Principal Solutions Architect, Alexa Auto @ Services LLC - Sunnyvale, CA

Job Overview

4 months ago

Principal Solutions Architect, Alexa Auto Services LLC - Sunnyvale, CA

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering, or related technical discipline
  • Multiple years of experience in the design and development of complex embedded or mobile solutions
  • Experience with two or more programming languages (e.g., JavaScript, C++, Java, Python)
  • Experience in a customer-facing, sales-aligned role such as consultant, solutions engineer or solutions architect
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work in a diverse team
Job summary
Do you like Alexa? Do you have a passion for cars? Do you love cutting edge technology? Amazon Alexa Auto is looking for a Principal Solutions Architect to help shape the development and drive the launch of new voice-forward in-vehicle experiences with our auto OEM partners.

Amazon Alexa Auto works with auto OEMs to enable Alexa and other in-cabin experiences in their vehicles. There are now twenty-three automotive brands with Alexa built-in to their vehicles, from trucks to super sports cars and we continue to introduce new automotive products, services, and features to further engage and delight customers.

The Principal Solutions Architect is a dynamic and cross-functional role. As a member of the Solutions Architect community, you will work directly with Business Development, Product, and Engineering, and the auto OEM as a subject matter expert on new products, services and features to help shape their development for product-market fit, support our sales efforts to drive adoption, and make sure projects get delivered on time and in scope by assisting and unblocking partners as needed.

The ideal candidate will have launched multiple, high-profile automotive or embedded products, have demonstrated the ability to lead highly complex projects from inception through delivery, and demonstrated success partnering with or managing external organizations.

Ideally, you will also have hands-on experience in the automotive infotainment and connected vehicle space and have a keen understanding of our auto OEM customers and the automotive market. You must possess a combination of creativity, technical skills and business acumen which will allow you to identify and develop new business opportunities. You must be able to establish credibility with auto OEM technical stakeholders at all levels to the CTO to influence their technical direction. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, are deeply technical, highly innovative and long for the opportunity to bring new pioneering solutions to challenging problems to market, we want to talk to you.

Key job responsibilities
  • Engage with internal product, engineering, and business development teams and with automotive partners’ developers, architects, hardware engineers and managers to influence the product-market fit, bridge gaps in understanding, and define the end product solution that auto OEMs will integrate into their vehicles.
  • Educate partners on Alexa and other Auto products by building new technical sales material, demonstrators (PoCs) and participate in architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment
  • Work proactively to resolve technical issues for partners, spending time on-site as needed helping them integrate Amazon products and services
  • Coordinate, manage and report activities across a variety of internal teams, up to Amazon executive levels, to plan and lead the execution of integrations; develop tools and processes that streamline integration where necessary
  • Work with the product and engineering teams to define and shape requirements for new products and features, plan integrations, and ideate on ways to simplify and scale the implementation process over time.
  • Develop strategic relationships with our automotive partners and understand their important business drivers
  • An advanced degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related technical discipline
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working across multiple business units to achieve results
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; proven ability to communicate effectively with senior management both internally and externally
  • Experience working in the automotive industry with full understanding of in-vehicle-infotainment (IVI) system architectures and connected vehicle services development
  • Previous experience developing software targeting Android, QNX or embedded Linux
  • Experience with speech-related technologies in the voice processing, portable device or personal digital assistant industry
  • Experience with vertical-specific products, leading brands, customer value propositions and product evolution
  • Bias for action, and ability to succeed in a fast-paced, innovative, and rapidly evolving industry and business organization; demonstrated effectiveness working across multiple business units to achieve results
  • Strong problem-solving skills; ability to root-cause problems and quickly develop actionable and appropriate plans
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