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Senior Software Architect - AMAZON ALEXA in Kendall Square - alexabostonjobs@amazon.com

Senior Software Architect - AMAZON ALEXA in Kendall Square - alexabostonjobs@amazon.com

Job ID 
586996
Location 
US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 
10/14/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

Senior Software Architect/Developer - Amazon Alexa team - Cambridge, MA.

Resumes can be submitted to our career site or via alexabostonjobs@amazon.com for consideration. Thank you

Interested in Machine Learning? How about Amazon Echo, Speech and Language Understanding, or Computer Vision? We’re building the machine learning platform behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. We’re working hard, having fun, making history; come join us!

As a member of the Digital Products Machine Learning Data Platform team, you will be responsible for leading the development and launch of core platform features. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define these features, drive the system architecture, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product.

The ideal candidate has a demonstrable track record of technical leadership and success in delivering new features and products. A commitment to teamwork, 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 quickly.

Responsibilities:
  • Act as a builder and architect, designing and developing world class, scalable distributed systems.
  • Recruit, hire, mentor, and coach Software Development Engineers.
  • Develop and maintain key system features.
  • Work with other team members to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology and evaluate technical feasibility.
  • Work with stakeholders to define and execute on the technical strategy for your team.
  • Work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules.

Basic Qualifications


  • BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 10+ years of industry experience within a team orientated environment.
  • Programming in one or more object-oriented languages like Java, Python, C#/, Ruby on Rails, Objective C, or C++
  • Experience building scalable infrastructure software or distributed systems.
  • Analytical abilities and proven design skills.

Preferred Qualifications


  • MS or PhD in Computer Science or similar
  • Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers with other engineers working under your guidance
  • Mastery of the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C, C++, Objective C, Python, Ruby on Rails, C)
  • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
  • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces
  • Experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy
  • Experience mentoring junior software engineers to improve their skills, and making them more effective software engineers
  • Experience influencing software engineering best practices within your team
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts.
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
For more info on the Amazon Alexa Machine Learning Platform Team please view: https://www.amazon.jobs/alexa-machine-learning


Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994 and is the world’s largest internet based company in the world by total sales and market capitalization. Amazon is a company of builders and we strive to invent products and services which benefit our customers.


A brief sample of our innovations would include:


Amazon Alexa (Echo) is a new category of device designed around your voice. Our mission is to push the envelope in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Natural Language Understanding (NLU), and Audio Signal Processing, in order to provide the best-possible experience for our customers


Amazon Kindle E-Reader is part of the Devices team which also includes Fire TV, Fire Tablets, and Amazon Dash


Amazon Audible is the world’s largest seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational programming. Machine learning, speech recognition and data mining techniques are utilized to create scalable solutions for business problems


Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a robust, fully featured technology infrastructure platform in the cloud comprised of a broad set of compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services.


Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation


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