• Software Development Engineer, Alexa

    Location US-CA-Santa Clara
    Posted Date 8 months ago(7/12/2018 10:33 AM)
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  • Job Description

    Alexa is the groundbreaking cloud-based voice service that powers Echo and other devices designed around your voice. Our mission is to push the envelope in Natural Language Understanding (NLU), Machine Learning (ML), Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), and Speaker Recognition, in order to provide the best-possible experience for our customers. We’re looking for a Software Development Engineer to help build industry-leading speaker recognition technologies and machine learning systems that customers love.
    As a Software Development Engineer for the Alexa Engine team focused on Speaker Recognition, you will be responsible for the design, development, testing, and deployment of scalable distributed services with high level of operational excellence . In addition, you will build automated machine learning workflows with configurability, traceability, recoverability to enable faster experimentation. You will also partner with scientists and other engineers to help invent, implement, and connect sophisticated algorithms to our cloud based runtime engines. You will bring software best practices rigor to the machine learning domain by enabling continuous integration, continuous deployment of software artifacts. Prior domain knowledge including ML, ASR, and NLU is a preferred, though not required. However, strong motivation to learn ML, ASR and NLU is critical for successful candidates. Candidates should also be very agile in developing flexible software with respect to scientific, experimentation methods and usage patterns. Additional responsibilities include:
    • Designing, developing and maintaining core system features, services and engines
    • Helping define product features, drive the system architecture, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product
    • Working with scientists and other engineers to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology, and evaluate technical feasibility
    • Operating in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related technical field
    • 5+ years experience developing software with languages such as Java, C/C++, Python, Go and open-source technologies (Apache Hadoop, Spark)
    • 3+ years experience with OO analysis and design
    • Knowledge of data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
    • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Graduate degree (MS or PhD) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, or related technical field
    • Experience developing applications on embedded devices in C/C++ with memory constraints.
    • Experience defining system architectures and exploring technical feasibility trade-offs
    • Experience optimizing for short term execution while planning for long term technical capabilities
    • Ability to prototype and evaluate applications and interaction methodologies
    • Ability to produce code that is fault-tolerant, efficient, and maintainable
    • Academic and/or industry experience with standard ML techniques, training pipelines, Neural Net frameworks
    • Experience working effectively with science, data processing, and software engineering teams
    • Ability and willingness to multi-task and learn new technologies quickly
    • Written and verbal technical communication skills with an ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
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