Interested in Amazon Alexa? Come work on it. We're building the core services that run Amazon Echo and other Amazon products. We're working hard, having fun, making history; come join us!
Alexa is the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking new Amazon device designed around your voice. We believe voice is the most natural user interface for interacting with technology across many domains; we are inventing the future. The Alexa Engine team moves toward the vision of delivering the Star Trek computer to our customers - the world's best intelligent personal assistant, accessible via natural voice commands on any connected device. The Alexa Skills Runtime team creates friction-less and robust mechanisms for developers to access Alexa capabilities. We build a set of common features for Amazon and third party devices and developers by taking a high-level view of Alexa's experiences to ensure consistency and quality, and build the primitives that enable them to work together as a whole. A common set of standards and implementation decisions across our APIs will make them easier to build, and easier to consume by our development partners both inside (1P) and outside (3P) of Amazon.
As a Software Development Engineer you will influence the design and implementation of some important platform features that we offer skill developers. You will get to
* Mentor and lead junior developers on the team * Help drive business decisions with your technical input * Design, implement, test, deploy and maintain innovative software solutions to transform service performance, durability, cost, and security. * Use software engineering best practices to ensure a high standard of quality for all of the team deliverables * Write high quality distributed system software * Work in an agile, startup-like development environment, where you are always working on the most important stuff.
In this role you will contribute to a critical and highly-visible function within Alexa. You will be given the opportunity to autonomously deliver the technical direction of the service, and the feature roadmap. You will work with extraordinary talent and have the opportunity to hire and shape the team to best execute on the product. If you're excited to have a large impact on Alexa and the Voice assistant industry, you'll find this role to be engaging, challenging, and full of opportunities to learn and grow.
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