Come join the team building Alexa, the service powering the wildly successful Amazon Echo! You can help us invent the future. As a member of our team, you will be responsible for the development and launch of core product features that allow Alexa to provide customers with precise answers to their questions. You’ll help build state-of-the-art solutions to interesting problems in search, question answering, and spoken language understanding. Our team combines machine learning with more traditional engineering approaches to continually make Alexa smarter. We’re working hard, having fun, making history; come join us!
We are looking for software engineers who can build innovative applications that customers love. You will have influence on our overall strategy by helping to define product features, drive the system architecture, and champion the best practices that enable a quality product.
You’re the ideal candidate if you are clearly passionate about new opportunities and have a track record of success in delivering new features. You should have a commitment to working with a diverse team as well as strong communication skills. Our team values contributions from members with a variety of technical backgrounds and experiences. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, know how to deliver, are technical and innovative, and relish the opportunity to delight customers with pioneering solutions, we want to talk to you.
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
BS degree or equivalent professional experience.
4+ years of relevant work experience in software development.
Programming in one or more object-oriented languages like Java/Python/C#/Ruby/Objective C/C++
Experience building scalable software or distributed systems for online services
NLP or NLU experience
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 design skills
Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices