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Software Development Engineer - Alexa Smart Home/IoT

Software Development Engineer - Alexa Smart Home/IoT

Job ID 
524895
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
5/26/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

The Smart Home team is focused on making Alexa the user interface for the home. From the simplest voice commands (turn on the lights, turn down the heat) to use cases spanning home security, home entertainment, and the home environment, we are evolving Alexa into intelligent, indispensable companion that automates daily routines, simplifies interaction with appliances and electronics, and becomes more useful every day.

As a Software Engineer on the team you will develop design patterns, APIs, and high-scale services to control Smart Home devices from the cloud. Your work will span Alexa skills, voice user interfaces, cloud services, and a rapidly-growing ecosystem of IoT devices. You will help lay the foundation to move from directed device interactions to learned behaviors that span multiple devices throughout the home. And, you will have the satisfaction of working on a product your friends and family can relate to, and want to use every day. Like the world of smart phones less than 10 years ago, this is a rare opportunity to have a giant impact on the way people live.


Basic Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science, or equivalent background in data structures, algorithms, object-oriented design and systems architecture.
  • 3-5+ years professional experience building and operating scalable distributed systems across the full software lifecycle including design, implementation, testing, operations, and maintenance.
  • Fluency in one or more modern programming languages such as Java, C# or C++.
  • Hands-on experience across front-end user interfaces, business logic, and data tiers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience designing internet-scale public APIs.
  • Experience building solutions for home networks, IoT device and cloud systems, or home/industrial control systems.
  • Experience defining and championing best practices across a software team.
  • Comfortable presenting to senior management, business stakeholders, and external partners.
  • Experience building systems or products that leverage machine learning.


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