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Software Development Engineer, Alexa AI Local Information

Amazon

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

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Job summary
Alexa is leading the next decade of ambient computing powered by AI and A2I. This is a ground zero opportunity at the HQ2 to voice-ify, skill-ify and data-fy hundreds of millions of devices and “all things local”. We give our passion a voice and build unique ubiquitous experiences for customers to interact with technology we use every day. If you want to be in the forefront of AI and voice-based computing, join us at Amazon’s HQ2.

We are looking for a passionate self-starter engineer to join the our Alexa AI team. Your job will be to creatively design and develop new disruptive ways of infusing customer experiences with hyper-local data. You’ll measure your success by the pace of innovation you help drive, quality of your software design and execution, and the level of customer delight. If you’re ready to make a difference for hundreds of millions of users, if you want to drive disruptive AI and machine learning into ubiquitous voice-enabled computing by tackling the hardest technical challenges, and if you can design mission-critical software at scale, we would love to talk to you.

  • Will utilize cutting-edge big data and machine-learning technologies, including Scala, EMR
  • Will work in an agile Scrum environment to deliver high-quality software against aggressive schedules
  • Will establish software design principles, select design patterns and mentor junior team members

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Development experience using Amazon EMR, Spark, DynamoDB, and other Big Data services
  • Development experience using Spark ML, Amazon SageMaker, or other ML framework
  • Development experience using Scala
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Excellence in technical communications with both technical and non-technical peers
  • Experience in delivering geolocation, local search, location aware services, or related services.
  • Experience in Search, A/B experimentation, Distributed Computing, Data Analysis, Information Retrieval.
  • Interest in Search, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality.

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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