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Product Designer, Human Robot Interaction, Everyday Robot Project

Location Mountain View, United States
Posted 13-September-2021
Description
X is Alphabet's moonshot factory. We are a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the lives of millions, even billions, of people. Our goal: 10x impact on the world's most intractable problems, not just 10% improvement. We approach projects that have the aspiration and riskiness of research with the speed and ambition of a startup.The TeamWe are the Everyday Robot Project at X, a moonshot that brings together people with varied skill sets and backgrounds to build a future where robots can be as helpful to people in the physical world as computers now are in the virtual world. We believe that the future of robotics and AI can unfold in a way that has lasting positive impact in our everyday lives and our wider communities. Our mission is to build learning robots that help people everyday and everywhere live better lives. Creating robots that can learn in different waysinvolves navigating some of the hardest challenges in robotics today. It's an ambiguous and iterative process, so we've worked hard to create a team environment where collaboration and creativity can flourish, and where people always feel comfortable bringing their unique perspectives and expertise to the table.The RoleAs an HRI Product Manager/Designer, you will be at the intersection point of product strategy, definition, and creative design to deliver concrete requirements & prototype interactions that enable Everyday Robots to interact intuitively within everyday environments. Specifically, in this role, you will:Define core principles, create product requirements, and set clear priorities that pushes on building natural & welcoming human-to-robot interactionsBe hands-on by designing, prototyping, and iterating as the product & creative lead to craft the direction on human-to-robot interactionsDevelop a highly ambitious yet practical product vision & roadmap for pushing the boundaries of what's possible today across all stages of product maturityEngage collaboratively with a highly cross-functional team, operating as the product & interaction design voice that connects elements across engineering, operations, business, and partnersMinimum QualificationsB.A./B.S. in Design, User Experience, Computer Science with a focus on User Interaction, or equivalent experienceExperience with interaction design on deep user experience solutionsLeadership skills to jump into a highly ambiguous area and define a product strategy along with clearly articulating product requirements4+ years experience in design or user experience, building consumer-facing productsDemonstrated product management experience, ideally shipping products with both software and hardware componentsPreferred QualificationsM.A./M.S. in Design, User Experience, Human-Robot/Human-Computer Interaction, or equivalent experienceIndustry experience as a product manager, ideally building products with sensing & actuation capabilitiesAbout X, the moonshot factoryX creates radical new technologies to solve some of the world's biggest problems. We develop uncomfortably ambitious, potentially world-changing new ideas such as self-driving cars, balloon-powered Internet and smart contact lenses. We're a team of makers, entrepreneurs, engineers, designers and scientists with deep technical expertise who love the challenge of the seemingly impossible. We believe that a culture of psychological safety creates the foundation of trust and respect necessary to build moonshots. X was formerly known as Google[x] and is part of Alphabet.

 
Awards & Accolades for MyTechLogy
Winner of
REDHERRING
Top 100 Asia
Finalist at SiTF Awards 2014 under the category Best Social & Community Product
Finalist at HR Vendor of the Year 2015 Awards under the category Best Learning Management System
Finalist at HR Vendor of the Year 2015 Awards under the category Best Talent Management Software
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