Senior Software Development Engineer

Amazon in Arlington, VA

  • Industry: Information Technology - Others
position filled

Alexa is the name of the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking new Amazon device designed around your voice. Echo is always ready — just ask for information, music, news, weather, and more.

Work hard. Have fun. Make history.

The Role:
We are looking for a passionate engineer to join our team and drive the development of web applications that power consumer electronic devices. Your job will be to work with a team of engineers (hardware and software) and other team members (PM, Product, Marketing) to design and develop new ways of providing exciting and compelling experiences. Youll measure your success by the quality of your execution, the pace of innovation you help drive, and the increased satisfaction you deliver. If you’re ready to make a difference, if you want huge challenges to tackle, we would love to talk to you.

We are looking for passionate, hard-working, and talented Software Engineers who have experience building innovative, mission critical, high volume applications. You will have an enormous opportunity to make a large impact on the design and architecture of cutting edge products used every day, by people you know.
· Will work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules
· Will establish design principles, select design patterns and mentor junior team members
· Will help to define and push for the best possible end-user experience

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field
· 7+ years experience building successful production software systems
· Experience defining system architectures and exploring technical feasibility tradeoffs.
· Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
· Experience with the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective C, Python)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Development experience defining, developing and maintaining web service APIs
· Masters degree in Computer Science or related field
· Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality.
· Excellence in technical communications with both technical and non technical peers
· Experience in delivering geolocation, local search, location aware services, or related services.
· Experience in Search, A/B experimentation, Distributed Computing, Data Analysis, Information Retrieval.
· Interest in Search, Machine Learning, MapReduce and Natural Language Processing.

Lab126 is part of the Amazon group of companies and is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.


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