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Senior Software Development Engineer, Alexa Skill Engineering

Senior Software Development Engineer, Alexa Skill Engineering

Job ID 
546497
Location 
US-CA-Irvine
Posted Date 
10/11/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
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Job Description

We believe in creating voice-first experiences that deliver convenience to the lives of our customers and showcase the technical capabilities of the Alexa platform.

We design engaging interactions for customers to use just their voice to access their favorite services and products, and explore new initiatives that bring fresh ways for customers to get the most out of Alexa.

Our creations are prominently featured on Alexa device packaging, throughout the media, and online, reaching millions of people.

We advance the possibilities of voice-first experiences to help our customers achieve more - would you like to join us?

A successful candidate will have an established background in developing customer-facing experiences, a strong technical ability, project management skills, solid communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Leadership of engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach to complex problems and mentor team members on their appropriate application
  • Key contributor to the overall systems and software development life cycle
  • Ownership of projects that operate cross-functionally with multiple engineering teams
  • Work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against defined schedules and milestones

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, know how to deliver, are deeply technical, highly innovative and seek the opportunity to build pioneering solutions to challenging problems, we want to hear from you!


Basic Qualifications

  • University degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent
  • 6+ years industry experience as an engineer
  • Developer in JavaScript, C#, Python, Go, Ruby, PHP, or Java
  • Expert in OO design, patterns, data structures and algorithms
  • Proven technical ownership of large engineering projects
  • Experience building scalable infrastructure, REST interfaces, and distributed systems for high-throughput services

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated serial success in team building and technical management
  • Expertise in a variety of programming languages and open-source technologies
  • Understanding of designing cloud services for scalability, performance and reliability
  • Direct experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces
  • Proven engineering leadership in driving operational excellence and best practices
  • Ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment
  • Track record of project delivery for sizable cross-functional projects
  • Ability to communicate well with executives and non-technical leaders
  • Exceptional customer impact awareness, appreciation and support focus


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


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