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User Researcher

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Apply Job ID R92249 Location: Nottingham, London
White Collar Factory (95009), United Kingdom, London, London

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.                                               

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

User Researcher

We’re looking for a User Researcher to join the Design Strategy & Research team. The role can be based in Nottingham or London but will require occasional travel to the other office. This is because you'll be working with and for people across both locations.


We take a rigorous approach to assessing the impact of our decisions, investing in monitoring and tools that allow us to gauge our impact and evaluate how well we are meeting our mission. The Research team is critical to this. We’re building a team that combines quantitative and qualitative measures effectively, mixing methods and creatively designing new forms of enquiry to suit our customers and our business agenda. This team sits at the heart of Design, driving tactical insight to help us optimise and improve existing products and service offerings. This team also underpins our long-term view, collaborating with Strategy to channel behavioural insights into our planning and future goals. 

Conducting user research in a financial business is not for the faint of heart. Our success is measured through the success of our colleagues, it’s critical for us to build strong partnerships across the entire organisation as well as with colleagues in the US. We’re a heavily regulated industry and ensure we maintain the highest standards in how we plan, conduct and manage all our research work. It’s user-centred, colleague-centred, detailed work and above all, it’s rewarding.  


  • Evangelize the importance of User Research and work with partners across the organisation to add user insight to all business decisions

  • Contribute to the usability, usefulness, and desirability of our products by acting as an advisor to delivery teams across the business (starting with colleagues in Design & Product)

  • Conduct hands on qualitative user research studies when required, using our in-house lab (e.g. empathy interviews, ethnographies and/or contextual inquiries, diary studies, usability testing, etc.) 

  • Present and communicate research and analysis clearly and effectively across the business in engaging and useful formats

  • Create templates and guidelines, best practices, research documentation and raw data that optimises and facilitates a growing research team's work

  • Lead on company-wide activities to build empathy for our current and future customers


  • Proven ability to plan and lead generative and evaluative research to uncover new insights and validate concepts, producing actionable insights that can be picked up by Agile delivery teams

  • Ability to consolidate, document and present research findings, often from multiple sources, in short, concise, actionable, compelling stories to large audiences

  • Ability to adapt existing research methods according to the organisation's needs

  • Multi-task across multiple projects and studies going on simultaneously and working with outside vendors where required to conduct research

  • Strong organizational skills, able to act independently and able to meet tight deadlines

  • The desire and curiosity to learn about the world of credit and build a User Research practice with a strong commercial backbone

Basic Qualifications:

  • Proven research experience within an agency or in-house environment

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Research, Psychology, Marketing or other related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in design-thinking methodology and workshop facilitation

  • Business analytics understanding and delivery within brand and design team

  • Understanding of the banking sector specifically credit cards and lending


We offer exciting and diverse career progression, investing heavily in developing great people through our Capital One University training programmes (and appropriate external providers).

Immediate access to our core benefits including pension scheme, bonus, generous holiday entitlement and private medical insurance – with flexible benefits available including season-ticket loans and a cycle to work scheme

Open-plan workspaces and facilities designed to inspire you. Our Nottingham head-office has a fully-serviced gym, subsidised restaurant, mindfulness and music rooms.  Our London office hosts a rooftop running track and was recently recognised as one of Glassdoor’s ‘Unbelievable Offices’. Find out more through our UK careers site (

Capital One is committed to diversity in the workplace.

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Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).


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