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Senior Software Development Engineer, Alexa Machine Learning

Senior Software Development Engineer, Alexa Machine Learning

Job ID 
452208
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
11/22/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
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Job Description

Interested in Machine Learning? How about Amazon Echo, Speech and Language Understanding? Or Ontologies and Knowledge Graphs? We’re building the machine learning platform 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 leading the development and launch of core product features. 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.

Responsibilities:

- Responsible for the development and maintenance of key system features
- Will work with other team members to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology and evaluate technical feasibility.
- Will work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules.

Basic Qualifications


  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 7+ years of industry experience.
  • Experience building scalable infrastructure software or distributed systems for commercial online services.
  • Experience in design.
  • Experience with tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, C/C++, Objective C, Python, JavaScript) and open-source technologies (Linux, Spring, JQuery, etc)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
  • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
  • Experience building developer facing products and services
  • Experience building frameworks for creating applications on various platforms
  • Experience with speech and language understanding systems
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.


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