Senior Software Engineer at Volley (W18)
$160k - $230k  •  0.05% - 0.20%
Voice-controlled games for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
San Francisco, CA / Remote
Full-time
6+ years
About 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

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:

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.

What you'll do

  • 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

Stuff 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

  • 5+ years professional coding experience
  • Experience leading a product- and experience-focused software development team
  • Experience working with Node.js / JavaScript (TypeScript is a plus!)
  • Passion for entertainment and/or games

Our stack

  • Volley's own custom-built engine, designed by a rocket scientist :-)
  • Typescript, Node, & Next.js
  • Kotlin Multiplatform
  • Kubernetes & Terraform
  • DynamoDB
  • Firebase

Our culture

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!

Technology

Platforms: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, iOS, Android Tech: Node.js, Javascript, Typescript, Swift, Kotlin, HTML5, React, Kubernetes, Terraform Game Engines: PlayCanvas Data: SQL, Snowflake, Segment, Amplitude

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