• Senior Software Dev Engineer

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 3 months ago(7/12/2018 10:33 AM)
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  • Job Description

    Did you know that Alexa powers AWS LEX? https://aws.amazon.com/lex/. Amazon Web Services LEX is dynamic with rapidly growing customers and is a strategic initiative by AWS in the field of AI. We are embarking on a journey to rapidly grow the capabilities of LEX to make it one of the most preferred AI services among enterprises and developer community. if you are entrepreneurial and interested in learning the dynamics of both Alexa and AWS, here is a unique opportunity.
    The Amazon Alexa team is looking for a Sr. Software Dev Engineers to help build the Speech recognition, Natural language understanding(NLU) and entity resolution capabilities to power the rapidly growing AWS LEX business. We are looking for a candidate with a passion for new products and IoT, enthusiasm for our mission, and a talent for managing building great products. We’re working hard, having fun, and making history.
    The Sr. Software Dev Engineer role requires working with AWS development team, science teams to understand how AWS LEX user experience translate into speech recognition, NLU and Entity Resolution(ER) design and evolution. An opportunity to own technical solutions end to end, building scalable services to cater to the growing needs to AWS LEX, building the solutions that work future Alexa customers. This position involves leading cross functional tech team from design through delivery, working with Sr Engineers/ Principal Engineers from peer teams in Alexa and AWS.
    Key Responsibilities:

    • Own and manage how AWS LEX needs translate into Alexa platform requirements in speech recognition, Natural language understanding and Entity Resolution.

    • Responsible for the architecting & developing cutting edge solutions

    • Lead team members to investigate design, prototype and evaluate technical feasibility.

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

    • Provide technical excellence and mentor team members

    • Collaborate effectively with peer teams and key partner services to deliver robust engineering product

    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

    • 7+ years industry experience building successful production software systems

    • B.S. (or higher) degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering

    • Experience converting high-level product requirements into successful products through solid software architectures, engineering design and implementation.

    • Experience in modern programming languages (C/C++, Java, Python), open-source technologies and multiple operating systems (Linux, Android etc.)

    • Experience building scalable infrastructure software or distributed systems for commercial online services.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience leading and developing cloud software services for scalability, performance and reliability.

    • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces.

    • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts.

    • Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills.

    • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.

    • Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices.

    • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.

    • Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers and provide technical vision.

    • Experience in Machine Learning

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Female/Minority/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
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