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Software Development Engineer (Seattle)

Software Development Engineer (Seattle)

Job ID 
518241
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
3/29/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
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Job Description

Amazon Music – Any Way You Want It.

Amazon Echo and Alexa are magical: you can ask for any music and it plays instantly. But it's still Day 1 for the voice-enabled music experiences, and we're looking for some great engineers to help us make it even better.

As a member of the Amazon Music on Alexa Team, you will be responsible for leading the effort to invent and improve the ways that customers can ask for what they want to hear in Amazon Music Unlimited, Prime Music or in their Amazon Music library. You will create new scalable systems to fulfill customer requests, algorithms to pick the perfect tracks to play, and infinitely scalable data stores to help drive the experience.

The ideal candidate is interested in being part of a nimble team, passionate about innovating for customers, 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. The person has an attention to detail to deliver solutions that delight customers.

Amazon Music offerings are available in multiple countries, and our applications support our mission of delivering music to customers in a way that enhances their day-to-day lives. We can be found on platforms such as the Amazon Echo, Kindle Fire, iOS, and Android as well as on a mixture of home and auto streaming platforms. We develop software in Java, C++, Objective-C, HTML5/JavaScript, Python, and various AWS technologies.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 3+ years of software development experience using Java, C, C++ or C#
  • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures and algorithm design, and complexity analysis
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team-members and stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of software development experience.
  • Proven ability to design and implement complex software systems
  • A track record of building complex, reliable, and scalable software in an innovative and fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with iterative, agile development methodologies (including scrum)
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
  • Knowledge of best practices for software development.
  • Passion for music.


Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with all applicable local, state and federal laws.

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