• Software Development Engineer - Alexa Europe

    Company/Location (search) UK-London
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/5/2018 4:41 AM)
    Job ID
    737107
    # Positions
    1
    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 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.

    Responsibilities:
    · Responsible for the development and maintenance of key 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.

    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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