Sr. Software Development Engineer - Alexa AI (NLU)

6 days agoToronto, Canada


Interested in delivering Natural Language Understanding (NLU) engineering solutions for Alexa product by working closely with a team of NLU engineers and Machine Learning (ML) scientists? The Amazon Alexa team is a group of developers and scientists working on audio, speech and natural language solutions that revolutionize how customers interact with Amazon's products and services. The team's mission is to push the envelope in NLU space, in order to provide the best possible experience for our customers. Products such as Amazon Echo, Amazon Dash, and Fire TV are illustrative of the user-delighting spoken language solutions Amazon is building.

As a member of the team in Toronto area, 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.


  • 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


  • 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

Client-provided location(s): Toronto, ON, Canada
Job ID: Amazon-1502377

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