UX Designer/Researcher at Tamr

| Greater Boston Area
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Tamr (pronounced “tamer”) is a fast-growing data science company co-founded by Turing Award winner Michael Stonebraker. Our roots are in academia, stemming out of MIT’s CSAIL. Our mission is to help enterprise organizations unify their data via a combination of machine learning and expert sourcing. 
Shortly after founding the Boston Globe named us the top small company to work for (https://goo.gl/HTNBNa). We care about fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, and have worked with organizations like She Geeks Out to help. Our values revolve around transparency, vulnerability, and collaboration. We offer great benefits, catered lunch twice a week, social hour on Fridays, off-site parties, a fun design team and more.
As big data needs big design, we’re looking for an experienced designer to help us navigate some of the biggest design challenges in tech today: data, AI and trust.
Essential to navigating this undefined space is understanding our users and conducting robust research. We are looking for someone who can expand our research program and take it to the next level. You should have a clearly linked portfolio that demonstrates an understanding of the entire UX process, from discovery research to rapid prototyping to running usability tests, with clear examples of your research experience. Your work should favor clarity, minimalism, and be in service of helping users via ethical patterns. Working with our team, you’ll have broad reach to evolve our design philosophy and team. We don’t believe in “stupid questions” and encourage egoless applicants.


  • Work in agile teams alongside PM and engineering as a full-stack UX designer
  • Participate in a collaborative design process that welcomes critique
  • Expand our research program within the design team and across the organization
  • Help us weave design thinking across our products, organization and customers.


  • 3+ years experience as a UX designer.
  • 1+ year experience driving UX research.
  • Experience with enterprise software is a plus
  • Comfortable working with data-rich, technical applications and engineers
  • Highly organized, meticulous attention to detail and open to continuous learning

This position is available in Cambridge MA.
Tamr provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ModemizrLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • HBaseDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • ElasticsearchDatabases
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • HubspotEmail


We're located in the heart of Harvard Square, where there's easy access to the red line and bus routes and there's amazing bars and restaurants.

An Insider's view of Tamr

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The office vibe at Tamr is, well, to take a line from Billy Eliot, it is like "electricity." Our open-office concept is dynamic, creative, friendly, and contagious, and everyone contributes fully and genuinely to the mission!


People Operations Associate

What does your typical day look like?

My typical day starts with setting the key items I am going to focus on/balls I am going to move ahead during the day. I tend to spend most of my days in meetings - collaborating, checking in with my team and building processes/work to support our growth. I end my day tending to email and other tasks that require less brain power.


Head of Growth

How does the company support your career growth?

Tamrs make introductions all the time, and it is normal and expected for people to be out of the office to meet with colleagues and connections in other companies. Both for recruiting and help with understanding how people in other companies have addressed technological and organizational challenges that come up.


Lead Architect

What makes someone successful on your team?

The key to being successful is communicating. In the sales engineering team, we of course need to communicate quickly and often with customers. Just as important is being able to communicate with others in the team and in the company. Asking questions, getting feedback, and responding to others are all critical to being an effective team member.


Sales Engineer

What are Tamr Perks + Benefits

Tamr Benefits Overview

We offer a full suite of medical, dental, and vision plans. We also offer access to both an HRA and an FSA. We also offer company-paid life insurance, 401(k), subsidized back up childcare through Care.com. As for leave policies, we have a generous Parental leave policy (18 weeks for primary caregiver, 10 weeks for secondary caregiver) and flexible PTO with no set annual limit. We also offer a tech budget for all new hires that's refreshed every 3 years.

Partners with Nonprofits
We do some pro-bono data integration work for non-profits on a regular basis.
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Intracompany Committees
We offer participation in a few committees and groups that help with initiatives, such as Diversity & Inclusion and Social Responsibility.
Open Door Policy
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Open Office Floor Plan
Documented Equal Pay Policy
Unconscious Bias Training
We partner with She Geeks Out for our periodic bias training.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Tamr employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Long Term Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $6000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 2 times an employee's annual salary.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Tamr provides subsidized back up child care through Care.com.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 18 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Tamr also provides 10 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Mondays and Fridays.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per week in the office for Scotch o'Clock.
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and Learns
Cross-Functional Training Encouraged
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