• Senior Software Development Engineer - Alexa Mobile

    Company/Location (search) US-CA-Santa Cruz
    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/16/2018 11:25 AM)
    Job ID
    662288
    Company
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
  • Job Description

    We're focused on building the next generation of the Alexa Mobile App with personalization and machine learning. You will have an enormous opportunity to impact the customer experience, design, architecture, and implementation of a cutting edge mobile product used every day, by people you know. We are looking for passionate, hard working mobile app engineers who have experience building innovative, mobile applications that customers love.

    Responsibilities
    • Mobile application software development, design and prototyping
    • Contribute best-in-class programming skills to develop highly innovative, consumer-facing Android and iOS mobile apps
    • Write 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 on their appropriate application
    • Work closely with product and design teams to customize the Alexa experience on mobile devices
    • Implement custom native user interfaces using the latest mobile programming techniques
    • Analyze and optimize UI and back-end application code for efficiency and performance

    Basic Qualifications

    • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent experience
    • 8+ years of software engineering experience
    • 5+ years of experience front-end/mobile development experience
    • 3+ years of experience with React (and its concepts), Redux, Angular
    • 2+ years of native mobile development experience (Android or iOS)
    • Experience with REST-based APIs and JSON data structures
    • Knowledge of efficient engineering practices like CI/CD and automation
    • Experience with multi-threading and mobile device memory management
    • Experience in building loosely coupled, highly scalable mobile archi
    • Experience working in an agile/scrum process with a strong emphasis on rapid prototyping and A/B testing
    • Knowledge of professional best practices for Software Development Life Cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, continuous integration, build processes, testing and operations

    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
    • Strong technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
    • Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality
    • Experience with full-native, hybrid, and pure-web mobile app development
    • 5+ years of object-oriented software development experience with focus on building complex applications for mobile platforms either on iOS or Android

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