Alexa Application Developer

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Erwin Hymer Group North America is one of the fastest-growing manufacturers in Canada, and North America’s leading manufacturer of Class B motorhomes. We produce six different brands of vehicles and trailers that help people see the world in a new way and live happier lives. We’re leading the industry by doing things like innovating green and autonomous technology, optimizing battery life for off-the-grid camping, and carving out new markets of adventure-seekers.

The EHGNA software development team works to make adventure more powerful, accessible, and affordable for all. We develop next-generation technologies that improve the lives of our users around the planet. We’re in search of an Alexa Developer who will build complex Alexa – mobile/cloud-based applications to drive voice-first interactions for our customers.

As our new Alexa Application Developer, you will

  • lead on integrating Alexa into our vehicle-connected products;
  • drive the UI/UX design for the Alexa platform, ensuring a consistent user experience;
  • use the Alexa Voice Service Device SDK to build user functions that incorporate voice recognition including a custom wake-word engine, media streaming through our own audio player, timers and alarms, weather reports, and custom skills;
  • be central to the operations of our data acquisition and control system, working within the development team’s existing data science strategy;
  • be responsible for working collaboratively with various EHGNA developer entities supporting a very agile developer framework;
  • take ownership of Alexa development throughout the entire program lifecycle, working with both internal and external team members to meet objectives.

Technical Environment

  • Ubuntu Linux and various Generic Linux distros
  • Raspberry Pi
  • macOS
  • Alexa Voice Service Device SDK
  • Entire Alexa Development Environment - Alexa Skills Kit (ASK)

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field; or commensurate experience
  • 3+ year experience building successful production software systems
  • technical experience in C++, Java, Python, and javascript
  • well-versed in protocols such as HTTP/2 and Multiplexing in RFC 7540, git, streaming, RSS, JSON
  • experience in object-oriented design
  • demonstrable leadership experience in driving large projects from concept to implementation
  • a demonstrated commitment to customer-centered design

Preferred Qualifications

  • excellent understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability
  • experience building Amazon Echo, Alexa and AWS cloud services and applications
  • experience defining, developing and maintaining web service API's
  • advanced degree (MSCS with ML, DL, NLP experience
  • demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality
  • excellence in technical communications with both technical and non-technical peers
  • ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast-paced environment

 

HOW TO APPLY 
Please send a resume and cover letter to techteam@erwinhymergroupna.com. If you have any questions about this or any other tech career opportunities at Erwin Hymer, please be in touch. 

At Erwin Hymer Group North America, we value diversity and work to ensure all employees and candidates have equal opportunities to succeed. Should you require accommodations of any kind to apply for this position, please contact techteam@erwinhymergroupna.com.