• Software Development Engineer, Speech and Language Technologies

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 4 months ago(3/8/2018 12:24 PM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Software Development
  • Job Description

    Interested in Machine Learning? How about Amazon Alexa, Speech and Language Understanding? 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 to define these product features, driving the system architecture, and spearheading the best practices that enable a quality product.

    The ideal candidate is passionate about new opportunities and has a demonstrable track record of success in delivering new features and products. A commitment to team work 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.


    - 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.
    • 4+ years of industry experience.
    • Experience building scalable infrastructure software or distributed systems for commercial online services.
    • 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

    • Lean/Agile Product Development.
    • Practices of DevOps such as Continuous Delivery, Automation, and Monitoring.
    • Experience developing services for scalability, fault-tolerance, and testability.
    • Excellence in communication with peers and non-technical cohorts.
    • Analytical abilities and design skills.
    • Experience building tools for developers.
    • Experience with speech and language understanding systems.

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