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Conversation Designer Role

May 1, 2024

We're hiring a Conversation Designer to join our technology team.

Conversation Designer

Location: Remote, UK-based

Start date: ASAP

Hours: Full time preferred. Flexible working hours

Reports to: Software Lead

Salary: Competitive

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to

About Anya:

Anya is an award-winning digital health start-up using pioneering artificial intelligence and 3D technology to support people through challenges of every life stage (including fertility, pregnancy, parenting, and menopause) by providing healthcare expertise and empathetic companionship 24/7. 

Our award-winning Anya app offers:  

  • AI-powered virtual companion chatbot, leveraging 1-2-1 human expert support, to provide expertise and companionship 24/7  
  • Personalised content and programme based on unique health journeys.  
  • 1-2-1 video consultations with leading healthcare specialists  
  • Virtual communities for peer-to-peer support, expert webinars, and virtual specialist drop-ins  


We are a tight-knit and dynamic team made up of talented and passionate people. We have experience in Oscar / BAFTA award-winning visual effects, parenting and reproductive healthcare support, and pioneering machine learning and software R&D backed by Google and the UK government. We all work remotely but connect almost daily. We are passionate in what we are achieving and the positive impacts we are making.  

We are at a very exciting time! We are proudly supporting families from over 100 countries and are accredited by the NHS to support over 5m UK population. We have been awarded SBRI Healthcare funding to tackle health inequalities in maternity care amongst the most socially-economically disadvantaged populations across the UK. We are expanding our AI-powered 24/7 support from pregnancy and parenting to new life stages including fertility and menopause in 2024. Our positive impacts have been featured in +100 press articles and interviews including the BBC News and Sky News .

About the role:

We are looking for a Conversation Designer who will own the design, development, training, and maintenance of Anya’s awardwinning conversational chatbot. 


As Conversation Designer, you will: 

  • Take ownership in designing conversational structures, dialogues, and flows for our proprietary chatbots. 
  • Liaise with Machine Learning Engineer to train and optimise language understanding models based on real user interactions  
  • Liaise with Anya’s clinical team to adapt clinical texts to our conversational use case, ensuring a smooth user experience and highest clinical safety 
  • Create engaging and informative content for Anya’s conversational agents, including prompts, responses, error messages, and help messages. 
  • Conduct usability testing and iterate on conversation designs based on user feedback and conversation analytics. 
  • Document conversation designs, guidelines, and best practices for internal teams and stakeholders. 
  • Develop and define user personas to inform dialogue design, ensuring that conversations resonate with target audiences. 
  • Consider ethical implications in conversation design, such as clinical safety, privacy, inclusivity, and fairness, and ensure designs adhere to ethical guidelines. 
  • Work closely with the product manager in an Agile development environment including sprint planning, user story prioritisation, task estimation, sprint implementation, and sprint review. 
  • Guide the relationship and process management of the clinical team and external experts. This includes organising expert workshops, clinical brainstorming, feedback sessions etc 

Role requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience (UX) Design, Interaction Design, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Computer Science, or related fields
  • 2+ years of demonstrated experience in designing conversations for chatbots, voice assistants, virtual agents, or other conversational interfaces. 
  • Understanding of NLP (Natural Language Processing) concepts, including intent recognition, entity extraction, sentiment analysis, and language understanding models
  • Experience with virtual agent platforms used for chatbot conversation design such as IBM Watson, DialogFlow or similar 
  • Strong writing and scripting skills to create engaging and natural-sounding dialogues for conversational agents
  • Experience conducting usability testing and utilising analytics data to iterate on conversation designs and improve user experience
  • Experienced with software agile development process; self-managing for creating and managing her own user stories, sprints, and those for the clinical teams and other team members
  • Passion for making ethical and clinically safe AI algorithms, that will have a direct impact in improving people’s lives
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure accuracy and consistency in conversation designs, including grammar, punctuation, and tone of voice


  • Programming experience, preferably in Python
  • Experience with using Gemini, ChatGPT or any other LLM implementations 
  • Experience with prompt engineering  
  • Proven ability and experience to work in start-up, small/dynamic teams, and fast-paced environment with little direction and quick decision making
  • Experience in the Health Tech or Digital Health sector
  • Experience in Miro, Jira, Notion or similar

What the role offers:​​

  • Flexible working: at Anya we take pride of supporting work-life balance and family commitments, most of our team are working parents. 
  • Competitive salary 
  • 25 days annual leave + UK bank holidays 
  • Up to 4% employer pension contribution 
  • Company laptop 
  • Enhanced parental leave 
  • Learning & development funding and support 
  • Free access to Anya Premium, and our expert webinars (for yourself and your friends, families) 
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Why Join Anya?  

Anya is a young and exciting start-up powered by innovation and empathy. Every day is different, and the team is made up of incredibly passionate and creative people who can keep up with our exciting developments. We know that none of this would be possible without our team, and we work to build a culture that is open, flexible, and nurturing. We offer a work environment that truly values diversity, where people can develop their interests, where no input is too inexperienced, and where workers can work to the schedules that suit their lives and passions best.  

This is an incredible opportunity to join a mission-driven, dynamic, fast-growing team of talented and passionate individuals from around the world that is having a massively positive impact on the lives of our users.

Please send any questions related to this role to

We will be interviewing throughout and may close the application early, so please do not delay if you think you can play a part in the success of Anya.

No recruiters, agencies or freelancers, please.

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