Sr. Software Development Engineer - Alexa Music

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


Want to transform the way people enjoy music on Alexa? Come join the team that made Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, Live Radio, Audible books, Kindle books, Podcasts, and more available to Alexa customers.

We are looking for a passionate, hard-working, and talented senior software engineer who has 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 Alexa features that are used every day by people you know.

As a Sr. Software Engineer, you will be responsible for setting technical vision of how we build the software behind how music is enjoyed through Alexa. A successful candidate will have an established background in setting product, technical, and architectural vision on building technology that enriches the customer experience at scale.

Key Responsibilities:
• Responsible for setting technical vision for the customer/Alexa Music
• The key requirement for this position is established skill designing and developing complex, interactive customer experiences.
• Advise senior leadership of technical opportunities and pitfalls to ensure long term rapid delivery of customer features.
• Leading and inspiring teammates to raise the standards in the quality of the software they build.

As a Technical leader you will have the opportunity to work on a high impact/visibility charter that involves building state of the art music experience on Alexa Devices and working directly with Engineering leaders from strategic Music Service Providers (Spotify, Apple, Pandora, SiriusXM etc.) to enable and help them with their innovation by building the right solutions within Alexa Music.


• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.)
• 8+ years experience with leadership among software development teams, with some hands-on architectural or distributed systems experience
• Experience with the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++, C#)
• Experience delivering cross-functional projects


• Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
• Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
• Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
• Experience with developing, releasing and maintaining a large scale services or applications
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Job ID: Amazon-1472662