Sr. Conversation Designer

Date Opened: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Remote, Remote, US

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

 

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

 

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

UX at Allstate

We’re a large and well-respected digital design organization of 115+ passionate UX designers, content designers, researchers, visual designers, and design program managers led by our VP UX, and we’ll be growing by 40% in 2022! We're hiring to evolve UX across dozens of digital products and services and Allstate brands and to establish a shared design platform: an expanded design system, reusable content, user research, and design thinking.  

Here’s what you can expect from a UX career at Allstate:  

  • Participate in a collaborative, fun and friendly remote team environment that values diversity, builds and trains individuals, and supports long-term career and skills growth  
  • Contribute to large-scale digital systems and products that are used by millions of customers and have a meaningful impact on our business 
  • Join a proven UX organization that is benefitting from high growth, demand, visibility, and investment
  • Practice true user-centered design, supported by robust research and analytics capabilities

At Allstate, you’ll help innovate and reinvent insurance and improve customers’ lives by designing products to support them in their moments of greatest need, and you’ll have fun along the way.  Join our diverse team of creative problem solvers using our talents for good — at work and in life!
 

Job Description (cont.)

The Senior Conversation Designer crafts, plans, develops, and evaluates new product and service concepts, enhancements to existing products and services or strategic product extensions, often working in high-profile and complex projects. They partner with research insight teams to gather and understand data and insights to inform products and services as well as test prototypes with end-users. This role is unique in its emphasis on conversation design (including chat, voice, and virtual assistant) and creating consistent, innovative experiences across channels.

When it comes to the Senior Conversation Designer’s toolchest, they have expertise in communicating clearly and building concepts using sketches, online whiteboards, journey maps, site maps, navigation designs, user flows, information organization models, wireframes, prototypes, and other specifications that communicate experience and design intention. They incorporate human-centered design methods to both expand the scope of possibilities and converge on a hypothesis-based solutions that meet both user and business needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create conversational flows and tune for machine-human conversations
  • Model how to use human-centered design approaches to frame problems, uncover patterns, discover opportunities, and visualize possibilities
  • Communicate clear, focused user experience concepts for products during all stages of the design process using deliverables such as wireframes, flow diagrams, storyboards, and prototypes using industry software like Axure, Figma, Sketch and Invision
  • Collaborate within product teams – assess and prioritize opportunities, constraints, and features - advocating for the end user while balancing the negotiation of priorities and business goals
  • Facilitate feedback loops through frequent and appropriate user research, testing, and metrics analysis
  • Continuously grow your depth of knowledge and apply it to evolve or craft new product opportunities, including information architecture, research opportunities, and platform capabilities.
  • Collaborate with product owners, engineers, and cross-functional stakeholders to understand experience and technology requirements to provide creative and thoughtful solutions
  • Measure your design solutions with metrics that matter; ensure qualitative and quantitative data is captured and used appropriately to inform decisions
     

Job Qualifications

  • 5+ years as a UX conversation designer, UX designer, UX writer, or content strategist in highly collaborative environments
  • Experience in building user-centric conversation experiences (Chat, voice, or SMS) in an agile environment
  • Proficiency in linguistics, intent and holistic tuning, intent development, design methods, interaction design, information architecture, user research, prototyping, and/or content design
  • Extremely passionate and knowledgeable about conversation design, interaction design and information architecture as disciplines
  • Understands the constraints of technology platforms: Natural Language Processing, Responsive Web, and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Proficient in Axure or other design and prototyping tools
  • Excellent communication, organization and time management skills
  • Experience facilitating a wide breadth of human-centered design methodologies
  • Trained in linguistics, English, information sciences, psychology, human factors, or human-computer interaction
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in the following is a plus: Design, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Interaction Design, Information Sciences, Psychology, Human Factors, and/or Computer Science
  • Experience designing in insurance, financial, or highly regulated verticals is a plus
  • Knowledge of both iOS and Android platforms a plus
  • Must be able to share work that conveys depth and breadth of previous design work

 

Compensation Data
Compensation range for this position is $115,000 - 135,000 per year, based on experience and qualifications.

 

Compensation offered for this role is $115,000-$135,000 per year and is based on experience and qualifications.

 

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

 

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

 

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy. For a full description of Allstate’s benefits, visit allstate.jobs/benefits/

 

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