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Software Development Engineer – Alexa, Echo, Skills

Software Development Engineer – Alexa, Echo, Skills

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Amazon is a place where builders can build. We hire the world’s brightest minds and offer them an environment in which they can invent and innovate to improve the experience for our customers. We want associates, who will help share and shape our mission to be Earth’s most customer-centric company. Amazon’s evolution from web site, to e-commerce partner, to development platform, is driven by the spirit of invention that’s part of our DNA. We do this daily by solving complex technical and business problems with ingenuity and simplicity. We’re making history, and the good news is that we’ve only just begun. Every day is Day-One at Amazon!

The Amazon Alexa Skills Store is seeking a Software Development Engineer to be a member of a cross-functional team focused on user engagement of skills on Alexa. You will be responsible for enhancing the voice experience of skills discovery. By building cutting-edge, data-driven features you will be creating new experiences on the world’s most advanced speech platform. No matter what the role, we’re looking for entrepreneurs who are passionate about innovating on behalf of customers, demonstrate a high degree of product ownership, and want to have fun while they make history.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field (or equivalent industry experience)
  • 2+ years of experience engineering production systems
  • Experience building distributed systems and web services
  • Experience programming with an enterprise object-oriented language such as Java, C++ or C#

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven history of engineering excellence
  • Experience with statistical modeling or machine learning is a huge plus
  • Track record of ownership for a production service with 24/7 on-call support
  • Superb communication skills both written and oral
  • Deep analytical skills with a bias towards using data to determine reality
  • Most comfortable in a fast-paced, context-switching, cutting-edge environment
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation