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Software Development Engineer in TEST - Alexa NTI

Software Development Engineer in TEST - Alexa NTI

Job ID 
531447
Location 
US-CA-Irvine
Posted Date 
9/18/2017

Job Description

Amazon — 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!

We are looking for passionate, hard-working, and talented Sr. 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. Run with the spirit and energy of a start-up, Alexa NTI (New Technology Initiatives) is focused on leveraging emerging technologies (Alexa voice recognition, IoT, etc.) to create new product opportunities that deliver the future to our customers and partners.

As a member of the team you will be responsible for leading the development and launch of core product features. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define these product features, drive the system architecture, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product.

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 firmware
  • Interact with cross-functional engineering teams across the company
  • Dive into and take ownership for critical design issues
  • Participate in design reviews
  • Address all aspects of technology readiness, including manufacturability

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 teamwork, 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.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 4+ years of industry experience, building scalable infrastructure software or distributed systems for commercial, online services
  • Proficiency in developing object-oriented software, with deep experience in one or more relevant languages such as C, C++, Java or Python

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, evaluate alternatives and develop processes and tools as needed to support the organization.
  • Knowledge of industry standard test automation tools and experience in developing product test harnesses and instrumenting products to gather test results
  • Experience with test driven development and establishing unit test infrastructures
  • Experience automating the validating of modern user interfaces and messaging infrastructures
  • Experience with evaluating and integrating open source and in house developed toolsets
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to generate and communicate meaningful development metrics
  • Excellent software quality and testing methodologies
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
  • Experienced interacting and coordinating test activities amongst multiple teams
  • Experience developing in a Linux environment and in utilizing virtual machines

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