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Amazon Corporate LLC Senior Software Development Engineer, Alexa AI in Seattle, Washington

Alexa is the groundbreaking cloud-based voice service that powers Amazon Echo and other devices designed around your voice. Our mission is to push the envelope in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Natural Language Understanding (NLU), and Machine Learning (ML), in order to provide the best-possible experience for our customers. We're looking for a Software Development Engineer to help build industry-leading conversational technologies and machine learning systems that customers love.As a Software Development Engineer for the Alexa AI team, you will be responsible for translating business and functional requirements into concrete deliverables with the design, development, testing, and deployment of highly scalable distributed services. You will also partner with scientists and other engineers to help invent, implement, and connect sophisticated algorithms to our cloud based engines. Prior domain knowledge with ML, AI and NLU is a preferred, though not required. However, strong motivation to learn ML, AI and NLU is critical for successful candidates. Candidates should also be very agile in developing flexible software with respect to scientific, experimentation methods and usage patterns. Additional responsibilities include:* Designing, developing and maintaining core system features, services and engines* Helping define product features, drive the system architecture, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product* Working with scientists and other engineers to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology, and evaluate technical feasibility* Operating in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules* 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design* 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems* 4+ years of professional software development experience* Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related technical field* 5+ year experience with programming languages such as C/C++, Java, Perl or Python and open-source technologies (Apache, Hadoop)* 5+ year experience with OO design and common design pattern* 5+ year experience with data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysisAmazon 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 https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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