• Software Development Engineer

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/25/2019 3:01 PM)
    Job ID
    785430
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Alexa is the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking Amazon device designed around your voice. We believe voice is the most natural user interface for interacting with technology across many domains; we are inventing the future. Connected Devices within Alexa is focused on making Alexa the user interface for the home. From the simplest voice commands (turn on the lights, turn down the heat) to use cases spanning home security, home entertainment, and home environment, we are evolving Alexa into intelligent, indispensable companion that automates daily routines, simplifies interaction with appliances and electronics, and alerts when something unusual is detected.
    Connected Devices State Platform team is responsible for developing and managing the State Platform that allows Alexa engine to manage state for all devices that connect to Alexa. As an Engineer on the team, you will develop highly scalable services to manage billions of smart devices connected to Alexa through cloud. Your work will span across Alexa skills, voice user interfaces, cloud services, and a rapidly-growing ecosystem of IoT devices. You will have the satisfaction of working on a product your friends and family can relate to, and want to use every day. Like the Smart phones 10 years ago, we believe Connected Devices Ecosystem has rare opportunity to have a giant impact on the way people live.
    Below details gives you what this team built in last two years:

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

    Basic Qualifications

    • High school or equivalent diploma or experience
    • 1+ years experience building successful production software systems

    • Knowledge system architectures and exploring technical feasibility tradeoffs.

    • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.

    • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces

    • Experience with 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, Hibernate)

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree and/or Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent

    • 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

    • Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality

    • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts

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