Manager II, Design - Senior Conversation Designer ...

Manager II, Design - Senior Conversation Designer (Store No8 - Conversational Commerce)

  • Location REDMOND, WA
  • Career Area Software Development and Engineering
  • Job Function Software Development and Engineering
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD835764

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Position Summary...

What you'll do...

About Store No8

We are the incubation arm of Walmart. Store No8 was formed in 2017 as part of Walmart’s larger innovation mission to shape the future of commerce. We pursue big ideas and take risks by stepping outside of Walmart’s core business to focus on leapfrog capabilities across conversational commerce, mixed reality, in-store digitization, and more. Our ultimate goal: fuel Walmart’s core business, create new operational efficiencies, and unlock amazing experiences for our customers in the long-term.

About the Role

Designers on the Conversational Commerce team help build a product that introduces text-based shopping experiences to customers. Our team is committed to radically improving the lives of our customers by removing the burden of planning and shopping on people’s everyday lives.

As a member of the Conversational Commerce team, you will champion our customer and experiences. Designers will maintain an inclusive design process and invite partners to co-create and collaborate on the interactive conversational experiences that help our customers live better. This role in an individual contributor opportunity.

The preferred work locations for this opportunity are Greater New York Metro Area; Greater Seattle Area, WA; San Francisco Bay Area, and Bentonville, AR.

What You’ll Do

  • Iterate and experiment to create beautiful, functional, and thoughtful conversational designs that delight our customers

  • Plan, write and edit conversational dialogue plus create or enhance intent templates for multi-modal experiences while maintaining brand voice and bot personality

  • Develop a deep understanding for how the Walmart customer shops and speaks

  • Facilitate and design workshops to help teams uncover opportunities, objectives, and solutions

  • Articulate experience strategy, opportunities and how usability relates to a larger brand experience to a diverse group of people

  • Partner with the Design Team to develop new paradigms and frameworks for new interaction models

What You’ll Need

  • 4+ years of experience working as a Conversational Designer, Linguist, Content Strategist, UX Designer, UX Writer or a relevant field in a consumer-focused business/product

  • Experience building voice user interfaces (VUI)

  • You have successfully partnered with designers, product managers, engineers, data scientists through a project lifecycle.  In addition, you are capable and work effectively independently.

  • Experience across all aspects of the product cycle, including user research, collaborative ideation, chatbot writing, prototyping, and testing.

  • Strong understanding of experience principles and customer needs such as motivations and behaviors, with the ability to translate them into engaging and actionable deliverables

You Will Knock Us Off Our Feet If

  • You have experience with speech and language, such as linguistics, NLP, language understanding (NLU), conversational search, text to speech (TTS),

  • You can create and present strategic experiences that ladder up into business strategy, goals, and opportunities

  • Experience working in an agile and/or lean environment

  • Strong working knowledge of tools (e.g. Botsociety, Sketch and InVision)

  • You have prior start-up, incubator experience, balancing technical and business constraints.

Perks and Benefits 

Beyond competitive pay, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more.  


Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers, and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting, and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas, and opinions – while being inclusive of all people.  

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Bachelor Degree and 2 years' design experience OR Masters Degree and 1 year's design experience OR 4 years' design experience 

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Designing front-end user experience solutions for consumer software development using modern web technologies (for example, AJAX, Ruby on Rails, strong HTML/CSS skills), Designing front-end user experience solutions for mobile applications on major smartphone platforms (for example, Android, iOS), Developing user experience solutions with agile methodology, eCommerce, Software Design

Primary Location...

8461 Avenue Ne, Redmond, WA 98052-3863, United States of America

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting and valuing diversity – unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas and opinions – while being inclusive of all people.

All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options, including vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans, life insurance and more
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents
  • Parental Leave
  • Pay during military service
  • Paid Time off - to include vacation, sick, parental
  • Short-term and long-term disability for when you can't work because of injury, illness, or childbirth

Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to specific plan or program terms. For information about benefits and eligibility, see

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