Software Development Engineer

Description

Join the team building Alexa, the service powering the wildly successful Amazon Echo! You can help us invent the future. As a member of our team, you will be responsible for leading the development and launch of core product features that allow Alexa to provide customers with precise answers to challenging questions. You'll build state-of-the-art solutions to bleeding edge problems in search, question answering, and spoken language understanding. Our team combines machine learning with more traditional engineering approaches to continually make Alexa smarter. We're working hard, having fun, making history; come join us!

We are looking for exceptional Software Development Engineers who have experience building innovative applications that customers love. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping to define product features, drive the system architecture, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, know how to deliver, are deeply technical and highly innovative, and relish the opportunity to delight customers with pioneering solutions to challenging problems, we want to talk to you.

You're the ideal candidate if you are clearly passionate about new opportunities and have 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. You will have succeeded in delivering high quality technology products/services and thrived in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift fast.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS/MS or equivalent
  • 4+ years of industry experience
  • Programming in one or more object-oriented languages like Java/Python/C#/Ruby/Objective C/C++

Preferred Qualifications

  • Mastery of the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective C, Python, Ruby, C#).
  • Experience building scalable infrastructure software or distributed systems for commercial online services
  • Experience with Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools and techniques.
  • Experience developing machine learning software and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
  • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability
  • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
  • Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills
  • 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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