Sr. Software Development Engineer, Alexa

Job Description
Interested in Amazon Echo and Alexa? We’ve already added dozens of new capabilities to Alexa since launch, including Pandora, Google Calendar, Audible, sports scores and schedules, and more. But it’s still day 1 – you can be part of the team that makes Alexa better and smarter by creating new skills and capabilities. We’re working hard, having fun, making history; come join us!

As a member of the team you will be responsible for leading the development and launch of new Alexa skills and capabilities. 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.

The ideal candidate is clearly passionate about new opportunities and has a demonstrable track record of success in delivering new features and products. A commitment to team work, hustle, and strong communication skills (to both business and technical partners) are absolute requirements. Creating reliable, scalable, and high performance products requires exceptional technical expertise, a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Computer Science, and practical experience building large-scale distributed systems. This person has thrived and succeeded in delivering high quality technology products/services in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift fast.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 7+ years experience building successful production software systems
  • Design and architecture experience, as well as sound knowledge with object oriented design patterns
  • Experience working on a large scale deployments and performance tuning.
  • Engineering process experience with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) principles
  • Development experience with communications related products (e.g. IP messaging, voice, and video)
  • Mastery of the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective C, Python) and open-source technologies (Linux, SQLite, OpenGL, Spring, Hibernate)
  • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability
  • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining web service API's
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Excellence in technical communications with both technical and non technical peers
  • Robust project planning/execution skills including estimating, scheduling, and executing on committed schedules
  • Excellent judgment, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skill, including verbal, written, listening and customer relationships
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation


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