Product Engineer - Voice

San Francisco, CA, United States

Volley


Role Location

  • San Francisco, CA, United States

Employees

11 - 25 people

Address

701 Sutter St Fl 5
San Francisco, CA, 94109, US

Tech Stack

  • Node.js
  • AWS
  • AWS Lambda
  • DynamoDB
  • React Native
  • iOS Development
  • Swift
  • Android
  • TypeScript
  • JavaScript

Role Description

Volley develops voice-controlled games and lifestyle apps for Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Our voice apps are world-class and attract millions of users every month. We're a 15-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
-- Volley FM - a personalized morning news service for Alexa
-- Yes Sire - a choose-your-own-adventure medieval RPG

We're seeking a Senior Product Engineer to build voice-controlled experiences and supporting infrastructure. The products you create will be deployed to a wide variety of devices, including smart speakers, smart TVs, and smartphones.

You should be a JavaScript (and/or TypeScript) engineer who is excited by the idea of working on the frontier of an emerging software paradigm. Ideally, you should have previous experience developing and shipping great consumer software products or games.

At Volley you will:
-- Work on products that reach millions of active users
-- Take advantage of our powerful internal engine to build and iterate quickly, focusing on writing logic, not boilerplate
-- Develop best-in-class voice-controlled products that are social, engaging, and fun to play
-- Collaborate with UX experts, designers, and data analysts to deliver products quickly and effectively

Things you may have done before
- Built consumer-facing mobile apps or games at scale
- Operated in environments with fast development-cycles focused on rapid product iteration
- Been part of a high performing engineering team
- Worked with audio, voice, or other emerging technologies

Must haves
- 3+ years professional coding experience
- Experience working with Node.js / JavaScript (TypeScript is a plus!)
- Passion for entertainment and/or games

Our software stack
- Node.js
- Typescript
- AWS (Lambda, Fargate, Dynamo)
- Terraform
- Firebase
- Alexa Skills Kit
- Google Actions SDK

We're a small team that enjoys working together! We love coming together over team lunches, in-house smash bros tournaments and the occasional karaoke session. During quarantine, this has evolved into virtual dance lessons, Zoom games, and a VERY active cooking channel in Slack.

If this sounds like fun, get in touch!

About Volley

Volley develops voice-controlled games and lifestyle apps for Amazon Alexa and Google Home.

We've created several of the top games for smart speakers, including: — Song Quiz - a name-that-tune music trivia game (and the #1 game on Alexa and Google) — Yes Sire - a choose-your-own-adventure medieval RPG — Popcorn Tycoon - the first ever audio-only idle game

We've also created several of the top lifestyle apps for smart speakers, including: — Volley FM - your own personalized, interactive morning radio station — Bedtime Stories - an app to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer with classic fairy tales, nature stories, poems, and more

Volley just closed its Series A funding round and is a graduate of Y Combinator.

We believe that voice-controlled entertainment will expand from smart speakers to phones, TVs, and cars, and we aim to be the leading entertainment company on all voice-controlled devices.

Company Culture

We are looking for smart, eager people with an enthusiastic attitude. We care more about having a learning mindset than a specific skillset, and more about shipping quickly than architectural perfection. We work hard but don't take ourselves too seriously.

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