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Amazon Corporate LLC Alexa SDE2 (Virtual) in Seattle, Washington

Job summaryWe are the Alexa Experience group. We develop groundbreaking, innovative experiences for Alexa that simplify your life, keep you informed, and bring a smile to your face. We build experiences that define Alexa's personality, and build some of the most used and loved features, including News, Routines, and Jokes. We define the policies and implement the technologies that ensure every customer, everywhere, has a great experience with all of Alexa's features. These include Voice Design, Customer Research, Trust, and Privacy.Key job responsibilitiesDesigning, developing and maintaining core system features, services and enginesHelping define product features, drive the system architecture, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality productWorking with scientists and other engineers to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology, and evaluate technical feasibilityOperating in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software1+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.2+ years of non-internship professional software development experienceProgramming experience with at least one software programming language.* Strong, object-oriented design and coding skills (C/C++ and/or Java preferably on a UNIX or Linux platform)* Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases* Experience in optimization mathematics (linear programming, nonlinear optimization)* Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions* Ability to work across many teams and coordinate tasks* Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly* Previous technical internship(s) preferred* Graduate degree is a plusAmazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit