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Software Engineer - Amazon Alexa Speech Technology

Software Engineer - Amazon Alexa Speech Technology

Job ID 
315066
Location 
US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 
5/24/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - Alexa

Job Description

Interested in Amazon Echo and Alexa? We’ve already added dozens of new capabilities to Alexa since launch, including Pandora, Google Calendar, Audible, sports scores and schedules, and more.

But it’s still day 1 – you can be part of the team that makes Alexa smarter by creating new skills and capabilities. As a member of the team you will be responsible for the design, development and launch of new skills and capabilities. We are growing this new team and are looking for talented engineers and scientists in our Cambridge MA office!

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. This person has thrived and succeeded in delivering high quality technology products/services in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift fast.

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications for engineering positions:

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 7+ years of industry experience
  • Programming in one or more object-oriented languages like Java/Python/C#/Ruby/Objective C/C/C++
  • Experience building scalable infrastructure software or distributed systems for commercial online services







Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:


  • MS in Computer Science
  • Mastery of the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective C, Python)
  • 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.
  • Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills
  • Strong 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
Experience with Machine Learning Technologies, Speech - ASR and NLU are a plus