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Software Development Engineer

Amazon
🏢 Amazon 🇺🇸 Seattle, WA, US 🕑 March 08

In 2019, consumers are projected to take over a trillion photos and videos, and Amazon Photos is one of Amazon's newest and fastest growing Prime benefits. We provide unlimited, original resolution photo storage for Prime members who now have a simple, secure place to store their existing collections of photos, automatically upload new photos as they are taken, and access them anytime, anywhere, at no additional cost. We store hundreds of petabytes of data and provide apps for customers to access their photos and videos on iOS, Android, Alexa devices, PC, Mac and Web.


We are looking for a Software Development Engineer to join our development team working on features for Alexa devices driven primarily through voice interactions. In this role you will have the opportunity to contribute significantly to the future of Amazon Photos on the Alexa platform. You will be part of a strong team in a fast-paced, high-growth, start-up like environment where agile development is embraced and innovation is encouraged.


Responsibilities:
§ Design, develop and deploy new voice driven photos features for current and future Alexa devices
§ Develop backend REST Services to serve voice requests
§ Launch photos features for Alexa devices in the US and International markets working with Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and Natural Language Understanding (NLU) teams
§ Contribute best-in-class programming skills to develop highly innovative, consumer-facing Alexa device experience using Android platform
§ Write clean, maintainable code and perform peer code-reviews.
§ Work with other team members to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology and evaluate technical feasibility
§ Work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules
§ Help define and implement standards and promote best practices for the Amazon Photos Voice development team
§ Analyze and optimize applications to maximize speed and scale, factoring in network latency and bandwidth constraints.

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