Volley

Voice-controlled games for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

Head of Product Design

Location
San Francisco, CA
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
6+ years
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About the role

Volley develops voice-controlled games and entertainment apps for Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Our voice apps are world-class and attract millions of users every month. We’re a 55-person team based in San Francisco.

 

We’ve created several of the top experiences for voice-controlled devices, including:

Song Quiz - a name-that-tune music trivia game

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? - a quiz game to test your elementary-level knowledge

Bedtime Stories - a soothing, narrated skill to help you fall asleep

 

We believe voice control will be the main way people access entertainment in their bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and cars, and our goal is to build a destination for interactive audio entertainment, as Netflix did for television.

 

We are seeking a Head of Product Design to lead the visual direction for our voice, web, and mobile products. The role will have you working across platforms- from our website, mobile apps, to smart speaker display devices, (e.g. Amazon Echo Shows, Google Nest Hubs, and smart televisions).

Stuff you may have done before

  • 5+ years industry experience
  • Lead and scaled a top-tier design team (or managed a smaller team, and you're ready to take the next step!)
  • Designed consumer facing apps, preferably in the entertainment or gaming industry
  • Designed innovative visuals for new platforms and technologies, e.g. AR, VR, voice

What you'll do

  • Grow and coach a talented design team
  • Create, develop, and enforce visual design consistency across the Volley brand and all of our products
  • Collaborate with Voice UX experts, engineers, and data analysts to deliver best-in-class experiences for our users
  • Inspire a user-centric culture within the team and across the organization
  • Be a thought-leader on visual design to coworkers at all levels (from peers to the CEO) with clear, articulate rationale for design decisions
  • Look to the future of what visual design could mean for voice controlled devices

 

 

At Volley, we recognize the importance of work-life balance. We offer a flexible, hybrid work-from-home and in-office work model. We also offer 4 weeks of paid time off (with an enforced 2-week minimum!).

 

Volley believes in an inclusive workplace and is committed to building a team from a variety of backgrounds. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive the other benefits and privileges of employment.

 

We’re a small but quickly growing team that truly enjoys working together. We love coming together over Zoom happy hours, the funny and strange in Slack #random, and occasional karaoke sessions in our brand new Hayes Valley office. If this sounds like fun (we promise it is), get in touch!

 

Underrepresented candidates, and candidates from nontraditional backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply!

Why you should join Volley

Volley builds the best voice-controlled games and entertainment experiences for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, smartphones, and Fire TVs.

Popular Volley voice games include Song Quiz, Jeopardy!, and The Price Is Right.

Our voice apps are used by millions of people every month. We believe voice control will become the main way people access entertainment in their bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and cars, and our goal is to become the "Netflix of Voice" for this emerging category of devices.

We just raised our Series B round and we're growing fast!

Volley was founded by Max Child and James Wilsterman in 2016. We're a hybrid remote/in-person company, headquartered in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco.

While we work to make home entertainment more accessible and engaging, we like to have fun along the way, with team lunches, Friday happy hours, and very active #food and #pets slack channels. If any of this sounds fun to you (we promise it is), come join us!

Read more about Volley's culture and mission here: https://www.volleythat.com/post/volley-mission-culture-and-what-we-create

Volley
Founded:2016
Team Size:60
Location:San Francisco
Founders
Max Child
Max Child
CEO
James Wilsterman
James Wilsterman
CTO