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AMAZON ALEXA Machine Learning Team - Senior Software Engineer - Cambridge, MA.

AMAZON ALEXA Machine Learning Team - Senior Software Engineer - Cambridge, MA.

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Amazon Alexa Senior Software Developer position within our 101 Main Street, Cambridge, MA Amazon Development Center.

The Senior Software Developer position involves "hands on" coding and leading teams and projects. Resumes can be submitted to our career site or to for consideration. Thank you!
All-New Amazon Echo

Interested in Machine Learning? How about Amazon Echo, Speech and Language Understanding, or Computer Vision? We’re building the machine learning platform behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. We’re working hard, having fun, making history; come join us!

As a member of the Amazon Alexa Digital Products Machine Learning Platform team, you will be responsible for leading the development and launch of core platform features. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define these features, drive the system architecture, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product.

The ideal candidate is clearly passionate about new opportunities and has a demonstrable track record of success in delivering new features and products. A commitment to team work, hustle, and strong communication skills (to both business and technical partners) are absolute requirements. Creating reliable, scalable, and high performance products requires exceptional technical expertise, a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Computer Science, and practical experience building large-scale distributed systems. This person has thrived and succeeded in delivering high quality technology products/services in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift fast.

  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of key system features
  • Will work with other team members to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology and evaluate technical feasibility.
  • Will work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 8+ years of industry experience.
  • 5+ years of hands on experience with an Object Oriented programming language (Java, Python, C++ or C#).
  • Experience building scalable infrastructure software or distributed systems for commercial online services, with a service based approach.
  • Experience defining technical strategy to meet long-term business objectives.
  • Experience with large-scale/enterprise system design.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Mastery of the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective C, Python) and open-source technologies (Linux, SQLite, OpenGL, Spring, Hadoop, Spark, Mesos)
  • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design 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 to maintain architectural vision and software quality.

Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994 and is the world’s largest internet based company in the world by total sales and market capitalization. Amazon is a company of builders and we strive to invent products and services which benefit our customers.

A brief sample of our innovations would include:

Amazon Web Services offers a robust, fully featured technology infrastructure platform in the cloud comprised of a broad set of compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services.

Amazon Alexa is a new category of device designed around your voice. Our mission is to push the envelope in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Natural Language Understanding (NLU), and Audio Signal Processing, in order to provide the best-possible experience for our customers

Amazon Kindle E-Reader is part of the Devices team which also includes Fire TV, Fire Tablets, and Amazon Dash

Amazon Audible is the world’s largest seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational programming. Machine learning, speech recognition and data mining techniques are utilized to create scalable solutions for business problems

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

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