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Amazon Corporate LLC Senior Solutions Architect, Alexa Multimodal in Seattle, Washington

Job summaryEver wonder how the music experience or your favorite skill works on an Echo Show? Curious about the Echo Show 15 and the new Alexa widgets? How about the Alexa weather pop up on an LG TV? All these and more experiences are powered by Alexa Presentation Language (APL) and this is your chance to be a part of it. We are looking for someone who loves working with builders and help them bring new ambient multimodal experiences to life.Key job responsibilitiesOur ideal candidate will:Be able to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges and map the intersection of partner needs and product priorities. They will possess excellent customer engagement and communication skills as well as the technical background to fluently interact and provide guidance to software developers, designers and product owners.Have hands-on development experience (preferably NodeJS, Python or Java) and experience working with partners from a consulting, evangelism, solution architecture or similar role. They will be the "face of Alexa Multimodal APIs" with key partners and drive discussions with senior technical leaders in those organizations.Define and develop new tools and processes that improve the engagement model between our partners and product/engineering team. They will also have the opportunity to act as champion for a new Alexa feature from inception to implementation getting exposure to key product management skills along the way.Organize and champion Alexa multimodal APIs using at scale mechanisms like conferences, tech talks, blog posts, and walk throughsCapture and share best-practice knowledge among our developer communityCollaborate with product marketing, engineering, and quality assurance teams to remove roadblocks for our partners.A day in the lifeAmbient intelligence is the next frontier in how customers interact with computing and Alexa is leading the way. As a Solutions Architect on the Alexa Multimodal team you will manage key technical relationships and work closely with internal and external partners to build beautiful, interactive, ambient experiences. You'll engage in deep, technical discussions to design solutions, solve problems and coordinate Alexa feature implementations to raise the bar on the customer experience. You'll be acting as voice of the developer with our product and engineering teams to influence roadmaps using data-driven analysis, and a working backwards mindset. You have strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization.About the teamYou will be on the team responsible for shipping Alexa Presentation Language (APL), Alexa Web API for Games, APL for Audio, motion/sensing APIs (for Echo Show 8 and 10), and most recently, Alexa Widgets. These APIs and associated tools give creators a way to add visuals, touch, and remote interactions to Alexa; bring new interactive games to the voice-first world; enable delightful audio mixing in real time; add motion and entity sensing support to their skills; and provide ambient updates . You will work with a team of world class engineers, designers, and marketers. Just in the past year our partners have built a brand new music playback experience, a video home experience, motion-enabled experience for the Echo Show 10, countless multimodal skills, and a number of widgets all powered by APL.3+ years of design, implementation, or consulting experience in applications or infrastructures8+ years within specific technology domain areas (e.g. software development, cloud computing, systems engineering, infrastructure, security, networking, data & analytics)5+ years in a customer-facing (internal or external) technical role, influencing product design and/or directionDemonstrated ability to build/support developer/designer