Software Development Engineer


Join the entrepreneurial team that is responsible for growing and building new services that keep Alexa customers organized and productive in their daily lives. We believe that voice is the most natural user interface for interacting with technology across many domains; we are inventing the future.

You will have an enormous opportunity to impact the customer experience, design, architecture, and implementation of cutting edge products that will be used every day by people you know. We're looking for people who are passionate about innovating on behalf of customers, demonstrate strong product ownership, and want to have fun while they make history.

The ideal candidate is passionate about building great products and has a successful track record of 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.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years of industry experience.
  • Technical experience in Java, C#, C++.
  • Experience designing and building scalable infrastructure software or distributed systems for commercial online services.
  • Leadership experience in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices.

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent Java server-side skills.

Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.

Previous experience with NLP (natural language processing) techniques is highly desirable.

Experience of distributed and highly optimized data stores is highly desirable.

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

Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive. is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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