• Software Development Engineer

    Company/Location (search) US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 3 months ago(2/14/2018 9:06 AM)
    Job ID
    607333
    Company
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
  • Job Description

    The Amazon Speech team is a group of scientists and developers 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) and natural language understanding (NLU) in order to provide the best possible experience for our customers. Products such as Amazon Echo, Amazon Dash, and Fire TV are illustrative of the user-delighting spoken language solutions Amazon is building.

    We are looking for passionate, hard-working, and talented Software Engineers who have experience building innovative, mission critical, high volume applications that customers love. 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. You will design and develop fast, efficient, and highly scalable machine learning algorithms that are applied to speech technology. The ideal candidate is clearly passionate about building and delivering experiences that delight customers with robust solutions. Creating reliable, scalable, and high performance products requires exceptional technical expertise, a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Computer Science, Speech Processing and practical experience building large-scale distributed systems.

    Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for the development and maintenance of key system features
    • Will work with other team members to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology and evaluate technical feasibility.
    • Will work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules.
    • Will establish architectural principles, select design patterns and then mentor team members on their appropriate application

    Basic Qualifications


    • Graduate degree in computer science, machine learning, computer engineering, mathematics, related technical discipline, or related industry experience
    • Demonstrated experience with machine learning, natural language processing, deep learning, data mining, and/or text/speech processing methodologies.
    • 4+ years industry experience building successful production software systems
    • Programming in C, C++ and/or Java in Linux and/or Windows environment.
    • Analytical abilities and proven design skills.

    Preferred Qualifications

    · Experience defining system architectures and exploring technical feasibility tradeoffs.
    · MS or higher in computer science, math or other related disciplines
    - Machine Learning background and familiar with standard speech and machine learning techniques.
    - Proven track record of innovation in creating novel algorithms and advancing the state of the art
    · Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.
    · The ability to take raw product requirements and develop software architectures and designs to bring them to life.
    · 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.

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