• Principal Chatbot Designer

    Location US-NJ-Mahwah | US-NJ-Mahwah | US-MA-Burlington
    Job ID
    Professional Services - Software Development or Programming
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Company Overview

    Nuance is the pioneer and leader in conversational artificial intelligence (AI) innovations that bring intelligence to everyday work and life. We deliver solutions that understand, analyze, and respond to people, amplifying human intelligence to increase productivity and improve security. With decades of both domain and AI expertise, we work with thousands of organizations across a wide range of industries.


    Join our team! At Nuance, we are constantly reinventing how people connect with technology and with each other. Our AI-powered solutions empower organizations to transform “business as usual.” For decades, the world’s leading financial, healthcare, telecommunications, retailers, and government organizations have trusted Nuance to bring them award-winning solutions that deliver more meaningful outcomes and empower a smarter, more connected world. From clinical speech recognition technologies that free physicians to spend more time caring for patients to real-time intelligence that powers billions of customer interactions, we’re deeply committed to helping organizations push the boundaries of what’s possible.

    Job Summary

    The Principal Chatbot Designer will own and influence the design of AI chat bot solutions with Fortune 100 companies, designing the user experience for web/mobile-based virtual assistants (VAs). The Chatbot Designer is part of a multi-disciplinary team of colleagues and domain experts and focuses on discovering user requirements, matching those needs against customer goals, and building and optimizing VAs from the ground up. Among other activities, the Chatbot Designer validates functionality choices, designs intuitive and adaptive dialog flows, build dialogs, anticipate user responses, and define and optimizes grammars. Chatbot Designers are expected to lead projects alongside a Project Manager and must be comfortable guiding the internal and client teams to the best outcome. As a Chatbot Designer, you will need to learn about user 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 VA design.


    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    •Understand and adhere to SOW requirements while working toward the VA’s mission, as well as client expectations and success measures, with an eye on measurable long-term ROI
    •Own the overall design of the VA’s Intents, leveraging customer data analysis and partnering with Speech Science
    •Create and build clear designs that offer an ideal user experience while promoting the transition of the VA to an internal optimization team once deployed – Iterative improvement is key
    •Understand the relationship between JavaScript and grammar tools that tie into VA content
    •Understand and own reporting and metrics to ensure tracking of elements that will improve performance and allow for evaluation of VA successes
    •Drive solutions that are scalable and comprehensible by non-developers, including customers
    •Own implementation of all dialog elements
    •Document dialog content, incorporating text, diagrams, and mockups, and advise others (including QA) on how to interpret documentation
    •Own resolution of dialog-related bugs
    •Lead VA pre-launch training for comprehension and dialog improvement
    •Serve as the point person to help resolve issues and reply to customer concerns
    •Train clients on the use of the proprietary tool suite: content management, grammar management, and analytics platform
    •Lead conversation reviews with clients and coordinate delivery of go live reporting
    •Espouse best practices on all levels: design to meet goals with an eye on the bigger picture for the client and future expansion
    •Communicate with the graphical UI team
    •Use proprietary tools knowledge to help the larger team triage and resolve issues
    •Mentor and coordinate the work of related Content, Development, and Speech Science roles
    •Maintain familiarity with other products to ensure thought and design leadership
    •Perform tasks related to securing and keeping the products, tools, and processes that you are responsible for secure


    Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications

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


    Minimum years of work experience:

    8 years.  Fewer years accepted where clear aptitude for the role is demonstrated


    Required Skills

    •Professional writing experience
    •Experience creating User Interface / User Experience designs for web and mobile
    •Experience with dialog or Voice User Interface design
    •Creativity, strong logic skills, and the ability to work in a dynamic, challenging, and consultative environment
    •Native-level English fluency
    •Strong Microsoft Windows and Office suite skills
    •Metrics-driven: Understand and leverage metrics and translate them into business value
    •Strong analytical skills: Perform detailed analysis of performance and trends to provide insight and recommendations
    •Strong communication skills and the ability to develop and confidently deliver polished presentations to customers and internal teams, using differing modes of communication
    •Experience in a customer-facing role on-site or remote with external customers.
    •Demonstrated experience in stakeholder management, building partnerships and managing and interacting with clients and internal stakeholders of different levels
    •Comfortable in the dynamic a
    tmosphere of a technical organization with a rapidly expanding customer base
    •Ability to travel up to 15%


    Preferred Skills

    •Experience with any analytical tools e.g. Google Analytics
    •Natural Language Understanding
    •Previous experience in web content management, process mapping, or business process improvement
    •Fluency in another language, specifically in the written language but also spoken

    Additional Information

    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 Communications, Inc. (“Nuance”) 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.


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