Alexa is Amazon’s groundbreaking virtual assistant designed for voice interactions. We believe voice is the most natural interface for interacting with technology across many domains. Our team is responsible for making Alexa smarter by developing knowledge graph technology to help Alexa understand our world.
We are a special team building the deepest and broadest knowledge graph on the planet. We have billions of entities, hundreds of billions of facts, and a robust presentation layer. Every Alexa user needs knowledge, and we’re here to satisfy that need.
As a software engineer on our team, you're joining a close knit group of collaborative developers working to build the fastest, most comprehensive, and user-friendly knowledge graph system in the world. You will take complete ownership over design, prioritization, and implementation. You will commit code several times a day, and your work will be immediately seen/heard by millions of users. You will launch fast and iterate quickly to build amazing features at mind-numbing speeds.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
at least 7 years of hands on coding experience with C, C++, Java, or Python
Proficiency with search technologies (ElasticSearch)
Comfortable working in a UNIX environment
Proficiency in distributed cloud applications
A love for optimizing even the fastest code
A desire to be part of a team that is building world-changing products
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