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Software Dev Engineer - II, Alexa Audio - Amazon
United States (San Francisco Bay Area)

Want to transform the way people consume and interact with music? Come join the team that’s enabling developers to create world class voice-forward video experiences, across devices and services. We brought Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, Sirius XM and much more to Alexa.
We work with top tier internal and external music partners to drive innovation with video and voice.
In this role you’ll have independent technical ownership on new customer features and supporting architecture on a day to day and week to week basis. You’ll learn new in-demand skills like building voice control interfaces and scalable API platforms that will be highly valuable as you grow your career at Amazon and beyond. You’ll work directly with Product Management and Design to refine the customer experience for Alexa entertainment featured products. You’ll join a unique team in the Alexa organization with our own culture – we move fast to deliver new great features for customers and have a ton of fun doing it.
Come join us as we build the Voice OS for Entertainment in the home. We’re breaking new ground and need your help to bring our vision to reality.

Basic Qualifications
• 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
• 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
• Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related technical field
• 3+ years of technical experience as an SDE or related role
• Experience developing in at least one of Java, C++, Python, C#, Ruby
• Experience with 24x7 production systems.
• Working knowledge of REST and RPC service patterns and other client/server interaction models
• Working knowledge of common Internet technologies (e.g. HTTP, HTML, JavaScript, AJAX)

Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
• Familiarity with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems
• Familiarity with music domain and video and voice technology a plus
• Attention to detail, and the ability to pick up new tools and technologies quickly
• Experience with mission critical, 24x7 systems

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