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Software Development Engineer - Alexa AI

Seattle, Washington, United States

Alexa is the groundbreaking cloud-based intelligent agent that powers Echo and other devices designed around your voice. Our mission is to push the envelope in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Natural Language Understanding (NLU), Machine Learning (ML), Dialog Management, Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), and Audio Signal Processing, in order to provide the best-possible experience for our customers. We're looking for a Software Development Engineer to help build industry-leading conversational technologies that customers love.
As a Software Development Engineer for the Alexa team, you will be responsible for translating business and functional requirements into concrete deliverables with the design, development, testing, and deployment of highly scalable distributed services. You will also partner with scientists and platform engineers to help invent, implement, and connect sophisticated algorithms to our cloud based engines. A successful candidate should have knowledge of research domains including AI, NLU, ML, and Dialog Management. They should also be very agile in developing flexible software with respect to scientific, experimentation methods and usage patterns. Additional responsibilities include:
Developing and maintaining core system features
Helping define product features, drive the system architecture, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product
Working with scientists and other engineers to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology, and evaluate technical feasibility
Operate in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules s
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.
Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, or related technical field

Knowledge of programming languages such as C/C++, Java, Perl or Python and open-source technologies (Apache, Hadoop)

Experience with OO design and common design pattern

Knowledge with data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis

Experience defining system architectures and exploring technical feasibility trade-offs
Masters or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, or related technical field

Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability

Experience optimizing for short term execution while planning for long term technical capabilities

Ability to prototype and evaluate applications and interaction methodologies

Ability to produce code that is fault-tolerant, efficient, and maintainable

Academic and/or industry experience with standard AI and ML techniques, NLU, and scientific thinking

Experience working effectively with science, data processing, and software engineering teams

Ability and willingness to multi-task and learn new technologies quickly

Written and verbal technical communication skills with an ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Women/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation/Age.

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