Amazon

Sr. Software Development Engineer - Alexa Ai (Nlu)

2 months agoCambridge, MA

DESCRIPTION

Do you want to work on Alexa, the brains behind user-delighting spoken language products Amazon is building like the Amazon Echo, Amazon Dash, and Fire TV? The Entity Resolution (ER) team works on one of the core server-side components for Alexa's Natural Language Understanding (NLU) module, which provides additional context and information about the user's question to Alexa. ER is a search problem and we use a variety of techniques to try and optimize this search to be as fast and accurate as possible. We are still a long way away from perfecting it, and are looking for curious software developers that are interested in building something that will make a difference in millions of users' daily lives. Successful developers and scientists on our team have come from a variety of previous backgrounds but share the common qualities of being obsessed with quality, interested in scalable system design, and unafraid to dive deep into complex engineering problems which haven't yet been solved.

As a member of the 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, drive the system architecture, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

• 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
• 4+ years of professional software development experience
• 7+ years of experience building successful production software systems
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering
• Experience building scalable infrastructure software with 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

• Advanced degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering
• Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
• Knowledge in Natural Language Understanding and prior work experience with Machine Learning 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/Women/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

Job ID: Amazon-1410244