• Sr Software Development Engineer

    Location US-CA-Santa Cruz
    Posted Date 1 week ago(8/6/2018 11:49 AM)
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  • Job Description

    We're focused on building the next generation of the Alexa Mobile App for mobile devices and are looking for talented developers. You will have an enormous opportunity to impact the customer experience, design, architecture, and implementation of a cutting edge mobile product used every day, by people you know. We are looking for passionate, hard working software engineers who have experience building innovative, mobile applications that customers love.

    • Mobile application software development, design and prototyping

    • Architecture of front- and back-end scaling solutions

    • Contribute best-in-class programming skills to develop highly innovative, consumer-facing Android and iOS mobile apps

    • Writing clean, maintainable code and performing peer code-reviews

    • Work with other team members to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology and evaluate technical feasibility

    • Work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules

    • Establish architectural principles, select design patterns and then mentor team members on their appropriate application

    • Work closely with product and design teams to customize the Alexa experience on mobile devices

    • Implement custom user interfaces using the latest mobile programming techniques

    • Analyze and optimize UI and back-end application code for efficiency and performance

    Basic Qualifications

    • 5+ years of experience building successful production software systems

    • A solid grounding in Computer Science fundamentals (BS, MS or PhD in CS or equivalent experience)

    • Experience with multi-threading and mobile device memory management

    • Experience defining system architectures and exploring technical feasibility tradeoffs

    • Experience as lead developer or equivalent on high-functioning teams

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Mastery of the tools of the trade including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective-C, Swift, Python) and open-source technologies (Linux, SQLite, OpenGL, Spring, Hibernate)

    • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability

    • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces

    • Strong technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts

    • Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality

    • Experience with full-native, hybrid, and pure-web mobile app development

    • 5+ years of object-oriented software development experience with focus on building complex applications for mobile platforms either on iOS or Android
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