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Software Development Engineer – Alexa Machine Learning Platform

Software Development Engineer – Alexa Machine Learning Platform

Job ID 
501968
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
10/11/2017
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 Alexa machine learning platform that brings customers an ever smarter Alexa on Echo, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and a growing number of partner devices from the likes of GE, Ford, Logitech, and ecobee. We’re working hard, having fun, and making history! Come join us!

As a software engineer, you will work with your team to design, develop, and launch core product features. You will help define our software strategy and system architecture, and drive engineering and operational practices that enable a quality product. You will work across teams and disciplines including product managers, language engineers, and data scientists.

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

  • 3+ years of industry experience
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, 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.
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
  • Experience building developer facing products and services
  • Experience with speech and language understanding systems
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices.