Just want to preface this that I have permission from Dan to post here.
You all may know or recognize me as a long-time member of the community. I've been a member here since 2006. My introduction to home automation has been well-documented in my blog. I started out with UPB, later moved to Z-wave, and now I have some Philips Hue sprinkled in as well. At some point in the past, I've dabbled with Nokia 770 tablets, those old Audrey countertop tablets, a self-installed Elk M1G panel, X10 wireless with W800RF32, and HomeSeer (which I still run on a Raspberry Pi).
Within the past year of so, I've had the fortunate opportunity become a senior engineer on the Alexa SmartHome team, in part responsible for the SmartHome API that allows us direct voice control of our smart appliances through 3rd party skills, as well as all the back-end services that enable that control. We're looking for a few good people! While it's not a requirement that our teammates have past experience in home automation and control, it's those people that do that I particularly enjoy working with, as we share the same passion. It's a dream come true for me to get paid doing what I would be doing (and still do) for fun on the weekends. The Alexa SmartHome team has many openings, at all levels, and for all positions (engineer, project management, QA). You can find a listing of open positions and job descriptions at https://www.amazon.j.../alexasmarthome
If you're interested in talking to me about a position on the team, or don't see what you're looking for but still interested in finding your niche on the team, please drop me a message by PM! I can make sure your application and resume makes it directly to hiring managers.
Additionally, for those of you who are interested in reaching out on topics other than jobs, I'm happy to talk about home automation all day! However, please respect the fact that I cannot reveal our product roadmap or any unreleased capabilities of the Echo or the Alexa API.
Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you all!
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Edited by DeLicious, 07 April 2017 - 05:23 PM.