• Software Development Engineer II

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 5 months ago(5/11/2018 9:44 AM)
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  • Job Description

    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.

    Responsibilities: 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

    · B.S. in Computer Science, or equivalent background in data structures, algorithms, object-oriented design and systems architecture.
    · 4+ years of professional experience building and maintaining scalable distributed systems across the full software lifecycle including design, implementation, testing, operations, and maintenance.
    · Fluency in one or more modern programming languages such as Java, C# or C++, or Python
    · Hands on experience in designing and launching cloud-based services using AWS, Azure, or similar.

    Preferred Qualifications

    · Familiarity with JavaScript and one or more UI frameworks.
    · Machine learning fundamentals.
    · Experience in project scoping and planning.
    · Experience in defining system architectures and exploring technical feasibility tradeoffs.
    · 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.
    · The ability to take raw product requirements and develop software architectures and designs to bring them to life.
    · 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.
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