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Software Development Engineer - Alexa Shopping

Software Development Engineer - Alexa Shopping

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Software Development
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Job Description

As a part of the Product Discovery eXperience group in the Alexa Shopping Org, we are changing the way people interact with technology. We are using natural user interfaces (ex: voice) and advanced search techniques to allow you to search and shop in the very moment that you realize you have a need, no matter where you are or what you are doing.

Our group is seeking talented and experienced engineers to design and develop Natural User Interface (NUI) shopping experiences and algorithms in Seattle. You'll have the freedom and encouragement to experiment, improve, invent, and innovate on behalf of our customers. We are specifically looking to build a conversational search platform for voice shopping from the ground up. In this team, you will be presented with a unique combination of challenges involved with building a conversational search engine, such as: large scale indexes, search refinements using Q&A, smart recommendation algorithms, search relevance & ranking problems, and machine learning.

You will have an impact on Amazon's new devices and the way technology is used daily in your own home. You’ll also have the satisfaction of being able to look back and say you were a key contributor to changing the future of everyday life!

Basic Qualifications

* Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
* Equivalent experience to a Bachelor's degree based on 3 years of work experience for every 1 year of education
* 3+ years professional experience in software development
* Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design
* Computer Science fundamentals in data structures
* Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
* Proficiency in at least one modern programming language such as C, C++, Objective C, or Java

Preferred Qualifications

*Experience with machine learning, deep learning, data mining, and/or statistical analysis tools
* Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
* Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs
* Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
* Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers