• Senior Software Engineer

    Company/Location (search) US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/6/2018 11:06 AM)
    Job ID
    633325
    Company
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
  • Job Description

    Alexa is the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking new Amazon device designed around your voice. We believe voice is the most natural user interface for interacting with the home and is fundamental to enabling the dream of the smart, connected home.

    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.

    The ideal candidate is clearly passionate about new opportunities and has a demonstrable track record of success in delivering new features and products. A commitment to team work, hustle, and strong communication skills (to both business and technical partners) are absolute requirements. Creating reliable, scalable, and high performance products requires exceptional technical expertise, a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Computer Science, and practical experience building large-scale distributed systems. This person has thrived and succeeded in delivering high quality technology products/services in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift fast.

    Other responsibilities include:
    • Leading 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

    • Undergrad and/or Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
    • 7 + years experience building successful production software systems
    • 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 the tools of the trade, including a variety of 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.
    • 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
    • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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