Amazon Corporate LLC Software Development Engineer in Seattle, Washington

Software Development Engineer Location: US-WA-Seattle Job ID: 658746 Company: : Amazon.com Services, Inc. Position Category: Software Development Job DescriptionAlexa is the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking new Amazon device designed around your voice. We're building the solutions that will make interactions with Alexa more natural and more productive. We're working hard, having fun, making history; come join us! As a member of the Alexa Engine team you will be responsible for the development and launch of core product features, including how customers engage with and receive real-time Notifications on Alexa enabled devices. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define these product features, drive the system architecture, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product. 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 team work, 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. Key Responsibilities: Work within a team of engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach to complex problems Directly involved in all aspects of the software development life-cycle (design, development, test, operations) Work on projects that operate cross-functionally with multiple engineering, design and product teams Work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against defined schedules and milestones Basic Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field 4+ years' experience building production software systems Preferred Qualifications Experience working on large engineering projects Experience working with REST interfaces, and distributed systems for high-throughput services Expertise in at least one programming language and open-source technologies Experience in test driven software development and configuration management Working knowledge of cloud service scalability, performance and reliability Experience in maintaining customer-facing systems and operational excellence Technical breadth and depth including consumer technology, web services and back-end application infrastructure Comfortable working within a fast-paced environment Track record of project delivery and ownership Ability to communicate well with team peers and management Customer impact awareness and appreciation High attention to detail History of teamwork and willingness to roll up one's sleeves to get the job done Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation