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Software Development Engineer – Alexa, Echo, Skills

Software Development Engineer – Alexa, Echo, Skills

Job ID 
462479
Location 
US-CA-Irvine
Posted Date 
9/18/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

There’s a revolution brewing to bring convenience, simplicity, efficiency, and fun to our lives, and you can be a part of it! We are hiring a Software Development Engineer to be a part of the team that’s creating customer experiences to discover, learn about, and acquire Alexa Skills for devices such as Amazon Echo and Amazon Fire TV. If you’re not familiar with Alexa and Skills you can learn more here: https://amazon.com/alexaskills.

The Amazon Alexa Skills Store is aggressively seeking an Software Development Engineer to be a member of a cross-functional team to design, implement, and create tools in support of the rapidly growing Alexa platform. As a Software Development Engineer, you create beautiful internal applications, feel at home in a command prompt, and are able to troubleshoot, diagnose or fix production issues. You have a passion for supporting customers by building tools to optimize internal processes.


To be successful in this position you must have a strong desire to build, lead and feel comfortable taking initiative. You will be responsible for developing, monitoring, and enhancing the internal processes for Skills Store. This also includes internal tool development, project coordination, and providing on-call technical support.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field (or equivalent industry experience)
  • 5+ years of experience developing software productivity tools
  • 1+ years providing live support for production software
  • Demonstrated experience with automating internal processes

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience with at least one object-oriented programming language (Java, C# or Python)
  • Knowledge of best practices in release management and continuous deployment
  • Proficiency with multiple AWS services (e.g. S3, EC2, DynamoDB, Lambda, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of the web service stack (HTTP protocol, load balancing, proxies, REST)
  • Excellent communication, analytical and collaborative problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrable track record dealing well with ambiguity, prioritizing needs, and delivering results in an agile, dynamic environment


We offer excellent pay, generous stock and bonus plans, great benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k with matching, and more. Relocation is available for qualified candidates.

Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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