Software Development Engineer, Alexa Connected Devices

3+ months agoSunnyvale, CA


Alexa is the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking new Amazon device designed around your voice. We believe voice is the most natural user interface for interacting with the home and is fundamental to enabling the dream of the smart, connected home and connecting all smart devices to Alexa.

We are looking for experienced Software Development Engineer to join our team for the development of our Multi Device Experience framework that enables innovative speech devices like Amazon Echo. Your job will be to work with multiple software engineers and other team members, Product and Program Managers to design and develop new ways of providing exciting and compelling experiences.

The ideal candidate is clearly passionate about new opportunities and has 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. This person has thrived and succeeded in delivering high quality technology products/services in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift fast.

If you're ready to make a difference at a company that matters, if you want huge challenges to tackle, we would love to talk to you.

In this role you will:
• Be responsible for detailed design of cloud software components, determining current limitations and compatibilities between subsystems, selection of new concepts and methodology, and development of core systems/components
• Prepare technical requirements and software design specifications
• Work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules.
• Establish architectural principles, select design patterns and then mentor team members on their appropriate application.


• 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.
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
• 3+ years experience building production software systems
• Experience defining system architectures and exploring technical feasibility tradeoffs
• Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability
• Experience defining, developing, and maintaining REST based interfaces
• Experience of 3+ years with the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C++, Python) and open-source technologies (Linux, Spring, Guice)


• Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
• 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.
• Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality.
• Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts.

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-1454509