Software Development Engineer

3+ months agoIrvine, CA


Alexa is one of Amazon's most innovative services to date, and has changed the way millions of customers use their voice to interact with technology and the world around them. To keep up with the rapid growth in demand, Amazon Digital Products is looking for an exceptional software engineer to expand Alexa's core experiences for third party Alexa devices.

We are looking for a passionate engineer with experience in building innovative solutions for a wide variety of applications. This role will be at the core of the Alexa experience across all Amazon and external devices. You will work with a tight-knit, enthusiastic team developing new capabilities while constantly improving the performance, efficiency, reducing footprint of solutions that unlock new device categories and use cases every day.
As a Software Development Engineer at Amazon, you will own critical UI frameworks and apps that make it possible to develop UI applications for third party Alexa devices. You will be challenged to create rich customer applications, while also optimizing for performance. You will engage with an experienced cross-disciplinary staff to conceive and design innovative customer experiences. You will create new solutions in a responsive, flexible and collaborative peer environment.

Job responsibilities
• Define world-class multi-modal experiences with a cross-org team of visual and voice designers
• Make available Alexa's visual design language specification to any and all screen-based devices
• Empower third-party device makers to customize an Alexa experience on their device
• Drive and lead software design, development standards, team processes and code reviews
• Collaborate with UX and Product owners to define the customer experience and product direction
• Optimize software libraries for low latency, CPU and memory footprint
• Deliver high-quality software through working in a dynamic, team-focused Agile/Scrum environment
• Distill and communicate technical concepts to stakeholders

This role is based in Irvine, CA. and will require occasional travel to Sunnyvale and other locations. As part of our team, you will work in the most cutting-edge build toolchain and the most advanced/efficient software release process. Services LLC. group of companies and is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.


• BS/MS Degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
• Experience developing with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C#
• Solid foundation in Computer Science fundamentals with emphasize in object-oriented design
• Solid design and architectural thinking with emphasis on designing for scale.
• Experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems


• 3+ years professional software development experience.
• Native Android, iOS or other mobile UI technologies
• Javascript and other front-end web technologies
• A thorough understanding of software development agile processes and tools
• Excellent communication skills, sold work ethic, and a strong desire to write production-quality code
• Experience collaborating with UX, Product, and non-technical partners.
• Demonstrated track record as an owner: someone who can take a concept and make it real.
• Works well in a team environment and be able to effectively drive cross-team solutions that have complex dependencies and requirements

Job ID: Amazon-1464259