• Software Development Engineer

    Company/Location (search) US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 1 week ago(7/12/2018 10:33 AM)
    Job ID
    689920
    Company
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
  • Job Description

    Alexa is the groundbreaking cloud-based intelligent agent that powers Echo and other devices designed around your voice. Our mission is to push the envelope in Machine Learning (ML) for Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), in order to provide the best-possible experience for our customers. We’re looking for a Software Development Engineer to help build industry-leading conversational technologies and machine learning systems that customers love.

    As a Software Development Engineer for the Alexa team, you will be responsible for translating business and functional requirements into concrete deliverables with the design, development, testing, and deployment of highly scalable distributed services. You will also partner with scientists and other engineers to help invent, implement, and connect sophisticated algorithms to our cloud based engines. Prior domain knowledge including DL and ML is a preferred, though not required. However, strong motivation to learn DL and ML is critical for successful candidates. Candidates should also be very agile in developing flexible software with respect to scientific, experimentation methods and usage patterns. Additional responsibilities include:
    • Designing, developing and maintaining core system features, services and engines
    • Helping define product features, drive the system architecture, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product
    • Working with scientists and other engineers to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology, and evaluate technical feasibility
    • Operating in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related technical field
    • 1+ years experience in programming languages such as C/C++, Java, Perl or Python.
    • Experience with OO design and common design pattern
    • 1+ years experience in algorithm design, data structures, problem solving, and complexity analysis

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Graduate degree (MS or PhD) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, or related technical field
    • 1+ years experience in programming languages such as C/C++, Java, Perl or Python and open-source technologies (Apache, Hadoop)
    • 1+ years experience in algorithm design, data structures, problem solving, and complexity analysis
    • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability
    • Experience defining system architectures and exploring technical feasibility trade-offs
    • Experience optimizing for short term execution while planning for long term technical capabilities
    • Ability to prototype and evaluate applications and interaction methodologies
    • Ability to produce code that is fault-tolerant, efficient, and maintainable
    • Academic and/or industry experience with standard AI and ML techniques, NLU and scientific thinking
    • Experience working effectively with science, data processing, and software engineering teams
    • Ability and willingness to multi-task and learn new technologies quickly
    • Written and verbal technical communication skills with an ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences

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

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