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VUI Designer

VUI Designer

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US-CA-San Francisco
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A2Z Development Center, Inc.
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Job Description

Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development Company that designs, develops, and manufactures high-profile devices such as the Amazon Echo, the best-selling Kindle family of e-readers, the FireTV streaming media players, and the family of Fire tablets. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of, Inc. Since then, we have worked to produce market leading products as well as new inventions. What will you help us create?

As a Voice UX Designer, you will define and drive spoken language and multimodal interfaces. 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, and will be working side-by-side with engineers to bring your designs to life. You must be a pragmatic visionary who can translate business needs into a leading-edge customer-focused solution. And most important, you must excel at conceptualizing spoken and multimodal experiences in the abstract and driving that vision into solid design deliverables.

We are looking for a designer who can:
· Produce user flows, wireframes, prototypes, and rigorous user interface specifications
· Conduct analyses of real usage data to inform UX optimization efforts
· Drive root cause analyses to respond to UX performance issues
· Start simple while not losing sight of the long-term vision
· Thrive in a nimble, start-up like environment
· Communicate clearly and think quickly

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of professional experience as an interactive designer/user experience designer
  • 2+ years of experience in human-computer interaction
  • Experience with voice or multimodal speech interfaces
  • Bachelor’s Degree or 5+ years professional experience.
  • User experience design skill set should include experience with data-driven analytics and speech and language technologies
  • Experience working cross-team and synthesize feedback and input from product management, engineering, and marketing
  • Professional portfolio of voice design
  • Experience presenting to and advising senior management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in design or related fields preferred
  • Ability to prototype voice user experiences with readily available tools
  • Ability to write tools to determine patterns in usage data
  • Experience with agile/scrum
  • Experience designing mobile web, and/or on-device mobile applications
  • An informed set of core values regarding user experience, technology, and business communication and the ability to present them with eloquence and concision.
  • Experience shipping innovative, successful consumer voice products
  • 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.
  • Background in script writing, creative writing, or game design is a plus
  • Ideally the portfolio will demonstrate creativity, problem-solving, and ability to ship

Lab126 is part of the, Inc. group of companies and is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation