• Software Development Engineer - Alexa Europe

    Location UK-London
    Posted Date 4 months ago(05/11/2018 12:41)
    Job ID
    AMZN Dev Center (London) Ltd
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United Kingdom
  • Job Description

    Voice-driven AI is no longer relegated to the realm of science fiction. Alexa Experiences and Devices is focused on leveraging emerging technologies to create new product opportunities that deliver the future of voice-driven AI to our customers and partners.

    Alexa Europe Tech team as part of Alexa International is focused on features and tools to drive meaningful improvement in customer experience, engagement, and utility specific to the European customers.

    You will be working with a unique and gifted team developing exciting products for consumers and collaborate with cross-functional engineering teams. You will have an opportunity to contribute to the end to end tech stack and Alexa services while delivering the features across domain boundaries; driving the design, architecture, and implementation of cutting edge products used every day, by people you know.

    We are looking for passionate, hard-working, and talented Software Engineers (SDE) who have experience building innovative, mission critical, high volume applications that customers love.

    Key responsibilities include:
    · Develop and launch core product features.
    · Participate in design reviews, prototype new technology and evaluate technical feasibility with your peers and Sr. Engineers.
    · Address all aspects of technology and service readiness
    · Interact with cross-functional engineering teams across the company
    · Work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules.

    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 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 fast.

    Basic Qualifications

    -Bachelor’s/Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical field
    -3+ years of experience in software development in Java or C++
    -Expert CS fundamentals including data structures, algorithms, run-time analysis, object oriented design and code quality verification
    · Business-level English written and verbal communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications

    -Knowledge of scripting languages like Python or Perl
    -Programming experience on mobile platforms, preferably Android
    -Familiarity with working in an Agile environment
    -Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
    -Graduate degree and foreign languages a plus.
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