Alexa is the voice service that powers Amazon Echo allowing users to interact with Skills using natural language. Since launch, we have over 20K+ skills in the skill store and are growing fast. The addition of third party skills such as Capital One, Uber, Pizza hut and many others is making Amazon Echo a must-have device.
As SDE-II, you will be designing the next generation platform for Ingestion and certification, which needs to be scaled for multiple languages, regions and should support different policies of countries. A great opportunity to build and scale brand new products from scratch by using well-proven AWS technologies.
What you do…
You are a significant and autonomous contributor. Your work is consistently of high quality. You solve difficult problems, applying appropriate technologies and best practices. Your focus is on a major portion of existing or new team software (e.g., large or significant component, set of features, mid-size application or service). You work with your team to invent, design and build software that is stable and performant. You write code that an SDE unfamiliar with the system can understand. Your solutions are pragmatic. You are proficient in a broad range of design approaches and know when it is appropriate to use them (and when it is not). You do things with the proper level of complexity the first time (or at least minimize incidental complexity). You consider the legacy of the code you produce, limiting the use of short-term workarounds. You create flexible software without over-engineering. You make appropriate trade-offs, re-use where possible, and are judicious about introducing dependencies. You are efficient with resource usage (e.g., system hardware, database, memory/CPU, etc.)
You work on project ideas with customers, stakeholders, and peers. You help balance customer requirements with team requirements. You help your team evolve by actively participating in the code review process, design discussions, team planning, and ticket/metric/COE reviews. You focus on operational excellence, constructively identifying problems and proposing solutions. You take on projects and make software enhancements that improve team software and processes. You work to resolve the root cause of complex problems, leaving software better and easier to maintain than when you found it. You are able to train new teammates on how your team’s software is constructed, how it operates, how secure it is, and how it fits into the bigger picture. You foster a constructive dialogue and seek resolutions in a professional way. You help recruit and interview for your team. You mentor and help to develop others.
Would you like to be part of this growth?