• Sr. Software Developer - Alexa Data Services

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 1 year ago(9/20/2017 10:26 AM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Software Development
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Amazon strives to be the world’s most customer-centric company, where customers can research and purchase anything they might want online or offline. We set big goals and are looking for people who can help us reach and exceed them. Alexa is one of the most innovative product in Amazon which brings the magical experience of voice interaction to customers, and become a true personal assistant.

    The Alexa Data Services team (ADS) is part of Amazon’s speech platform organization that provides speech recognition capabilities for a variety of Amazon products and searches. ADS is a rapidly growing organization spread across different global regions, which enables Alexa Machine Learning teams to improvise their models. ADS Technology is engineering team solving unique challenges in data space for machine learning teams.

    We are looking for passionate and talented Senior Software Engineers who have experience building innovative, mission critical, high volume system to delight customers and support ADS growth. You will be a senior technology leader of a high performing team of engineers with opportunity to affect the design, architecture, and implementation of systems. You will be a recognized role model for your technical abilities.

    • Investigate design approaches, prototype new technology, evaluate technical feasibility and find alternatives.
    • Architect and assess technical solutions.
    • Work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against tight schedules.
    • Interface with other engineers on and beyond the team to deliver scalable solutions.
    • Establish architectural principles, select design patterns and then mentor team members on their appropriate application.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelors in Computer Science or Engineering.
    • 7+ years of experience in building successful production software system.
    • Experience converting high-level product requirements into successful products through solid software architectures, engineering design and implementation. (Anything cloud etc here)
    • Software engineering fundamentals including data structures and complex algorithms.
    • Proficient in at least one of modern programming languages such as C, C++, Java or C#

    Preferred Qualifications

    • MS or PhD in Computer Science
    • Experience with Web 2.0 techniques.
    • Experience working with AWS technologies.
    • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts.
    • Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers and provide technical vision.
    • Must be a self-starter and motivated

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

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