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Software Development Engineer

Software Development Engineer

Job ID 
587951
Company/Location (search) 
US-CA-Sunnyvale
Posted Date 
2/14/2018
Company 
Amazon.com Services, Inc.
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Job Description

The speech recognition team at Alexa is working on new services to expedite release of new features to our customers. Come work with us on launching several v1 projects that will redefine how we benchmark, evaluate, and launch new speech models.

As a member of the Alexa Language Technologies Infrastructure team, you will work with teams across the Alexa organization, both science and engineering, and have direct impact on how our customers interact with Alexa. You will be responsible for architecture, scoping, planning, implementation, and successful launch of one of our new initiatives. We are a new team with greenfield projects and have an opportunity to influence technology choices, so if you are passionate about software, then let’s talk!

Basic Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience building successful production software systems
  • B.S. degree (or higher) in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering
  • Experience building scalable infrastructure software with a distributed systems, with a service based approach.
  • Experience defining system architectures and exploring technical feasibility tradeoffs.
  • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
  • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces
  • Experience with modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective C, Python) and open-source technologies (Linux, SQLite, OpenGL, Spring, Hibernate)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
  • Knowledge in Natural Language Understanding and prior work experience with Machine Learning is a plus.
  • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency and drive
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast pace environment
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

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