• NEW DEV! - Senior/Lead Software Engineer - AMAZON ALEXA Machine Learning Team

    Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 5 days ago(5/20/2018 4:17 AM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Software Development
  • Job Description

    Senior Software Developer - Amazon Alexa Machine Learning Team - Cambridge, MA (Kendall Square).

    All-New Amazon Echo

    Interested in Machine Learning? How about Amazon Alexa, Speech and Language Understanding, or Computer Vision? We’re building the machine learning platform behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services within our Development Center here in Kendall Square. We’re working hard, having fun, making history; come join us!

    As a member of the Amazon Digital Products Machine Learning Data Platform organization, you will be responsible for leading the development and launch of core platform features. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define these 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.

    • 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 in Computer Science or equivalent.
    • 8+ years of industry experience.
    • Programming in one or more object-oriented languages.
    • Experience building scalable infrastructure software or distributed systems, with a service based approach.
    • 2+ years of experience in a DevOps role.
    • Analytical abilities and proven design skills.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • MS in Computer Science
    • 10+ years of industry experience.
    • Mastery of the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective C, Python, Ruby, C)
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality


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

    Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994 and is the world’s largest internet based company in the world by total sales and market capitalization. Amazon is a company of builders and we strive to invent products and services which benefit our customers.

    A brief sample of our innovations would include:

    Amazon Web Services offers a robust, fully featured technology infrastructure platform in the cloud comprised of a broad set of compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services.

    Amazon Alexa is a new category of device designed around your voice. Our mission is to push the envelope in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Natural Language Understanding (NLU), and Audio Signal Processing, in order to provide the best-possible experience for our customers

    Amazon Kindle E-Reader is part of the Devices team which also includes Fire TV, Fire Tablets, and Amazon Dash

    Amazon Audible is the world’s largest seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational programming. Machine learning, speech recognition and data mining techniques are utilized to create scalable solutions for business problems

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