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Software Development Engineer - Alexa Personality

Software Development Engineer - Alexa Personality

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Amazon Digital Services LLC
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Software Development
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Job Description

Are you customer-obsessed and interested in inventing new experiences for Alexa? If so, the Alexa team is looking for a talented engineer to help revolutionize our voice-forward experience for customers by building new delightful experiences on Alexa. Alexa is the Amazon cloud service that powers the groundbreaking Echo family of devices, Fire TV, tablets, and third party Alexa providers. We believe voice is the most natural user interface for interacting with technology across many domains; we are inventing the future.

We are looking for passionate, hard-working, and talented Software Engineers who have experience building innovative, mission critical, scalable applications that customers love. As a member of the team you will be responsible for leading the design, implementation and launch of many key product features. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define these product features, drive the system architecture, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product.

The ideal candidate is clearly passionate about delivering experiences that delight customers and creating solutions that are robust. 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.

The Alexa Feature Awareness team is a dedicated team designing, building, launching, and operating features that educate and engage customers on Alexa's capabilities. This includes all of the hints she knows, the songs she sings, and all of the future features our customers will love - because you've built them, and Alexa delivers them!

Basic Qualifications

• MS in Computer Science or equivalent.
• Willing to relocate to Seattle
• 4+ years of industry experience.
• Experience in object oriented designing and object oriented languages such as Java
• Experience with both backend and front end development (full slack engineering)
• Experience with the 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

  • ▪ Experience with running customer facing, cloud-based, production software system
    ▪ Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces
    ▪ Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical partners
    ▪ Experience building developer facing products and services
    ▪ Experience building frameworks for creating applications on various platforms
    ▪ Experience with speech and language understanding systems
    ▪ 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.
  • A fast wit and a sense of humor

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