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Amazon Corporate LLC Software Development Engineer - Search in Seattle, Washington

Amazon is looking for a Software Development Engineer for initiatives within Alexa search. Alexa search is part of our ongoing Alexa Information efforts focused on reinventing information extraction and retrieval for a voice-forward, multi-modal future.You will have an opportunity to directly impact the customer experience, design, architecture, and implementation of products that will be used every day by people you know. We're looking for someone passionate about innovating on behalf of customers, who demonstrates strong product ownership and is willing to think in new ways to solve difficult problems.You will have track record of success in delivering new products, solving problems, and learning new technologies quickly. A commitment to teamwork, proactive approach to solving problems, and strong verbal and written communication skills are essential. Creating reliable, scalable, and high-performance products requires technical expertise, understanding of computer science fundamentals, and practical experience building large-scale distributed systems. This person is comfortable delivering quality solutions in a fast-growing environment where priorities may change rapidly.What you will do:* Build state-of-the-art, highly efficient ML, NLP and Information Retrieval systems* Create large-scale high performance retrieval systems by implementing and optimizing complex state-of-the-art algorithms and data structures* Architect, design, develop, and extend test-driven code that meets requirements and is scalable and maintainable* Architect and develop solutions that are highly scalable and cost effective** Build on and maintain an existing code base as well as new components; maintain production code and contribute to deployment and QA processes** Participate in prioritization, estimation, and sprint planning** Work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules* 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience* Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design* 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.Amazon 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