Sr. Software Development Engineer, Alexa Skills Kit
Amazon
Vancouver, BC, CA
2d ago
source : BCJobs.com

DESCRIPTION

Interested in Amazon Echo? Ever wonder what's involved in enabling millions of developers to create skills for Alexa? Then come help us build the Alexa Skills Kit Platform - the tools and services that developers use every day to expand Alexa's skill set!

Our goal is make Alexa an instantly familiar personal assistant that is always ready to help or entertain on any device. At the core of this vision is Alexa Skills Developer Technologies, a close-knit team that's dedicated to providing software developers with the tools, primitives, and services they need to easily create engaging customer experiences that expand the wealth of information, products and services available on Alexa.

You've found the right team if you are a passionate software engineer with experience building innovative applications that customers love.

You will join a growing organization in Vancouver and have an enormous opportunity to make an impact on the design, architecture, and implementation of cutting edge products used every day, by people you know.

We're working hard, having fun, and making history; come join us!

Responsibilities

  • Think big, bringing fresh ideas and interactions that make Alexa skills development easy and intuitive
  • You take a long-term view of architecture, proactively fixing deficiencies and / or proposing larger projects.
  • Your code submissions and approach to work are exemplary. You write software that is easy for others to contribute to.
  • You drive engineering best practices (e.g., Operational Excellence, Security, Quality, etc.) and set standards.
  • When confronted with discordant views, you are able to find the best way forward and influence others to follow that path, building consensus.
  • BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 7+ years of experience building production software systems.
  • Experience with OO design / development.
  • Experience with a variety of modern programming languages such as Java, C, C++, Objective C, Python.
  • Experience in technical communication across technical and non-technical teams.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
  • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining web service APIs.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality.
  • Graduate degree.
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