Facebook Speech Designer in Menlo Park, California


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.


As a Speech Designer, you will be working on defining the user experience including but not limited to speech input and output for cutting edge AI systems. With our cross-functional team, you will design, prototype and test experiences that define the future of how people will interact with spoken language interfaces and other modalities. You love solving novel problems from first principles of how voice and touch interact with each other. Join a world-class team experimenting with bold ideas. Work alongside expert Scientists, Software Engineers, Product Designers and Sound Engineers to create the technology that makes speech pervasive and universal. You’ll work closely with engineers and product designers. This position is full-time and based in Menlo Park.

Required Skills:

  1. Define and synthesize user requirements

  2. Help establish speech and multimodal design processes and tools to align cross-functional teams

  3. Contribute to strategic decisions, working with research and engineering teams

  4. Design end-to-end flows and mock-ups and individually contribute to the feature set

  5. Give and solicit feedback from others to raise the quality and craftsmanship of the product

  6. Partner with PMs, engineers, researchers and designers, overseeing the implementation of the user experience

  7. Quickly solve issues with your cross-functional leads

  8. Clearly articulate design decisions to a vast set of internal stakeholders

  9. Help build product strategy

  10. Thrive in dynamic, fast-paced environments

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Experience with understanding speech recognition and natural language understanding technology

  2. Experience with speech and multimodal design with proven experience leading in cross-functional environments

  3. 5+ years of experience in shipping software products

  4. Experience creating, testing, and analyzing prototypes for voice interactions

  5. Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods for user research

  6. Knowledge about product strategy and vision

  7. Portfolio featuring examples of speech and interaction work

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Communication skills

  2. 2+ years of speech design experience

  3. Experience designing for diverse groups of people (international audiences, multi-language localization, accessibility for people with disabilities, etc.)

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at +1 650-308-7837.