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Senior Conversation User Experience Designer CXD at Nuance in Mahwah, New Jersey

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:


Nuance Communications, Inc. is the pioneer and leader in conversational AI innovations that bring intelligence to everyday work and life. The company delivers solutions that understand, analyze and respond to human language, amplifying human intelligence. With decades of domain and artificial intelligence expertise, Nuance works with thousands of organizations in healthcare, telecommunications, automotive, financial services, retail, and more to create stronger relationships and better experiences for their customers.

Join our Enterprise team great customer service starts here. We design virtual assistants for intelligent and effortless customer service helping customers find the information they need using whatever channel they prefer.


Position Summary: As a Voice User Interface Designer, you will be designing the caller interaction for speech-enabled applications. You will work on a multidisciplinary team of colleagues and domain experts to discover user requirements, and to match those needs against customer goals. Among other activities, you will validate functionality choices; design intuitive and adaptive call flows; write natural, conversational, and personalized dialogs; anticipate user responses; define grammars; and direct voice talents in the recording studio. You'll perform Usability Testing with consumers to further refine functionality and design choices. As a Voice UI Designer, you will need to learn about caller populations and work effectively with customers on each engagement, while simultaneously working toward the customer's financial goals and remaining the authority on best practices in user-centered design. Your successes will be measured by a combination of business targets you reach or surpass; your relationships with customers, partners, and the team; and the positive impression your designs leave in the minds of callers.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Discover and analyze requirements from both the customer's and the user s perspective. Be THE advocate for the user amid shifting and often unclear business requirements.

Create effective speech user interface designs, including call flows, dialogs, functional logic, and prompts to match the established system persona.

Create effective UX designs including speech interaction flows; functional logic; and both verbal and non-verbal auditory cues to match the established requirements.

Assist in implementing these designs, interacting with developers, directing voice talents, and performing usability tests.

Analyze performance of the user interface in the field with regard to performance metrics and caller experience, and recommend specific changes to improve caller satisfaction and transaction completion.

Use your experience on your specific projects to augment our evolving body of best practices.

Represent our UI approach and philosophy to top Fortune 100 companies.

Design alternative solutions, evaluating them to choose the best approach. Meet and collaborate with customers, users, and development partners to validate conceptual designs.

Approach design problems with a user-centered design methodology.

Compose user flows, story maps, and highly detailed artifacts using text, diagrams, illustrations, and/or prototypes to outline product, feature, and function specifications as required to best support the Agile Software Development Lifecycle.

Support ad hoc project requests that may be unrelated to customer requirements or product knowledge (e.g., the preparation of workshop packages, demos, and conceptual mock-ups)

Facilitate presentations and discussions with customers, users, and developers to drive resolution on proposed features and functionality.

Maintain familiarity with other company products and competitive products to ensure thought and design leadership.

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications:

Required Skills:

Creativity, strong logic skills, and the ability to work in a dynamic, challenging, and consultative environment

Native-level English fluency

Strong Microsoft Windows skills, including MS Office

Strong communication skills and the ability to develop and confidently deliver polished presentations to customers and internal teams

Availability to travel on-site with customers up to 15%

Preferred Skills:

Speech recognition software and/or telephony experience

Experience with Speech / Voice User Interface / Natural Language Voice User Interface design is a plus

Demonstrable audio engineering experience

Professional writing experience

Project Management experience

Experience working in a recording studio, as or with a professional Voice Talent

Experience creating UI/UX for iPhone and Android and an understanding of mobile design patterns and their application when creating UI task flows and artifacts

Basic understanding of a programming language (e.g., Perl, Python, or Java).

Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop or equivalent vector-editing experience

Near-native command of a second language (Spanish preferred)


At least a BA / BS or equivalent experience in human factors engineering, product interface design, linguistics, cognitive science, experimental psychology, technical writing, or a related field

5+ years' of experience.


Nuance offers a compelling and rewarding work environment. We offer market competitive salaries, bonus, equity, benefits, meaningful growth and development opportunities and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our continuing success.

Nuance Communication Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement is available here. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call 781-565-5086 Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.