Amazon is hiring a Software Dev Engineer, Alexa Skills Kit

India (Pune)

Posted about 1 month
Interested in Amazon Alexa? Come work on it. We’re building the core services that run Amazon Echo and other Amazon products. We’re working hard, having fun, making history; come join us!

A day in the life

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 technology across many domains; we are inventing the future. The Alexa Engine team moves toward the vision of delivering the Star Trek computer to our customers – the world’s best intelligent personal assistant, accessible via natural voice commands on any connected device. The Alexa Skills Runtime team creates friction-less and robust mechanisms for developers to access Alexa capabilities.

Basic Qualifications

  • 1+ years of experience in software development
  • Programming experience with at least one software programming language.

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 8+ years professional experience in software development
  • Experience driving high-level product requirements into products through software architectures, engineering design and implementation.
  • Development experience with modern dynamic programming languages such as Python or Javascript, and static programming languages such as Java or C#
  • Understanding of scalable computing systems, software architecture, data structures, and algorithms

Preferred Qualifications

  • Development experience in creating SDKs or libraries used by other developers, internal or external
  • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces.
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts.
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
  • Ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment
  • Knowledge of software design patterns and their application across multiple programming languages
  • Participation in open source projects
  • Extreme focus on creating high quality code and best practices in one or more programming languages
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills, with excellent problem solving abilities
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