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Software Engineer - Toronto, CA Natural Language Understanding

Software Engineer - Toronto, CA Natural Language Understanding

Job ID 
622903
Location 
CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 
2/14/2018

Job Description

Interested in delivering Natural Language Understanding (NLU) engineering solutions for Alexa product by working closely with a team of Machine Learning Scientist ? The Amazon Alexa Language Technologies Engineering team is a group of software developers working on audio, speech and natural language solutions that revolutionize how customers interact with Amazon’s products and services. The team’s mission is to push the envelope in NLU space, in order to provide the best possible experience for our customers. Products such as Amazon Echo, Amazon Dash, and Fire TV are illustrative of the user-delighting spoken language solutions Amazon is building.

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.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience building successful production software systems
  • B.S. degree (or higher) in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering
  • Experience building scalable infrastructure software with a distributed systems, with a service based approach.
  • Experience defining system architectures and exploring technical feasibility tradeoffs.
  • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
  • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces
  • Experience with modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective C, Python) and open-source technologies (Linux, SQLite, OpenGL, Spring, Hibernate)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
  • Knowledge in Natural Language Understanding and prior work experience with Machine Learning is a plus.
  • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency and drive
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast pace environment

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