Software Development Engineer - Alexa Engine

Amazon

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Interested in Amazon Echo? Come work on it. We’re building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. We’re working hard, having fun, making history; come join us!

As a member of the team you will be responsible for driving scalability and optimizations across the teams in Alexa. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define the system architecture, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product.

The ideal candidate is clearly passionate about new opportunities and has a demonstrable track record of success in delivering new features and products. A commitment to team work, hustle, and strong communication skills (to both business and technical partners) are absolute requirements. Creating reliable, scalable, and high performance products requires exceptional technical expertise, a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Computer Science, and practical experience building large-scale distributed systems. This person has thrived and succeeded in delivering high quality technology products/services in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift fast.
  • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability
  • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining web service API's
  • 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

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
• Willing to relocate to Seattle
• 2+ years of industry experience.
• Experience in object oriented designing and object oriented languages such as Java
• Experience with both back end and front end development (full slack engineering)
• Experience with the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, C/C++, Objective C, Python, JavaScript) and open-source technologies (Linux, Spring, JQuery, etc)

Preferred Qualifications

• MS in Computer Science or equivalent.
• Experience with running customer facing, cloud-based, production software system
• Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces
• Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical partners
• Experience building developer facing products and services
• Experience building frameworks for creating applications on various platforms
• Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
• Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices.
• Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.

Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
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