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Technical Evangelist

Amazon

London, United Kingdom

Are you interested in traveling to work hands on with developers all around the UK? 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 hackathons 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.

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

Responsibilities
· Travel frequently around the UK to work with developers directly (at least 60% travel) with occasional international travel where necessary
· Help developer customers experiment with Alexa and voice powered user experiences.
· Work with developers to help them publish the Alexa skills they begin during hackathons 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 Alexa and IoT related knowledge across Alexa sales and solutions architecture teams and develop plans to address gaps
· Represent Alexa at trade events by delivering presentations, hackathons and workshops

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Fluent English writer & speaker
· 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
· Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
· Demonstrated effectiveness working across multiple business units to achieve results
· An understanding of the cloud computing model as it relates to IoT
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience with IoT devices and protocols
· Node.JS+ Javascript or Python
· Event-based applications using publish/subscribe style of communication to signal events/situations and receive notifications
· An advanced degree in computer science, MIS, engineering or related discipline
· Experience in a customer-facing, sales-aligned role such as consultant, solutions engineer or solutions architect
· Nice to have but not required: Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) programming - primarily using Paho MQTT client programming libraries (C/C++, Java, Javascript, Python, etc.)


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