write so that everyone can contribute.

We value results, transparency, sharing, freedom, efficiency, frugality, collaboration, directness, kindness, diversity, boring solutions, and quirkiness. If these values match your personality, work ethic, and personal goals, we encourage you to visit our primer to learn more. Open source is our culture, our way of life, our story, and what makes us truly unique.

Top 10 reasons to work for GitLab:

  1. Work with helpful, kind, motivated, and talented people.
  2. Work remote so you have no commute and are free to travel and move.
  3. Have flexible work hours so you are there for other people and free to plan the day how you like.
  4. Everyone works remote, but you don't feel remote. We don't have a head office, so you're not in a satellite office.
  5. Work on open source software so you can interact with a large community and can show your work.
  6. Work on a product you use every day: we drink our own wine.
  7. Work on a product used by lots of people that care about what you do.
  8. As a company we contribute more than we take, most of our work is released as the open source GitLab CE.
  9. Focused on results, not on long hours, so that you can have a life and don't burn out.
  10. Open internal processes: know what you're getting in to and be assured we're thoughtful and effective.

See our culture page for more!

Work remotely from anywhere in the world. Curious to see what that looks like? Check out our remote manifesto.