If you are looking to get into a job in the voice assistant market, Amazon wants you. The headline on the Amazon jobs page for Alexa claims simply, “400 Open Jobs.” These jobs range from data and software engineers to sales and business development executives. There are jobs working with Alexa Voice Service (AVS) for Internet of Things (IoT) applications and text-to-speech (TTS) engine development as well as artificial intelligence and machine learning. The list is extensive.
When you are building an entirely new computing platform, there are many things that need to be done. There is a job interview session in November in Baltimore and there are job openings in the UK, Poland, Toronto, Seattle, Boston, California, Arizona and more. With the Google Home announcement expected tomorrow, this hiring push along with the sub $50 price for the Echo Dot suggest Amazon is looking to expand quickly in the face of emerging competition. LINK.