• Sr. Software Engineer – Alexa Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR)

    Company/Location (search) US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/1/2018 11:51 AM)
    Job ID
    590761
    Company
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
  • Job Description

    The Amazon Alexa (Speech) team is a group of developers and scientists working on audio, speech and natural language solutions that revolutionize how customers interact with Amazon’s products and services. The team’s mission is to push the envelope in automatic speech recognition (ASR) in order to provide the best possible experience for our customers. Products such as Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap & Amazon Fire TV are illustrative of the user-delighting spoken language solutions Amazon is building.

    We are looking for passionate, hard-working, and talented Senior Software Engineers who have experience building innovative, mission critical, high volume applications that customers love.

    You will be working in a domain which is a blend of engineering, research and machine learning contributing to a product - Alexa - which is experiencing exponential growth. You will have an enormous opportunity to make a large impact in a product space that is fundamentally changing human machine interaction.

    Responsibilities
    • Responsible for designing & developing frameworks and micro services to scale and optimize systems to handle the exponential growth that Alexa is experiencing.
    • Lead the team in establishing operational practices to operate systems running at Amazon scale.
    • Lead team members to investigate design, prototype and evaluate technical feasibility.
    • Work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules.
    • Provide technical excellence and mentor team members

    Basic Qualifications

    • 7+ years industry experience building successful production software systems
    • B.S. (or higher) degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering
    • Experience with core systems design and implementation as well as building micro-services.
    • Experience operating systems at scale and with different scaling approaches.
    • Experience in modern programming languages (C/C++, Java, Python).
    • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and innovate.
    • Excellence in hands-on programming skills.



    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience in Speech related technologies.
    • MS or PhD in related fields (Math, CS, Speech etc.)
    • Solid s/w engineer with experience developing and deploying cloud services

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


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