Software Development Engineer II - Alexa Deep Product Knowledge
- Palo Alto, CA
Our vision is that Alexa will be the world's most knowledgeable product expert who knows you, in a store that sells everything. All those moments when we need or want to know more about the products we use every day, will have instant satisfaction of an answer: just ask Alexa. We are building a digital product expert that is always available, with super-human knowledge of every product ever made.
We are seeking a Software Development Engineer to build our Product Information Engine. You and your team will build the platform to ingest data from Amazon's vast and varied stores of product information, understand unstructured and semi-structured data, index them, and serve back answers to users' questions in real time. The platform you build will improve the experience for millions of customers at the end of every sprint, learning from new data, user behavior, and better models.
In this role, you will design, develop, test, and deploy massively scalable services, while at the same time redefining customer's expectations for what an intelligent assistant can answer. You will investigate design tradeoffs, prototype and test different approaches, lead the development of new features, launch and operate new services. You will ship a better customer experience every sprint. Come and help us build the future!
3+ years of experience in software development
Experience in object-oriented design and coding in Java, C++, or related technologies
Experience developing cloud software services and designing for scalability, performance and reliability
A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
A Master's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering
Experience designing, building, launching, and operating internet-scale services for consumers
Experience with machine learning, language understanding, and information retrieval systems
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