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Sr. Android Software Development Engineer, Amazon Alexa

Sr. Android Software Development Engineer, Amazon Alexa

Job ID 
414557
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
7/14/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
SUBS - Lab 126

Job Description

Alexa is the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking new Amazon device designed around your voice. We’re building the solutions and applications behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. We’re working hard, having fun, and making history; come join our team!

The Alexa Mobile app is the companion app for Echo, Amazon Tap, and Echo Dot, and we are looking for talented mobile app developers to work on the Alexa companion app for Android. You will have an enormous opportunity to impact the customer experience, design, architecture, and implementation of a cutting edge mobile product used every day, by people you know. We are looking for passionate, hardworking Android software engineers who have experience building innovative, mobile applications that customers love.
Responsibilities
  • Mobile application software development, design and prototyping.
  • Contribute best-in-class programming skills to develop highly innovative, consumer-facing Android apps.
  • Writing clean, maintainable code and performing peer code-reviews.
  • Work with other team members to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology and evaluate technical feasibility
  • Work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules
  • Establish architectural principles, select design patterns and then mentor team members on their appropriate application
  • Work closely with product and design teams to customize the Alexa experience on mobile devices
  • Implement custom native user interfaces using the latest Android programming techniques
  • Analyze and optimize UI and back-end application code for efficiency and performance

Basic Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience building successful production software systems
  • A solid grounding in Computer Science fundamentals (based on a BS or MS in CS or related field)
  • 3+ years of object-oriented software development experience with focus on building complex applications for Android devices
  • Experience with multi-threading and mobile device memory management.
  • Experience defining system architectures and exploring technical feasibility tradeoffs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ideal candidates must be innovative, creative, flexible and be passionate about building great UX experiences
  • Mastery of the tools of the trade including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++, Python) and open-source technologies (Linux, SQLite, OpenGL, Spring, Hibernate)
  • Experience with full-native, hybrid, and pure-web mobile app development
  • Experience with speech and language understanding systems
  • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
  • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces
  • Strong technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality
  • Certified Scrum Master, Agile Certified Practitioner or similar certification
  • Entrepreneurial spirit combined with strong program and product management skills



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