Lead Game Engineer - iOS at Volley (W18)
Voice-controlled games on smart speakers, TVs, and mobile
San Francisco, CA / Remote
Full-time
3+ 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 45-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.

What you’ll do

  • Build fully native apps at the intersection of mobile and voice
  • Dive head-first into Kotlin Multiplatform, which powers the shared core of our apps
  • Engage in R&D across nascent platforms and new form-factors
  • Build and scale our mobile products to millions of users

Stuff you may have done before

  • Worked with Kotlin Multiplatform for Mobile
  • Built top-notch native iOS or Android applications
  • Operated in environments with fast development-cycles focused on rapid product iteration
  • Created products for Smart TVs or Android Auto
  • Worked with audio, voice, or other emerging technologies

Our Stack

  • Kotlin Multiplatform (both platforms)
  • Kotlinx Serialization, Ktor, and Koin (both platforms)
  • Kotlin & Jetpack Compose (Android)
  • Swift and SnapKit (iOS)
  • Volley's own custom-built voice engine (Typescript & Node)
  • Volley's own high-level scripting language for voice development
  • Firebase

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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