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Software Development Engineer - Amazon
United States (California)
Full-time

Come join the team behind Alexa, building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. You can help us invent the future. As a member of our team, you will be responsible for leading the development and launch of core product features. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define these product features, driving the system architecture, and spearheading best practices to enable a superior product.

A day in the life
As a Software Development Engineers you will build innovative experiences, applications that customers love. As a member of the team you will help with design, implementation and launch of many key product features. You will have influence on defining product features, drive operational excellence, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product.

About the hiring group
A lot of Alexa customers know that they can ask Alexa questions and she will respond. However, the Automation Platform charter is to enable proactive experiences that happen "automatically" without the customer asking for them. If you have used Routines in Alexa's Mobile App, you have used the Automation Platform.

Job responsibilities
We are looking for passionate Software Engineers who have experience building innovative, applications that customers love. As a member of the team you will help with design, implementation and launch of many key product features. You will have influence on defining product features, drive operational excellence, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product.

The ideal SDE candidate is clearly passionate about delivering experiences that delight customers and creating solutions that are robust. 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 fast paced environment where learning new concepts quickly is a must.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in a STEM related field such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, tech
• Proficiency in one of the following languages: Java, C++, or C

Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge of Perl or other scripting languages a plus
• Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical partners.
• Experience building developer facing products and services.
• Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces.
• Experience with speech and language understanding systems.
• Experience with rule engine systems.
• Experience with machine learning and big data technologies (Spark, EMR).
• Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
• Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practice

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