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Amazon Software Development Engineer, Alexa Smart Properties in Seattle, Washington


Are you looking for an opportunity to build a highly available, large scale, enterprise-wide software solution? Does it excite you to find patterns and build generic, composable software solutions to solve complex problems? Are you looking for inventing newer and simpler ways of building solutions? If so, we are looking for you to fill a challenging position in the Alexa Smart Properties team.

As an engineer, you'll develop scalable, flexible and widely-used services to manage trust on the Alexa Services. You'll work closely with senior and principal engineers, data scientist and security experts to develop robust solutions.

Key job responsibilities

Want to join a startup team building new Alexa experiences for hospitality and other out-of-home segments? Customers tell us they love the convenience of Alexa and smart home, and we want to extend those experiences to shared living spaces such as rentals, assisted living and more.

We are looking for a passionate, hard-working, and talented software engineer who has experience building innovative applications that customers love. You will build new services and experiences from ground up, will be a technical leader and have impact tech design, architecture, and implementation of Alexa features.

In this role, you will take a pragmatic and iterative approach to building software: you will simplify and get things done while experimenting on rapid iterations on the new concepts. You will need to be a focused and thoughtful leader of your team who works effectively with external and internal partners.

A day in the life

Your role in this startup team will offer diverse opportunities for creating innovative software. On a given day you might:

  • Design and develop micro-services to create new core software services.

  • Build service architectures that have rock solid availability and performance.

  • Work closely with customers, product managers, cross-team developers to build innovative software.

  • Contribute to shaping up the learning habits of our youngest customers.

  • Celebrate a successful rollout with a first-class engineering team!

About the team

We work on expanding Alexa's use case by creating features and core Alexa system functionality that allows Alexa to be use by business enterprises (as opposed to personal homes). You will be writing code to deliver these pieces of functionality.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Seattle, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of non-internship professional software development experience

  • 2+ years of non-internship design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience

  • Experience programming with at least one software programming language

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations experience

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

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 https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $115,000/year in our lowest geographic market up to $223,600/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.