Senior Conversational Designer

Location: Remote

Job Type: Contract or Contract to Hire

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: • Gather technical and product-specific requirements, create dialogs and flows, and build prototypes in order to create expressive, scalable, and intuitive conversational content for Chatbots, Virtual Assistants, and omnichannel conversational interfaces, creating consistent, innovative experiences across channels. • Contribute to the development of conversational UI, interactions, and visual tone, and help establish voice and conversation design best practices to ensure a consistent brand experience for all end-users that aligns with organizational content principles. • Facilitate human-centered experience and product changes using data gathered from how users interact with our conversational products, while balancing the needs of our business partners and suggested edits from senior subject experts. • Foster collaboration across multiple teams to solve challenging, and at times, emotional healthcare needs with human-centered design thinking, and communicate solutions with language and storytelling that is on brand. • Deliver thoughtful and complete user needs analysis, with clearly prioritized and defined user workflows to inform development and architectural requirements. • Partner with research insight teams to assess user behavior and language, uncover hidden needs, summarize insights, and communicate them to drive continuous improvement as well as test prototypes with end-users. • Champion Conversation Design as a practice, driving cultural change without fear of challenging the status quo and reimagining customer experiences across channels. Continuously grow your depth of knowledge and apply it to evolve or craft new product opportunities. • Other duties as assigned or requested.

EDUCATION Required: • Bachelor’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), UX Design, UX Content or a related field, or equivalent practical experience Substitutions · 6 years of related and progressive experience working with bot-building / conversation-design software; in lieu of Bachelor’s degree. Preferred: • Direct experience with dialogflow.

EXPERIENCE Required: • 5 years Strong portfolio with voice and/or text-based conversational flows for virtual agents or virtual assistants that show how users complete simple and complex tasks as well as examples of mobile application, responsive web, and other digital interface design capabilities • 3 years Technical knowledge of the fundamentals of conversational design demonstrated experience designing voice and/or interaction design for conversational chat agents and virtual assistants • 3 years Effective verbal and written communication skills (emphasis on grammar and clear language) with the ability to effectively write in different styles and tones as the brand, channel, or situation dictates Preferred • 1 year Demonstrable experience creating conversational interactions in highly regulated industries such as Healthcare, Telecommunications, Consumer and/or Financial Services and Insurance • 1 year Knowledgeable in creating accessible designs with experience working within reading standards, regulations, and guidelines (i.e., WCAG) to advocate for inclusive design for all users • 1 year Facilitation, collaboration, and consensus-building skills, with experience in presenting to large cross-functional teams and Senior leadership • 1 year Multi-lingual or familiarity with localization and mapping of content into various languages.

LICENSES or CERTIFICATIONS Preferred: • UX Writing, Conversation Design, Conversational Copywriting, or AI Training Certification or Coursework.

SKILLS: • Experience in conversational design roles: research, design, development, copywriting, or support managing multiple concurrent projects of varying complexity • Demonstrated knowledge of natural language technology, how data from API calls is incorporated, the tech stack behind modern conversational experiences, and how to design for current abilities and limitations • Comprehensive understanding and appreciation for the fundamentals of user experience design, user research, including their processes and methodologies • Experience creating and aiding in the adoption of conversation design tools, component systems, and frameworks including CXD research and metrics, addressing user issues through rich conversational interactions • Highly organized, self-starter with the ability to work on multiple projects at once with oversight and deliver high quality work on time in an Agile environment • Knack for design thinking exercises and human-centered (HCD) facilitation methods to solve complex challenges • Ability to present to teams and seniors within an organization, both verbally and in writing.