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Senior Software Development Engineer \u2013 Alexa Automotive, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA

Job DescriptionDo you like Alexa? Do you have a passion for cars? Do you love bleeding edge technology? Alexa Automotive is looking for exceptional software development engineers to work on enabling Alexa \u2013 the voice controlled personal assistant behind Amazon Echo \u2013 in automobiles. The team seeks to provide seamless experiences for customers with Alexa in the car.As Alexa moves into cars, the ability to search and find relevant businesses and points of interests (gas stations, airports, landmarks and local businesses like coffee-shops, malls, grocery stores) becomes paramount for Alexa's in car experience. As a part of the Auto domain, you will be leading the Local Search vertical as a Senior Search SDE. You own the end to end solution from ingesting data to building indexes to developing geo-spatial search solutions which deliver the best customer experience to local search queries. You will be using ML based solutions, leveraging modern AWS services like EMR, Spark, Sageworks, ElasticSearch to solve complex problems that affect data quality and search relevance.As a member of the team, you will be working with business partners, software development engineers and testers UI/UX designers to design, implement, test, launch, document, and maintain complex software applications, tools, and systems. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define these product features, drive the system architecture, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product. You will learn a variety of cutting-edge technologies, development processes, and develop well-rounded skills such as leadership, and effective project management. You will also mentor junior software development engineers.
Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field.
At least 7 years of object-oriented programming experience in Java or C .
At least 5 years of experience in distributed systems design and algorithms.
Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability
Development experience defining, developing and maintaining web service API's
Hands-on experience developing reliable, maintainable code in Java or Python.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree in Computer Science or related field
Excellence in technical communications with both technical and non technical peers
Experience in Search Domain.
Interest in machine learning, big data processing and natural language processing.
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer \u2013 Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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Senior Software Development Engineer \u2013 Alexa Automotive, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA, United States


Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Company Profile:
Amazon, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, Washington, is the global leader in e-commerce. Since Jeff Bezos started Amazon in 1995, we have significantly expanded our product offerings, international sites, and worldwide network of fulfillment and customer service centers. Today, Amazon offers everything from books and electronics to tennis rackets and diamond jewelry. We operate sites in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and United Kingdom and maintain dozens of fulfillment centers around the world which encompass more than 26 million square feet.