Senior Software Engineer, Alexa Connected Devices

Amazon.com Services, Inc.
 Seattle, WA

Desciption

Alexa is the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking new Amazon device designed around your voice. We believe voice is the most natural user interface for interacting with the home and is fundamental to enabling the dream of the smart, connected home and connecting all smart devices to Alexa.

We are looking for passionate, hard-working, and talented Software Engineers who have experience building innovative, mission critical, high volume applications that customers love. You will have an enormous opportunity to make a large impact on the design, architecture, and implementation of cutting edge products used every day, by people you know.

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.

Other responsibilities include:

· Leading 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.

· Will establish architectural principles, select design patterns and then mentor team members on their appropriate application

Basic Qualifications

· 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems

· 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design

· 4+ years of professional software development experience

· 2+ years of experience as a mentor, tech lead OR leading an engineering team

· Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent

· 7+ years experience building production software systems

· Experience defining system architectures and exploring technical feasibility tradeoffs

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

· 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)

Preffered Qualifications

· 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

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

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