• Sr Solutions Architect, Alexa Hackathons

    Location US-Virtual
    Posted Date 1 year ago(3/31/2017 8:22 AM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
  • Job Description

    Are you interested in traveling to work hands on with developers around the US? Around the world? Are you passionate about the intersection of a Voice Driven User Experience, cloud computing, and the Internet-of-Things (IoT)?

    The Alexa team is looking for a Solutions Architect that’s self-directed and deeply technical community leader to run hack-a-thons and workshops for the Alexa platform. This role will be on the forefront of a new ecosystem - in an area that represents an evolution in how people interact with services and devices. We are looking for a candidate with a passion for new products and the Internet of Things, enthusiasm for our mission to build voice-first experiences, connections into the IoT developer community, experience facilitating developer group events, and a talent for creating innovative technical solutions.

    At Amazon, customer obsession is in our DNA. The successful candidate will become a trusted advisor to our customers and will work directly with developers and the Alexa platform teams.

    • Travel frequently to work with developers directly
    • Help developer customers experiment with Alexa and voice powered user experiences.
    • Work with customers to help them publish the Alexa skills they begin during hack-a-thons and workshops.
    • Develop technical content, such as white papers and code template, that can be used by our customers to assist them in deploying Alexa Skills
    • Assess Alex and IoT related knowledge across AWS sales and solutions architecture teams and develop plans to address gaps
    • Represent Alexa at trade events by delivering presentations, hack-a-thons and workshops

    **We are open to considering candidates working remotely in one of the following locations: San Francisco Bay Area, CA; Denver, CO; Austin/Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; Boston MA

    Basic Qualifications

    • Five or more years of experience in the design and implementation of complex IoT applications or services
    • Understanding of RESTful architectures and data design patterns
    • An understanding of the cloud computing model as it relates to IoT
    • A technical undergraduate degree in computer science, engineering or related discipline
    • 3+ years experience with Node.JS+ Javascript

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with IoT devices and protocols
    • Event-based applications using publish/subscribe style of communication to signal events/situations and receive notifications
    • An advanced degree in computer science, ML/AI, engineering or related discipline
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
    • Demonstrated effectiveness working across multiple business units to achieve results
    • Experience in a customer-facing, sales-aligned role such as consultant, solutions engineer or solutions architect
    • Hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
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