Software Development Engineer

2 months agoIrvine, CA


We are constantly making Alexa the best voice assistant in the world. The Alexa Skills team in Orange County is hiring talented software engineers to help build experiences for suggesting the best skills within various contexts. Join a team doing innovative work, make a direct impact to customers, show measurable success, and build with the latest natural language processing systems.
If you are holding out for an opportunity to:
• Make a huge impact as an individual
• Be part of a team of smart and passionate professionals who will challenge you to grow every day
• Solve difficult challenges using your expertise in coding elegant and practical solutions
• Create applications at a massive scale used by millions of people
• Work with machine learning systems to deliver real experiences, not just research
And you are experienced with...
• Writing highly efficient, testable, quality code written with Java, C++, or C# (or another excellent OO language)
• Application scaling, resiliency, availability, and failover
• Researching implementations to find the best possible experience for a customer
• Taking ownership and doing whatever it takes to get the job done
And you constantly look for opportunities to...
• Innovate, simplify, reduce waste, and increase efficiencies
• Use data to make decisions and validate assumptions
• Automate processes otherwise performed by humans
• Learn from others and help grow those around you

...then we would love to chat!


• 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.


• Problem solving, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
• The ability to work quickly toward tight deadlines, and make smart tradeoffs between speed, accuracy, and maintainability.
• Communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy
• Working with cloud architecture and web services
• Experience leading development of complex software systems that have been successfully delivered
• Knowledge of software engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle, including Agile methodologies, coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
• Experience mentoring other software engineers
• Experience working in Unix/Linux

By submitting your application here, you can apply once to be considered for multiple Software Engineer openings across various Amazon teams. If you are successful in passing through the initial application review and assessment, you will be asked to submit your career and personal preferences so that our dedicated recruiters can match you to the right role based on these preferences.

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Job ID: Amazon-1411555