System Development Engineer, Alexa Speech
Toronto , ON, CA
2d ago


Are you customer-obsessed and interested in creating foundational infrastructure for Speech and Language Understanding? Do you find creating cutting-edge voice control solutions for the automotive market exciting?

If so, read on as Alexa is currently looking for an experienced System Development Engineer with expertise in designing and supporting enterprise-scale infrastructure solutions.

Our team is responsible for building developer productivity tools to automate Builds and Tests for embedded applications at scale, which requires dedicated physical infrastructure.

You will be responsible for defining this physical infrastructure, driving design and implementation for device lab management software, and coordinating and maintaining our physical device fleet.

  • Alexa is the Amazon service that powers the ground-breaking Echo family of devices, Fire TV, tablets, third party Alexa providers, and soon, cars! We believe voice is the most natural user interface for interacting with technology across many domains;
  • come and invent the future with us.

    You have a strong understanding of large scale computing solutions. You have implemented automated solutions across a variety of applications / systems and implemented the corresponding physical infrastructure.

    You are comfortable writing code and creating automation to monitor and manage your services. You stay current with latest technologies and constantly seek out new ideas to improve the quality of your software.

    As System dev engineer, you will mentor and advise the team on matters of systems engineering and architecture best practices and drive operational excellence.

    You’re passionate about success. You take responsibility for the quality of your software and, regardless of their source, strive to prevent faults from impacting your customers.


  • A minimum of 5 years of Infrastructure experience is required.
  • B.S degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical field.
  • Systems Administration / Engineering background required.
  • Ability to solve problems and automate repetitive tasks in a common scripting or programming languages such as Python, Perl, Java, or Ruby
  • Deep knowledge of the Linux operating system.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of issues.
  • A history of dealing well with ambiguity, prioritizing effectively, and delivering measurable results in a dynamic environment.
  • Should be genuinely excited about technology, have a strong interest in learning about and playing with the latest technologies.
  • Must be a motivated self-starter.


  • M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical field. Demonstrated skill and passion for operational excellence.
  • Development depth in OOP, Java, C++, Web services
  • Experience with networking concepts is a plus
  • Experience with Android, QNX, AWS, Docker, Jenkins, and Chef is a plus
  • Amazon is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

    If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

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