• Sr. Software Development Engineer - Alexa Europe

    Company/Location (search) UK-London
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/5/2018 4:41 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Position Category for Posting
    Software Development
    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.

    We are a team of builders that work passionately to apply cutting edge technologies to solve real-world challenges that will transform the Alexa experiences in ways we can’t even imagine yet for our customers worldwide. You will be working with a unique and gifted team developing exciting products for consumers and collaborate with cross-functional engineering teams.

    We are looking for passionate, hard-working, and talented Sr. Software Engineers (SDE) who have experience building innovative, mission critical, high volume applications that customers love. You will have an enormous opportunity to make a large impact on the design, architecture, and implementation of cutting edge products used every day, by people you know.

    Key responsibilities include:
    · Develop and launch core product features.
    · Influence our overall strategy by helping define product features, drive the system architecture, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product.
    · Create world class software and firmware
    · Interact with cross-functional engineering teams across the company
    · Dive into and take ownership for critical design issues
    · Participate in design reviews
    · Address all aspects of technology readiness

    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

    · BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent
    · 6+ years of industry experience, building scalable infrastructure software or distributed systems for commercial, online services
    · 2+ years of programming experience using one or more relevant languages (Java, C++, or C#)
    · Experience developing object-oriented software
    · Business-level English written and verbal communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications

    · Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices
    · Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment
    · Strong Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithm design, and problem solving
    · Linux kernel programming experience
    · Ability to read and understand schematics
    · Familiar with debugging tools such as an oscilloscope, DMM and logic analyzers
    · Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
    · Experience with EC2, SNS, SQS, DynamoDB and S3. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning knowledge are a bonus as well.
    · Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts.
    · Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
    · Graduate degree and foreign languages a plus.

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