Software Development Engineer, Amazon Alexa in Ottawa, Ontario

Interested in Amazon Echo and Alexa? We’ve already added dozens of new capabilities to Alexa since launch, including Pandora, Google Calendar, Audible, sports scores and schedules, and more. But it’s still day 1 – you can be part of the team that makes Alexa better and smarter by creating new skills and capabilities. We’re working hard, having fun, making history; come join us!

You will have an enormous opportunity to impact the customer experience, design, architecture, and implementation of cutting edge products that will be used every day by people you know. No matter what the role, we’re looking for people who are passionate about innovating on behalf of customers, demonstrate a high degree of product ownership, and want to have fun while they make history.

The Role:

As Software Development Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, developing, testing, and deploying new customer and developer facing Alexa skills and capabilities. A successful candidate will have an established background in building customer facing products and services, a strong technical ability, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment.

  • Responsible for the overall systems development life cycle.

  • Work closely with other the engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach.

  • Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to management.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field

  • 5+ years professional experience in software development and building successful production software systems

  • Knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals (object-oriented design, algorithm design, data structures, problem solving, and complexity analysis)

  • Experience with at least one modern programming language (Java, C/C++, C#)

  • Candidates must have experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability

  • MS, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

  • A strong track record of project delivery for large, cross-functional, projects

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences

  • A track record of communicating well with executives and non-technical leaders

  • Experience building frameworks for creating applications on various platforms

  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment

AMZR Req ID: 460154