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Alexa Software Development Engineer

Alexa Software Development Engineer

Job ID 
567972
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
8/11/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
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Job Description

“Alexa, I really want to work on cool stuff. Can you find me an awesome gig?” Yes, Alexa can make your wishes come true!

On the Alexa Voice Services team, you’ll build software to enable Alexa’s capabilities everywhere – in speakers, appliances, wearables, robots, and more! We’re working with industry leaders to seamlessly integrate Alexa into any and all devices. It’s awesome, and will change the way millions of people interact with their homes, cars and even their workplace.

If you’re passionate about greenfield engineering opportunities and love to solve problems that have never been encountered before – this is the job for you. If you have an insatiable thirst to learn – you’ll absolutely love this job. Imagine working together with other teams to architect solutions that define how customers interact with Alexa. You’ll own your work from design to deployment, evangelize it and ensure its operational excellence in production.

Become a builder, an innovator, and game changer by joining the AVS team. Let’s build something special, and have a ton of fun doing it!

As a member of the team, you will:
  • Produce bullet-proof code that is robust, efficient and maintainable; our primary language is Java
  • Empower companies and developers from around the world to embed Alexa into their devices and products
  • Participate in setting the technical vision for Alexa Voice Service in alignment with our Product team
  • Drive and lead software design, development standards, team processes and code reviews
  • Design and implement features for new products, features, APIs, platforms and frameworks
  • Mentor junior team members, help to maintain appropriate unit test coverage, code documentation and software structure
  • Distill and communicate technical concepts to stakeholders

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 5+ years professional experience in software development
  • Experience in Java, C or C++
  • Experience with data structures and complex algorithms
  • Experience leading and mentoring junior engineers through a full product/service development lifecycle
  • Knowledge of software engineering practices for a full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent written communication skills and verbal agility are strong assets
  • Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
  • Knowledge and experience with machine learning technologies
  • Project planning/execution skills including estimating, scheduling, and executing on committed schedules


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