Software Dev Engineer, Alexa Local Information

Software Dev Engineer, Alexa Local Information

04 Apr 2022
California, Sunnyvale, 94085 Sunnyvale USA

Software Dev Engineer, Alexa Local Information

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Job summary
Interested in working on challenging and ambiguous problems that involve Alexa, AI and Local Information? We are working on unsolved problems to take customer experience to the next level.

Key job responsibilities
As a part of the Alexa AI domain, you will be leading initiatives in the Local Information vertical as an SDE. You own the end to end solution from ingesting data to building indexes to developing geo-spatial search solutions which deliver the best customer experience to local search queries. You will be using ML based solutions, leveraging modern AWS services like EMR, Spark, SageMaker, ElasticSearch to solve complex problems that affect data quality and search relevance.

You will work with business partners, software development engineers and testers, UI/UX designers to design, implement, test, launch, document, and maintain complex software applications, tools, and systems. 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. You will learn a variety of cutting-edge technologies, development processes, and develop well-rounded skills such as leadership, and effective project management. You will also mentor junior software development engineers.

A day in the life
You will work with business partners, software development engineers and testers, UI/UX designers to design, implement, test, launch, document, and maintain complex software applications, tools, and systems. 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.

About the team
Do you like Alexa? Do you have a passion for Voice Search? Do you love bleeding edge technology? Alexa AI is looking for exceptional software development engineers to work on enabling Alexa - the voice controlled personal assistant behind Amazon Echo. The ability to search and find relevant businesses and points of interests (gas stations, airports, landmarks and local businesses like coffee-shops, malls, grocery stores) is paramount for Alexa customers both for in home and on the go devices. We are a Day1 team and seek to provide seamless local information experiences for customers with Alexa.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Programming experience with at least one software programming language.
  • 1+ years of experience in software development

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field at time of application (or graduated less than six months prior to application)
  • Familiarity with the syntax of languages such as Java, Scala, C/C or Python.
  • Knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals such as object-oriented design, algorithm design, data structures, problem solving, and complexity analysis.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous technical internship(s).
  • Experience with distributed, multi-tiered systems, algorithms, and relational databases.
  • Experience in optimization mathematics such as linear programming and nonlinear optimization.
  • Effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions.
  • Adept at handling ambiguous or undefined problems as well as ability to think abstractly.


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