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Sr. Software Dev Engineer

Sr. Software Dev Engineer

Job ID 
447250
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
10/6/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - Consumer - Sellers Plus

Job Description

Alexa is the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo and other groundbreaking range of Amazon devices designed around your voice. We believe voice is the most natural user interface for interacting with technology across many domains; we are inventing the future.


The ideal candidate is clearly passionate about delivering experiences that delight customers and creating solutions that are robust. A commitment to team work, hustle, and strong communication skills 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 fast paced environment where learning new concepts quickly is a must. You will be a strong leader who can prioritize well, communicate clearly, with a consistent track record of delivery.

This is a high energy, high visibility role that comes with exciting challenges and great reward. You will interface with dozens of organizations and you will influence architecture across the teams with specific focus on improving availability for Alexa.

Basic Qualifications


  • MS or BS Degree in Computer Science (MS, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Math)
  • 8+ years of experience building production software systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Deep technical expertise. Deep understanding of service performance tuning and profiling.
  • Expertise in one or more modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective C)
  • Experience designing and developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
  • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality
  • MS, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with peers and non-technical colleagues
  • Exceptional customer relationship skills including the ability to discover the true requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical approaches to meet aggressive timelines with optimal solutions.



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