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Sr. Software Development Engineer, Alexa Music

Sr. Software Development Engineer, Alexa Music

Job ID 
593639
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
11/8/2017

Job Description



Want to transform the way people enjoy video, music & books? Come join the team that made Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, Live radio, Audible books, Kindle books, Podcasts, and more available to Alexa customers.
You will have an enormous opportunity to impact the customer experience, design, architecture, and implementation of cutting edge products that will be used every day by people you know. We’re looking for people 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.

As a Sr. Software Engineer, you will be responsible for setting technical vision of how we build the software behind how music is enjoyed through Alexa. A successful candidate will have an established background in setting product, technical, and architectural vision on building technology that enriches the customer experience at scale.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for setting technical vision for the customer
  • Leading and inspiring teammates to raise the standards in the quality of the software they build.
  • The key requirement for this position is established skill designing and developing complex, interactive customer experiences.
  • Advise senior leadership of technical opportunities and pitfalls to ensure long term rapid delivery of customer features.
If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, know how to deliver, are deeply technical, highly innovative and long for the opportunity to build pioneering solutions to challenging problems, we want to talk to you.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (MS, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.)
  • 8+ years experience managing software development teams
  • Experience with the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective C) and open-source technologies (Spring, Hibernate)
  • Development experience on multiple Platforms (J2ME, BREW, Cocoa, Symbian, Google Android, Series 60, Series 40, Windows Mobile, PalmOS, IE, Safari, FireFox) and mobile devices (Apple iPhone, RIM Blackberry, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony Ericsson)
  • Experience delivering large, cross-functional projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
  • A track record of communicating well with executives and non-technical leaders
  • Experience with some hands-on architectural or distributed systems experience ideal


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