Principal Designer - Alexa Devices

  • Remote  
    perm, from remote  
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    Start date
  • Closing date
    1 November 2020  
    Posted on
    1 September 2020  

Alexa is the personal voice-first assistant AI present in over 100 million Alexa devices. She is always getting smarter and attaining new skills to become more helpful; including the ability to present information on screen and take touch inputs. We are looking for a Principal UX Designer to help define how her voice and screen capabilities unify to provide a coherent multi-modal experience for customers.

As a principal designer you will drive the development of new design paradigms combining Human factors, industrial, voice design. You will take on our most complex and foundational work guiding near and long-term investments. You will work across teams, constructing and leading multi-disciplinary working groups to inform your work and drive alignment.

You will look deeply into research, commission your own studies, partner with marketing, product, design, and content teams to experiment and continually grow our understanding of customer needs, as well as consider key upcoming new experiences that introduce new dimensions to Alexa experiences.

You will help continually refine and expand the vision for Alexa Devices as her skills, customers, and contexts grow. This role is part of Alexa Research & Design team. We are the team that sets creative and best practices org that works vertically and horizontally across Alexa to develop new core Alexa experiences, define new experience paradigms, develops standards, patterns, training, and resources that help teams (our and others) build better experiences.

Our team includes creative writers, voice designers, UX and industrial designers, user researchers, product managers, and program managers. Internal job description This role will work with multiple teams inside Devices and Alexa. You will need to have top notch creative and influencing chops, including the ability to work across teams. This is for an IC role but will act as role-model to a growing group of multi-modal and voice designers.


· 10+ years of professional experience in the UX design field.
· 5+ years of experience shipping consumer products.
· An understanding of current speech and language technologies.
· Bachelor's Degree or equivalent professional experience.


· Experience shipping multi-modal consumer products.
· Demonstrated ability to influence product decisions.
· Demonstrated ability to drive customer/end-user impact.
· A track record of ground-breaking work.
· Exceptional communication, collaboration, and presentation skills.
· A track record of successfully working across teams to synthesize feedback and input from product management, engineering, and marketing.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

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