• Sr. SDE / Architect - Amazon Alexa Data Services

    Location IN-TS-Hyderabad
    Posted Date 6 months ago(12-02-2018 20:15)
    Job ID
    Amazon Dev Center India - Hyderabad
  • Job Description

    Amazon introduced the first Kindle in 2007 - at that time, it offered 90,000 eBooks and sold out 5.5 hours after the announcement. Since then, we have expanded to create the best-selling e-reader family in the world. We have gone beyond Kindle with our powerhouse Fire tablets, built for work and play with our Fire OS operating system. For streaming media lovers, we have created Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick with voice search, massive video selection, and gaming. Amazon Echo is a new category of device designed around your voice with far-field voice recognition, powered by Alexa. Amazon Dash helps customers order groceries instantly from home.
    More details on Amazon Devices:

    Our teams work in diverse areas, from obsessing over the customer experience with hardware reliability to creating a cinematic UI on Fire TV.

    The Amazon device team designs & engineers high profile consumer electronics, including the best-selling Kindle family of products. We have also produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Amazon Echo. We provide customers a fully integrated service with instant access to millions of movies, TV shows, magazines, newspapers, books, songs, apps, and games.

    The Alexa Data Services team (ADS) is part of Amazon’s speech platform organization that provides speech recognition capabilities for a variety of Amazon products and searches, most visibly, the Amazon Echo product.

    Software Development Engineer is a newly created role to build world class business process management systems and tooling for ADS teams.
    The Software Development Engineer - ADS Technology is accountable for the building software systems for ADS. They should thrive and have demonstrated success in an environment which offers ambiguously defined problems, big challenges, and quick changes. They will be expected to balance detailed execution with speed and possess solid collaborative skills. They will be working in a fast-paced environment where every day brings new challenges and new opportunities. They should have excellent business and communication skills and be able to work with business owners to develop and define solutions. Cross-team coordination, understanding of Agile/Scrum and Creating reliable, scalable, and experience creating high performance products. This position also requires exceptional technical expertise, a great understanding of the Computer Science fundamentals, and experience building large-scale systems.
    The successful candidate will be a recognized role model for their technical abilities.

    Summary of Responsibilities
    · Develop and maintain of key features of the system.
    · Work with team members to devise design approaches, prototype new technology and evaluate technical feasibility.
    · Work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against tight schedules.
    · You will apply knowledge of technology options, technology platforms, and design techniques and approaches to design an integrated solution to address business requirements.
    · You will interface with other engineers on the team for peer reviews and with a diverse set of customers (Program Managers, business stakeholders etc.) on understanding business objectives, gathering requirements and delivering solutions.
    · Promote industry standard best practices.

    Basic Qualifications

    · Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science with advanced degrees preferred.
    · 10+ years of industry experience.
    · Experience with OO design and coding skills in languages like Java/Python/C#/Ruby/Objective C/C++
    · Experience in building and driving adoption of new tools
    · A deep understanding of software development life cycle and a good track record of shipping software on time
    · Have had impact and influence across multiple teams
    · Expertise with data science, machine learning algorithms, natural language processing, computer vision.
    · Experience designing and implementing information retrieval and web mining systems.
    - Experience with MapReduce, Spark, Hive and Scala.
    · Advanced knowledge of data structures and at ease in optimizing algorithms.

    Preferred Qualifications

    · Experience developing in a Unix/Linux environment
    · Passion for creating efficient, scalable services
    · Understanding of web services technologies such as SOAP, HTTP, WSDL, XSD, and REST
    · Must be a self-starter and motivated
    Professional traits that is not unique to this position, but necessary for Amazon leaders:
    · Strong communication skills - both written and verbal
    · Exhibits excellent judgment
    · Hires great people. Develops great people.
    · Has relentlessly high standards
    · Thinks strategically, but stays on top of tactical execution
    · Expects and requires innovation of her/his team
    · Thinks big and has conviction
    · Is results oriented
    · Has the innate ability to inspire passion in others

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