• Senior Software Developer - AMAZON ALEXA Machine Learning Science Team in Cambridge, MA

    Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 2 months ago(6/5/2018 11:50 AM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
  • Job Description

    Senior Software Development Engineer - Amazon Alexa Machine Learning Science Team - Cambridge, MA.

    All-New Amazon Echo

    Info pertaining to the Alexa Machine Learning Science Team:

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

    As an Amazon Alexa Machine Learning Science team Software Development Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, developing, testing, and deploying distributed machine learning systems and large-scale data mining solutions. In this, you will collaborate closely with a team of speech and ML scientists, and influence our overall strategy. A successful candidate will have an established background in engineering machine learning systems, a strong technical ability, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment. You will be helping to coach others in your team, in defining the road map for your group.

    • Responsible for the development and maintenance of key machine learning system features
    • Will work with other team members to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology and evaluate technical feasibility.
    • Will work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules.

    Basic Qualifications

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

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Strong sense of ownership, customer obsession, and drive.
    • Mastery of the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective C, Python, Ruby) and open-source technologies (Linux, SQLite, OpenGL, Spring, Hadoop, Spark, Mesos, Rails)
    • Experience developing machine learning software and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
    • Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills.
    • Experience in data modeling and analysis, especially with distinctive data sources.
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices.
    • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts. Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.

    Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but are necessary for Amazon leaders:

    · Exhibits excellent judgment
    · Hires and develops great people
    · Holds relentlessly high standards (is never satisfied with the status quo)
    · Demonstrates the ability to dive deep and is never out of touch with the details of the business
    · Expects and requires innovation of her/his team
    · Shows passion and convictions and the innate ability to inspire passion in others
    · Biases towards delivering results
    · Thinks big

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

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