Software Development Engineer

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


Passionate about building high scale distributed services for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)? How about Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) or Natural Language Understanding (NLU)? If you are an innovative engineer interested in developing the next generation AI services, we're looking for you!

As a Software Development Engineer on the Amazon Transcribe team, you will be responsible for developing, testing, and deploying distributed AI systems at enterprise scale for our worldwide customers. Our customers utilize Amazon Transcribe for many compelling use cases from transcribing meetings, to sub-titling movies, to providing real-time feedback in customer contact centers. Please check out for additional information.

With products such as Amazon Transcribe, Amazon Contact Lens, and Amazon Comprehend, AWS AI is setting the standard for bringing high-performance, easy-to-use, and cost-effective AI services to the world. Amazon Transcribe is an industry leading speech recognition service supporting a wide variety of languages. Our goal is to provide the best-in-class ASR system available for customers around the world. We apply advanced ML technologies to power our service and constantly explore new development areas to bring our product to the next level.

As a primary contributor to this vision, you will collaborate closely with ML scientists to innovate. You will work among a team of talented engineers in a collaborative environment. You will influence our overall strategy and define the team's roadmap. You will help shape the system architecture, promote development best practice, and help us deliver the highest quality product to our customers. A successful candidate has a passion for learning and innovation, experience in engineering large scale software systems, as well as strong technical and communication skills. Existing education or experience in building AI applications is a plus.

If you are interested in innovating and making an impact in our industry's fastest moving technology space, come join us!

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Mentorship & Career Growth
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• 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
• Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field


• Experience in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
• Knowledge of professional software engineering practices including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
• Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
• Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and discuss technical designs
• Master's or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science
• Machine Learning or AI application development
• Experience with deep learning systems will be a big plus

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Job ID: Amazon-1454011