• Sr. Manager of UX Design - Alexa

    Location US-CA-Sunnyvale
    Posted Date 9 months ago(6/26/2018 1:00 PM)
    Job ID
    683826
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Alexa is building a team of innovators who are continuing the shape the way customers connect with machines. We need a nimble and innovative multi-disciplinary UX Design Manager to help us pave the way for the next generation of Alexa experiences.

    As a Senior Manager of Design, you will lead, define and drive spoken language and multimodal interfaces for Alexa Information Experiences. You and your team of Voice User Interface (VUI) and Graphic User Interface (GUI) designers will be responsible for developing best-in-class consumer experiences (user interface designs, interaction models, prototypes, etc.) across devices (e.g., FireTV, Echo, Show, Spot) in a fast-paced, agile, startup-like environment. You will also ensure a holistic end-to-end experience across Information categories, defining templates and core guidelines for use across Alexa Information and collaborating with other Alexa and Devices teams Amazon-wide. As part of the Information Vertical team, you will sit alongside product management, engineering, user research, and business intelligence to successfully go from early stage concepts to launch. You must be responsive, flexible, and able to succeed within an open and collaborative peer environment. The ideal candidate for this position will be at ease conceptualizing spoken and multimodal experiences in the abstract and driving that vision into solid design deliverables.

    We are looking for a design leader who can:
    • Create the vision for developing, communicating, and implementing the VUI and GUI design; follow through with the processes and tactics to implement the vision
    • Inspire and manage others on the design team, including senior leaders in VUI and GUI.
    • Together with your UX PM, plan and prioritize strategic and tactical design work in agile, sprint environment
    • Produce user flows, wireframes, prototypes, user interface specifications
    • Produce written documents, including creative briefs, 2-pagers, recommendations, etc.
    • Collaborate with the user experience research team on user studies
    • Drive the development and communication of VUI and GUI design guidelines and patterns
    • Partner with the product management team to develop a shared vision and then lead a process to define the experience and design to deliver on the product’s objectives
    • Partner with the technology team to ensure we leverage the scale offered by our platform without compromising on core experiential principles
    • Work strategically with other executives and team members across the organization
    • Partner with others in the broader design community to develop and extend the experience across the array of offerings



    Basic Qualifications

      • 10+ years professional experience as an interactive designer / user experience designer / voice designer;
      • 1+ years professional experience with voice or multimodal speech interfaces
      • 3+ years managing design teams
      • Bachelor’s Degree in design or related field
      • Experience presenting to and influencing senior management
      • Experience designing and shipping innovative consumer voice products
      • Experience working cross-team and synthesize feedback and input from product management, engineering, and marketing
      • Experience with agile/scrum and driving design deliverables in this model

    Preferred Qualifications

      • Master’s degree in design or related field
      • An informed set of core values regarding user experience, technology, and business communication and the ability to present them with eloquence and concision
      • Unwavering attention to detail with an acute awareness that everything counts
      • Relentless desire for innovation, balanced with business needs, and customer expectations
      • Committed to learning and expanding professional and technical knowledge
      • Ability to prototype voice user experiences with readily available tools
      • Experience designing mobile web, and/or on-device mobile applications
      • Experience in human computer interaction
      • Working understanding of speech and language technologies.
    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
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