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Software Development Engineer, Speech and Language Technologies

Software Development Engineer, Speech and Language Technologies

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Alexa is the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking new Amazon device designed around your voice. The Alexa UnSpun team leverages natural language understanding, machine learning, and crowdsourcing to enable Alexa to answer customer questions across an ever-broadening set of subjects. We are looking for a talented Software Development Engineer to help us make Alexa more interesting and conversational.

UnSpun is highly collaborative, fast moving, and fun team. As a member of the team you will be responsible for leading the development and launch of new features. You will also influence our overall strategy, contribute to system architecture, mentor and be mentored by other engineers, and help establish best practices that ensure a high quality product.

The ideal candidate has a solid understanding of software design principles, a demonstrated track record of delivering new features and products, and passion for innovating on behalf of customers. They don’t need to have expertise in natural language understanding or machine learning but should have curiosity about it. They value collaboration, data-driven decision making, learning, and can comfortably communicate with others, in both technical and non-technical roles.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, mathematics, related technical discipline, or related industry experience
  • Minimum 2 years of software development experience
  • Experience with Java, C++ or similar procedural, object-oriented programming language

Preferred Qualifications

The following are preferred--but not required--qualifications:
  • Object-oriented design and coding skills (preferably on a UNIX or Linux platform)
  • Experience with Git or other distributed source control system a plus
  • Graduate degree a plus
  • Knowledge of Python or other scripting languages a plus

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