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Sr. Software Dev Engineer, Alexa Proactive Information Systems

Amazon

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

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Job summary
Do you enjoy working on cutting-edge technology in a fast-paced team environment to help shape experiences for millions of customers? Do you thrive to solve complex problems and come up with customer obsessed solutions? We have a role for you.
Things like Music, timers and alarms are top of mind for people, but customers have a tough time discovering other features/content they might find useful or entertaining. We want to solve the problem of how to enable Alexa to run fast when it comes to enabling proactive experiences and help customers get more out of their devices.

Key job responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of key system features
  • Will work with other team members to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology and evaluate technical feasibility.
  • Will work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against tight deadlines.
  • Will work across teams and different orgs on various projects.

A day in the life
As a Software Development Engineer, you will have the opportunity to influence, invent, and design system architecture. You will be responsible for building the best customer experience, keeping latency, security, and usability in mind. You will interact with Product Managers and Designers and convert their vision into a technical solution. You will collaborate with other engineering leads on best practices and set examples by using them in solutions that you build.
The ideal candidate is clearly passionate about new opportunities and has a demonstrable track record of success in delivering new features and products. 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.

About the team
Odyssey provides a set of experience and content life cycle management tools. Teams ( Alexa Music, Shopping, HHO, Growth and 3P developers) use Odyssey to create proactive experiences that delight our customers and provide value to get the most out of their devices. Our charter includes work streams related to tool enhancements, automation, HOTW (Hands of the wheel) setup and approval, metrics and dashboards in addition to expanding our channel and integration support and creating external APIs to source, create and store content for consumption.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4+ years of professional software development experience
  • 3+ years of programming experience with at least one software programming language
  • 2+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
  • Experience as a mentor, tech lead OR leading an engineering team
  • 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
  • 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
  • 4+ years of professional software development experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Experience with tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, C/C++, Objective C, Python, JavaScript) and open-source technologies (Linux, Spring, JQuery, etc)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
  • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
  • Experience building developer facing products and services
  • Experience building frameworks for creating applications on various platforms
  • Experience with speech and language understanding systems
  • Innate sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.

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