People Scientist


  • Team: Customer Success
  • Grade: level 4-5
  • Salary: £50,000-60,000 + Equity & Benefits
  • Location: Remote, UK
  • Closing: 5:00pm, 22nd Jul 2021 BST

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Wellness programs
Additional parental leave
Extra holiday
Professional development

Candidate happiness

8.96 (1541)

Job Description

About Applied

Applied is the platform for unbiased hiring. We’re pushing back against outdated hiring practices by rearchitecting the process and leaving CVs behind. Our product is born out of scientific research, data-driven methodologies and has a purpose: it removes flawed signifiers, mitigates systemic inequalities, and surfaces the best candidates, taking the guesswork out of hiring.

Given what we do, we’re keen to build diverse teams and offer flexible and part-time working hours. We trust people to work enough hours to do good work, at times that suit you and your team.

You can read more about us in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch and New Scientist and learn more about how we give Candidates useful feedback here. 

The Role

We’re changing the way hiring is done for good and need a People Scientist to help us scale across a diverse set of organisations. We have 200+ customers with a product that they love (our net promoter scores are incredible!) and looking for a behavioural science expert to help scale us. We’d like your help on enabling tech adoption within organisations and helping expedite decision making loops that organisations battle when using new hiring technology. We’re a really passionate team helping companies use data to make more informed hiring decisions and this role will help create better insights for our users.

You’ll report directly to the Head of Customer Success and work closely with all functions of Applied from sales to product. Come and be part of it!

In your first 6 months at Applied you'll:

  • Get to know our customers and learn how Applied fits into their business objectives

  • Learn about our product (behavioural science, usability and outcomes) so as to be able to advise customers to get the fastest route to value

  • Help our PR strategy by working with our partners defining and highlighting key topics and research

  • Champion Applied in events and panels to galvanise people around Applied’s brand

  • Build or strengthen your reputation in the people science field

Our People scientist should:

  • Have a firm understanding of behavioural science and / or organisational psychology

  • Be passionate about using behavioural science to improve decision making and improve product design

  • Be able to empathise and navigate complex organisational dynamics and support teams to understand the power of tech-enabled people solutions

  • Be an excellent communicator, collaborator and presenter

  • Be able to contribute strategically to the various functions of Applied from sales, to customer success to product 

  • Be passionate about being a public face of Applied and taking a thought-leadership role especially on social media

  • Have a growth mindset, learn from latest behavioural science research to build Applied’s knowledge base

About Our Customer Success Team 

A note about our team: we place high value on trust, communication, ambition, accountability, user & data driven decisions, and have a bias towards action and curiosity.

We’re a team who:

  • Are passionate about making high quality digital products that add real and meaningful value to people's lives

  • Can collaborate effectively, inspire those around them, and start from a position of empathy

  • Understand the business objectives, the needs of the broader team and work with engineering and product managers to prioritise accordingly.

  • Are comfortable working in an early-stage environment, and the autonomy and uncertainty that change can bring

You'll benefit from:

  • Equity in the business

  • Remote working budget including access to Desana (co-working spaces) across the UK

  • Internet allowance

  • Learning & development budget

  • Wellbeing benefit and access to Spill (mental health service)

  • Team away days - our general aim is to have 2 away days a year so we can all meet in person at least a few times a year

  • Being part of something that's both commercially successful and socially important

What are the next steps?

Our process is progressive - Instead of submitting a CV, you’ll answer 4 work-related questions. Our goal is to assess your approach to a problem and better understand what knowledge and skills you have. 

If you work at Applied, you'll need to search for things, so feel free to do this during the application as it isn’t a test. 

Your answers will be anonymized, randomized and reviewed by the team. We use these scores to shortlist for interview including a reverse interview where you get to ask us questions. We also think giving feedback is incredibly valuable for candidates, so at the end of the process you'll see how well you performed during the application process.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Applications closed Thu 22nd Jul 2021


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Start your de-biased application