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Software Development Engineer, Alexa Identity

Location
Vancouver, BC
Details
Full Time
3 days ago
Job summary
Come Join Us to "Make Alexa Truly for You"! The Alexa Identity team is seeking an experienced software development leader to drive the development of highly-visible core systems to deliver personalized experiences to Alexa customers. These systems are also the underlying foundation to upcoming and future innovation.

Our Vision: Alexa is the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking Amazon device designed around voice. We are striving to realize the North Star vision "[Alexa] is an instantly familiar, ever-present personal assistant, advisor, and companion."

Our Mission: We commit ourselves to "Make Alexa Truly for You". Alexa can recognize customers by learning their bio-metrics, such as voice and face. It gives Alexa unique advantage to treat customers as individuals and to personalize her relationship with each one. It offers us a huge potential and unprecedented opportunities to "to be Earth's most customer-centric company".

To achieve this, we blend of a variety of disciplines (such as NLP, data mining, machine learning, big data, semantic web, graph stores, cloud computing) in an effort to identify who customers are, know what they're excited about and protect their privacy. To complement our complex algorithms and extensive data analyses, we create elevated and inspirational mobile and web features across the entire Echo system. We use artificial intelligence, data mining, and usability studies to develop new features, and we test them through hundreds of R & D experiments a year. We are a diverse team from a variety of backgrounds, interests and cultures, who love solving problems on behalf of our customers. We value "Learn & Be Curious". We will let you commit mistakes and learn from it and let you grow. And most importantly, we relentlessly ask: "What haven't we though of yet?"

Key Responsibilities:
• Designs, develops, tests, and deploys high-performance, scalable and robust systems in a complex, multi-tiered, distributed environment
• Collaborates with other engineering, product, and UX teams to have direct impact on our customers' daily life.
• Understands a broad range of design approaches. Makes technical and design approach trade-off decisions
• Solves difficult software problems. Solutions are logical, testable, maintainable, and efficient
• Drives best practices. Improves the speed of delivery. Automates tests and manual OE tasks
• Mentorship and knowledge share with engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach to complex problems
• Works in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against defined schedules and milestones
• Combines backend technologies with big data to develop data-driven self-adaptive services

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
• 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
• 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline.
• 2+ years industry experience as a Software Engineer or Software Developer
• Strong Computer Science and development fundamentals, including object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design and complexity analysis.
• Demonstrated proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as Java, Python, C++, C.
• Knowledge of professional software engineering and best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing and operations.
• Experience building large-scale software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers.
• Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end software systems and all points in between.

By submitting your application here, you can apply once to be considered for multiple Software Engineer openings across various Amazon teams. If you are successful in passing through the initial application review and assessment, you will be asked to submit your career and personal preferences so that our dedicated recruiters can match you to the right role based on these preferences.

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