Software Development Engineer

Amazon.com - Seattle, WA (30+ days ago)3.6


Job Description
Want to transform the way people enjoy music, radio, books and video? Come join the team that made Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, Live radio, Audible books, Kindle books, Podcasts, Alexa on Fire TV and more available to Alexa customers. We are innovating on and changing the way our customers interact with media services and devices!

On the Alexa Music Team, you will have an enormous opportunity to impact the customer experience, design, architecture, and implementation of cutting edge products that will be used every day by people you know. No matter what the role, we’re looking for people who are passionate about innovating on behalf of customers, demonstrate a high degree of product ownership, and want to have fun while they make history.

As a Sr. Software Engineer, you will be responsible for driving the software which supports international expansion efforts. A successful candidate will have an established background in setting product, technical, and architectural vision on building technology that enriches the customer experience at scale, and diving deep to work across codebases to drive meaningful changes that impact the customer. You’ll work on customer-facing features and capabilities, affect the underlying architecture that brings music to our customers, and be exposed to the inner workings of Alexa Music. This role will involve working with various Alexa Services and Music partners to solve key customer and engineering problems and ensure our product is supported in and scaling to international marketplaces. You’ll also need to identify areas to innovate how we launch Alexa around the world, and build tools and automation to support expansion at scale. Additionally, as a senior SDE, you’ll advise senior leadership of technical opportunities and pitfalls to ensure long term rapid delivery of customer features.

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, know how to deliver, are deeply technical, highly innovative and long for the opportunity to build pioneering solutions to challenging problems, we want to talk to you.
Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (MS, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.)
8+ years experience managing software development teams
Experience with the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective C) and open-source technologies (Spring, Hibernate)
Development experience on multiple Platforms (J2ME, BREW, Cocoa, Symbian, Google Android, Series 60, Series 40, Windows Mobile, PalmOS, IE, Safari, FireFox) and mobile devices (Apple iPhone, RIM Blackberry, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony Ericsson)
Experience delivering large, cross-functional projects
Preferred Qualifications
MS, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
A track record of communicating well with executives and non-technical leaders
Experience with some hands-on architectural or distributed systems experience ideal

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation