• Software Development Engineer

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 11 months ago(1/23/2018 12:36 PM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Software Development
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Alexa is the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking new Amazon device designed to respond to your voice commands and queries. We’re building solutions and applications behind Alexa products and services to directly bring joy to people’s day to day lives. We’re working hard, having fun, and making history. Come join our team!

    Alexa Communications team is looking for software engineers who are interested in building Communications capabilities with us. We solve complex technical and business problems with ingenuity and simplicity. You can make history with us, and the good news is that we’ve only just begun!
    For our new team we are looking for passionate, curious, and talented Software Engineers who have experience building innovative, mission critical, high volume applications that will revolutionize the industry. You will have an enormous opportunity to make a large impact on the design, architecture, and implementation of cutting edge products used every day, by people you know. Running with the spirit and energy of a start-up, our team is focused on leveraging emerging technologies (Alexa voice recognition) to create enhance customer experience in the area of Communications.
    • Data intensive services development and data analytics tools development.
    • Contribute best-in-class programming skills to develop highly innovative services.
    • Writing clean, maintainable code and performing peer code-reviews.
    • Work with other team members to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology and evaluate technical feasibility
    • Work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules
    • Establish architectural principles, select design patterns and then mentor team members
    • Analyze and optimize back-end application and services code for efficiency and performance

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
    • 3+ years of application development experience on iOS or Android
    • Knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals (object-oriented design, algorithm design, data structures, problem solving, and complexity analysis)
    • Experience with at least one modern programming language (Java, C/C++, C#)

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
    • Experience with Amazon Web Services.
    • Experience with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    • Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality
    • Self-motivated with the ability to design and write high-performance, reliable, and maintainable code
    • Excellence in technical communications with both technical and non-technical peers
    • Strong desire to improve our customer's communication experience
    • Ability to take a project from requirements gathering and design to actual product launch
    • Most of all: enthusiasm, creativity, and inventiveness! You will be asked to find new ways to solve challenging problems every day

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

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