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Software Development Engineer - Alexa Platform

Software Development Engineer - Alexa Platform

Job ID 
433969
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
11/21/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - Consumer - Sellers Plus

Job Description

Interested in Amazon Echo? Come work on it. We’re building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. We’re working hard, having fun, making history; come join us!

As a member of the team you will be responsible for driving scalability and optimizations across the teams in Alexa. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define 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
  • 5+ years experience building production software systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability
  • OO design/development skills and have experience driving projects from concept to prototype, and finally implementation
  • Experience in the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, C/C++, Objective C, Python) and open-source technologies (Linux, SQLite, OpenGL, Spring, Hibernate)
  • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining web service API's
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality
  • Excellence in technical communications with both technical and non technical peers


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