Sr. UX Designer- Alexa

Seattle, Washington, USA

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Posted 9 months ago

Meet Alexa.

Alexa is the voice-first personal assistant AI available through over 100 million devices and counting.

(Oh, you already know her?)

Sure, she sets timers for your kid’s screentime, plays your favorite music, and turns on your lights.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Every single day, Alexa is getting smarter and adding new skills like tracking fitness, playing games, and more. Did you know she can recommend a wine to pair well with your dinner, find the right 20-minute workout for you (or even just a 5-minute workout!), and can deliver a weather report that’s specific to your address?

Your challenge (should you choose to accept it) is to make it easy for anyone and everyone to learn what Alexa can do for them, without searching a list of Alexa Skills, and as simply part of their day-to-day routine. We’re looking for a Sr. Multimodal Designer for Alexa Discovery Experiences, not only to help new customers “meet Alexa,” but to help Alexa meet YOU where you are, with the greatest convenience, simplicity, and humanity.

As a Sr. Multimodal Designer, you will lead, define, and drive multimodal and spoken language interfaces for existing and upcoming Alexa experiences and devices. You must be an innovator, since you will be expected to create solutions for exciting and ambitious ideas for which no interaction paradigm currently exists. You must be extremely proactive, because you will regularly find yourself in uncharted territory where the key to your success will be to get ahead of the curve. You must be a collaborator, as you will be working side-by-side with product managers and engineers to bring your designs to life. You must be a pragmatic visionary who can translate business needs into leading-edge customer-focused solutions. And most importantly, you must excel at conceptualizing multimodal and spoken experiences in the abstract, communicating them effectively to the larger team, and driving that vision into solid design deliverables.

As a member of a growing design team, you will also be responsible for helping prioritize the team’s work and magnifying the impact of the team’s output across organizational boundaries.

Basic Qualifications

· 6+ years of design experience
· An available online portfolio
· 7+ years of professional experience as an interaction designer, user experience designer, user interface designer, product designer or similar role; expertise in human-computer interaction
· 2+ years experience in human-computer interaction design in voice or multimodal speech interfaces
· An internet-accessible portfolio of your work demonstrating user experience design, with work samples showcasing process sketches, design documentation and detailed design presentations
· Experience working cross-team and synthesizing feedback and input from product management, engineering, and marketing
· Experience creating user flows, wireframes, prototypes, user interface specifications
· Experience working on projects from inception to shipping product
· Experience presenting to and advising senior management
· Experience working on world-class, consumer-facing digital products across a variety of media.
· Bachelor’s Degree in Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), or equivalent professional experience

Preferred Qualifications

· A background in product design, UX design, multimodal design, voice design, conversational design, product design, and/or user research.
· Demonstrated ability to influence product teams and product decisions via design and research.
· A track record of ground-breaking work from idea discovery & brainstorming through to delivery & learning from live product experiences. You should be able to tell us why you made decisions you made in past work, and how you approach learning & validation in new spaces.
· Exceptional communication (written and verbal), collaboration, and presentation skills.
· Recent experience with voice or multimodal speech interfaces.
· Past experience in designing or launching novel experiences and/or interaction paradigms for consumer products (software or hardware).
· Experience designing mobile web, and/or on-device mobile applications.
· Ability to manage ambiguity, work autonomously, and multi-task in an agile environment.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age

Job tags: Engineering Experience design Human computer interaction Human-computer interaction Product design Product management Prototypes Research Sketches User experience User flows User research UX design Wireframes
Job region(s): North America
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