• Software Development Engineer - Alexa Engine

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/15/2019 10:25 AM)
    Job ID
    732481
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Are you interested in Amazon Alexa, the brain behind Amazon Echo? As a Software Engineer on the Alexa Orchestration Engine team, you will be enabling new features in Alexa and developing code that runs in the core engine of Alexa.

    Alexa’s Orchestration Engine is one of the core services that gets run every time you speak to Alexa. Creating an efficient platform architecture that serves both experimental and production use-cases entails solving a wonderfully fun and challenging set of problems. We need well-intentioned and scalable software to develop new features that will be launched to customers world-wide. This is a team where you can pursue and expand your software career while being at the forefront of engineering and product innovation in our industry.

    What you’ll be doing:
    · Writing code most of the time
    · Utilizing AWS Compute, Networking, Security, Storage, and Database services such as CloudFormation, EC2, S3, EBS, Lambda, AutoScaling, and DynamoDB, and many more on a regular basis.
    · As a member of the team, you'll contribute to the architectural vision for a world-class, and massively scaled platform.
    · As an Amazon leader, owning the product areas that you are passionate about and solves major customer pain, becoming the advocate and driving the product and technology development and expansion within our ecosystem.
    · Growing and mentoring software engineers. Working with them to identify great projects and features that will help them grow in their careers.
    · Contributing with technical guidance on software design, architecture, patterns and practices.
    · Helping your team self-organize and create software development processes and practices that will work best for you and your teammates.
    · Building relationships with your customers, partner teams and the engineers on your team.

    Your background

    · You have a number of years of experience delivering high-quality, distributed and scalable software.
    · You've made a bunch of mistakes in the past and have learned a lot from them. You apply this learning regularly.
    · You believe there are generally multiple ways to solve a technical problem, each with different trade-offs. You don't typically think in terms of the "right" or "wrong" way to do something.
    · You approach projects, tasks, and unknowns with curiosity, and enjoy sharing what you know and what you learn with the people around you.
    · You believe that a team is strongest when it is diverse and includes multiple perspectives.
    · You are able to put yourself into your customer's shoes. You frequently immerse yourself in the customer experience to understand how you can better serve them.

    Basic Qualifications

    · BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent.
    · 3+ years of industry experience.
    · Programming experience in C, C++ and/or Java (or other OO languages) in Linux and/or Windows environment.
    · Experience building scalable infrastructure software or distributed systems for commercial online services.
    · Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts.
    · Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices

    Preferred Qualifications

    · MS in Computer Science or Engineering
    · Experience in building large scale distributed systems
    · Experience in scaling and performance tuning of large systems
    · Experience with AWS and other cloud technologies
    · Excellent communication and analytical skills
    · Experience developing software in a Unix/Linux environment
    · Customer Obsession
    · Loves to learn and be challenged by new problems


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

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