• Software Development Engineer | Alexa Communications

    Company/Location (search) US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/3/2018 10:47 AM)
    Job ID
    685653
    Company
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
  • Job Description

    Alexa Communications team is looking for software engineers who are interested in building Communications capabilities with us. We solve complex technical and business problems with ingenuity and simplicity. You can make history with us, and the good news is that we’ve only just begun!
    For our new team we are looking for passionate, curious, and talented Software Engineers who have experience building innovative, mission critical, high volume applications that will revolutionize the industry. 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. Running with the spirit and energy of a start-up, our team is focused on leveraging emerging technologies (Alexa voice recognition) to create new product offerings in the space of Communications.

    The ideal candidate will be passionate about an opportunity to build elegant systems in the most efficient ways, pushing the limits of current technology and challenging the status quo.

    Key responsibilities include:
    • Develop and launch core product features
    • Influence our overall strategy by helping define product features, drive the system architecture, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product
    • Create world class software and Alexa experiences
    • Interact with cross-functional engineering teams across the company
    • Dive into and take ownership of mission critical software puzzles
    • Participate in and drive design reviews

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
    • Equivalent experience to a Bachelor's degree based on 3 years of work experience for every 1 year of education
    • 5+ years professional experience in software development
    • Experience with object-oriented design and systems architecture
    • Experience in data structures, algorithms and problem solving
    • Experience developing in at least one of Java, C# or C++
    • Experience with all phases of development

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
    • Experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
    • Experience mentoring junior software engineers to improve their skills and make them more effective, productive software engineers
    • Experience influencing software engineering best practices within your team

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