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Software Development Engineer, Alexa Shopping

Amazon

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

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Job summary
Alexa Shopping is seeking talented and experienced engineers to improve our platform, and build innovative and convenient features that millions of customers worldwide use daily across Alexa-enabled devices, physical stores, mobile, and Amazon.com. You will develop exceptional back-end and front-end experiences that delight all our customers regardless of language, background, abilities, or economic means.

Key job responsibilities
You will be part of a team building exceptional front-end and back-end experiences that delight all our customers. You will create convenient time-savers for busy customers and their households across shopping journeys, from discovery and inspiration to capturing in-the-moment needs at home, on-the-go, or at work, and organize them to make purchasing easier, wherever they choose to shop.

You will work closely with a talented team of engineers, product managers, and UX designers to identify and deliver solutions that simplify the shopping experience for all customers. You may create prototypes to demonstrate the feasibility of solutions and get them to production quality. You will bring your experience to drive team best practices and operational excellence of the services owned by your team.

You will partner with other Amazon and third-party services and device teams as needed. An ability to collaborate to design and deliver integrated systems across teams is a must.

About the team
At Alexa Shopping, we strive to enable shopping in everyday life and provide convenient time-savers for busy customers. We allow customers to instantly order whatever they need, by simply interacting with their Devices such as Amazon Show, Spot, Echo, Dot or Tap. Our Services allow customers to shop, no matter where they are or what they are doing. We are diverse team with various backgrounds, experiences, and interests.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.
  • Candidates must have a Bachelor in Computer Science or 4+ years of professional experience in software development
  • Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, C#, Python, including object-oriented design
  • 1+ years of experience contributing to architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability, and scaling) of new and existing systems
  • 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithm design, and problem solving
  • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design and data structures
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices
  • Understand how to optimize resource usage for efficiency (e.g. application impact on memory and CPU, caches appropriately)
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and produce technical designs
  • Comfortable challenging assumptions and thinking of creative ways to tackle problems

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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