Software Development Engineer, Alexa

Description

Come join the team behind Alexa, building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. 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. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define these product features, driving the system architecture, and spearheading best practices to enable a superior product.

We are looking for passionate Software Engineers who have experience building innovative applications that customers love. As a key member of the team you will help design, implementation and launch of many key product features. You will have influence on defining product features, drive operational excellence, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product. You will coach more junior developers through complex design.

The ideal candidate is clearly passionate about delivering experiences that delight customers and creating solutions that are robust. A commitment to team work, hustle, coaching, 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 fast paced environment where learning new concepts quickly is a must.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, mathematics, related technical discipline, or related industry experience
  • 2+ years of software development experience
  • Experience working on an engineering team using Agile processes (Scrum, Kanban)
  • Experience with Test Driven Development or writing unit tests

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong, object-oriented design and coding skills (C/C++ and/or Java preferably on a UNIX or Linux platform)
  • Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases
  • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
  • Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly
  • Graduate degree and foreign languages a plus

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation


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