Senior Software Engineer

San Francisco /
Engineering /
Full-Time
Volley develops voice-controlled games and entertainment apps for Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Our voice apps are world-class and attract millions of users every month. We’re a 45-person team based in San Francisco.
 
We’ve created several of the top experiences for voice-controlled devices, including:
- Song Quiz - a name-that-tune music trivia game
- Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? - a quiz game to test your elementary-level knowledge
- Bedtime Stories - a soothing, narrated skill to help you fall asleep
 
We believe voice control will be the main way people access entertainment in their bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and cars, and our goal is to build a destination for interactive audio entertainment, as Netflix did for television.


What you'll do

    • Work on products that reach millions of active users
    • Take advantage of our powerful internal engine to build and iterate quickly, focusing on writing logic, not boilerplate
    • Develop best-in-class voice-controlled products that are social, engaging, and fun to play
    • Collaborate with UX experts, designers, and data analysts to deliver products quickly and effectively

Stuff you may have done before

    • Built consumer-facing mobile apps or games at scale
    • Operated in environments with fast development-cycles focused on rapid product iteration
    • Been part of a high performing engineering team
    • Worked with audio, voice, or other emerging technologies

Must-haves

    • 5+ years professional coding experience
    • Experience leading a product- and experience-focused software development team
    • Experience working with Node.js / JavaScript (TypeScript is a plus!)
    • Passion for entertainment and/or games

Our stack

    • Volley's own custom-built engine, designed by a rocket scientist :-)
    • Typescript, Node, & Next.js
    • Kotlin Multiplatform
    • Kubernetes & Terraform
    • DynamoDB
    • Firebase


At Volley, we recognize the importance of work-life balance. We are currently working remotely, but come January will be implementing a hybrid work-from-home and in-office schedule. We also offer 4 weeks of paid time off and strongly encourage its use.
 
Volley believes in an inclusive workplace and is committed to building a team from a variety of backgrounds. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive the other benefits and privileges of employment.
 
We’re a small but quickly growing team that truly enjoys working together. We love coming together over Zoom happy hours, the funny and strange in Slack #random, and come January, occasional karaoke sessions in our brand new Hayes Valley office. If this sounds like fun (we promise it is), get in touch!
 
Underrepresented candidates, and candidates from nontraditional backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply!