UX Designer Alexa Proactive

Amazon.com Services, Inc.
 Seattle, WA


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

Every single day, she is getting smarter and adding new skills like tracking fitness, games, and more. But did you know that Alexa can reach out in the moment to help make your life easier and delightful? From letting you know that your most recent Amazon delivery has arrived, to suggesting a new game to play with the kids, to reminding you it’s time to reorder coffee, Alexa can help you stay on top of your to do list and enjoy your free time.

A day in the life

You'll spend each day collaborating with designers (UX and voice), product managers, and engineering teams to create and deliver proactive Alexa multimodal experiences (Alexa app and Echo device screens) that simplify our customers' lives. You'll also consult with partner teams to help them plug into our products and brainstorm new opportunities.

About the hiring group

The Alexa Proactive Information Experiences team is looking for a UX Designer to help define compelling multimodal experiences that help Alexa help customers, without them having to ask. We are a cross-discipline product team that works vertically and horizontally across Alexa to develop new core Alexa proactive experiences and services. We welcome innovators and collaborators, as you will regularly find yourself in uncharted territory where the key to your success will be to get ahead of the curve, and you’ll be creating solutions for exciting and ambitious ideas for which no interaction paradigm currently exists.

Job responsibilities

You will partner closely with voice designers, product, and engineering teams focused on proactive experiences across Alexa endpoints and channels. You will define concept and execution, articulating end-to-end experience, and help drive that vision into solid design deliverables such as user interface designs, flows, wireframes, high fidelity mocks with redlines, and prototypes. You will advise on roadmaps, and your work will translate to new patterns and best practices. You will work on new end-customer experiences and also create CX frameworks that allow the many Alexa domain teams to create their own proactive experiences.

Previous notifications experience and voice design experience is a bonus but not required.

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Basic Qualifications

· 3+ years of experience as a product designer, user experience designer, multimodal designer, interaction designer, or similar design-related role.

· Bachelor's degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), interaction design, or related UX degree or equivalent professional experience.

· An internet-accessible portfolio of your work. Please provide as part of your resume.

Preffered Qualifications

· A background in UX design, multimodal design, product design, and/or user research.

· Experience working cross-team and synthesizing feedback and input from product management, engineering, and marketing.

· Experience creating user flows, wireframes, prototypes, and user interface specifications.

· Experience working on projects from inception to shipping product.

· 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.

· Experience designing mobile web, and/or on-device mobile applications.

· Ability to manage ambiguity, work autonomously, and multi-task in an agile environment.

· Experience with voice or multimodal speech interfaces.