Amazon

Sr. Software Development Engineer -826144- Irvine, CA

Software Developer in Irvine, CA

Posted 2019-08-23
Description

Want to transform the way people enjoy video, music & books? Come join the team that made Alexa Video, Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, Live radio, Audible books, Kindle books, Podcasts, and more available to Alexa customers.
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. 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.

As a Sr. Software Engineer, you will be responsible for setting technical vision of how we build the software behind how music is enjoyed through Alexa. A successful candidate will have an established background in setting product, technical, and architectural vision on building technology that enriches the customer experience at scale.

Key Responsibilities:
· Responsible for the over-all systems development life cycle
· Management and execution against project plans and delivery commitments; Manage the day-to-day activities of the engineering team within an Agile/Scrum environment
· Management of departmental resources, staffing, mentoring, and enhancing and maintaining a best-of-class engineering team
· Work closely with the engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach
· Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to management
· The key requirement for this position is established skill designing and developing complex, interactive customer experiences.
If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, know how to deliver, are deeply technical, highly innovative and long for the opportunity to build pioneering solutions to challenging problems, we want to talk to you.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
· Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.)
· 8+ years experience with leadership among software development teams, with some hands-on architectural or distributed systems experience
· Experience with the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++, C#)
· Experience delivering large, cross-functional projects



PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
· MS, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.
· 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
· Hands-on architectural or distributed systems experience

Team Link: https://www.amazon.jobs/en/teams/alexa-entertainment

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Company summary

Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online.

Perks

Employee assistance program; stock options; adoption assistance; employee discount.

Tech Stack

PostgreSQL, C, C++, C#, AWS, Java, Python, Ruby, Linux, Unix

Interview process

Tech screen prior to conversation with hiring manager; extensive onsite with possible second round.

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