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Software Development Engineer, Alexa Voice Service


Our mission: To be Earth's most customer-centric company.


Job summary
“Alexa, find me a job where I can create and innovate.” Yes, Alexa can make your wishes come true!

On the Alexa Voice Service team, you’ll build software to enable Alexa’s capabilities everywhere in speakers, appliances, wearables, robots, and more! We’re working with industry leaders to seamlessly integrate Alexa into any and all devices. It’s awesome, and will change the way millions of people interact with their homes, cars and even their workplace.

If you’re passionate about greenfield engineering opportunities and love to solve problems that have never been encountered before this is the job for you. If you have an insatiable thirst to learn you’ll absolutely love this job. Imagine working together with other teams to architect solutions that define how customers interact with Alexa. You’ll own your work from design to deployment, evangelize it and ensure its operational excellence in production.

Become a builder, an innovator, and game changer by joining the AVS team. Let’s build something special, and have a ton of fun doing it!

As a member of the team, you will:

  • Produce bullet-proof code that is robust, efficient and maintainable; our primary language is Java
  • Empower companies and developers from around the world to embed Alexa into their devices and products
  • Participate in setting the technical vision for Alexa Voice Service in alignment with our Product team
  • Drive and lead software design, development standards, team processes and code reviews
  • Design and implement features for new products, features, APIs, platforms and frameworks
  • Mentor junior team members, help to maintain appropriate unit test coverage, code documentation and software structure
  • Distill and communicate technical concepts to stakeholders

Key job responsibilities
As a member of the team, you will:
• Be responsible for software development for new product initiatives and features
• Investigate, prototype and deliver new and innovative system solutions
• Work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software.

A day in the life
As an SDE you will build world class software systems, services and tooling for developer experience teams. They should thrive and have demonstrated success in an environment which offers ambiguously defined problems, big challenges, and quick changes. They will be expected to balance detailed execution with speed and possess solid collaborative skills. They will be working in a fast-paced environment where every day brings new challenges and new opportunities.

About the team
AVS Organization is chartered to enable Alexa outside of Amazon manufactured devices. Our team is responsible for building and evolving Alexa experience in all of partner devices. This is an opportunity to provide leadership and drive programs to build an innovative Alexa experience impacting billions of customers and devices.


  • 1+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (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 software programming language.
  • 5+ years of profession software engineering experience building scalable production application
  • Proficiency in SQL (MySQL) and/or NoSQL databases
  • A love for optimizing even the fastest code
  • A desire to be part of a team that is building world-changing products
  • A passion for learning, occasionally failing, and learning once again


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Master’s/Doctorate degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
  • Knowledge and experience with machine learning technologies
  • Project planning/execution skills including estimating, scheduling, and executing on committed schedules

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.

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.

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