Software Development Engineer - Alexa Engine

Description

The Amazon Echo and Alexa organization is building speech and language solutions which will enhance user interactions with Amazon products and services.

We are looking for passionate, hard-working, and talented Software Engineers who have experience building innovative, mission critical, high volume applications that customers love. You will have an enormous opportunity to make a large impact on the design, architecture, and implementation of cutting edge products used every day, by people you know.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of key system features
  • Will work with other team members to investigate design approaches, prototype technology and evaluate technical feasibility.
  • Will work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules.
  • Will establish architectural principles, select design patterns and mentor team members on their appropriate application

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience building successful production software systems
  • B.S. degree (or higher) in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering
  • Experience building scalable infrastructure software with a distributed systems, with a service based approach.
  • Experience defining system architectures and exploring technical feasibility tradeoffs.
  • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
  • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces
  • Experience with modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective C, Python) and open-source technologies (Linux, SQLite, OpenGL, Spring, Hibernate)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
  • Knowledge in NLU is a plus
  • 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
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency and drive
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast pace environment

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


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