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Software Development Engineer - Alexa Guard

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
7 days ago
Are you a Software Engineer with a passion for building great experiences? Are you looking for an opportunity to make a big impact in a company with a global impact and a startup culture?

Alexa is the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking Amazon device designed to respond to your voice commands and queries. We're building solutions and applications behind Alexa products and services to directly bring joy to people's day to day lives. We're working hard, having fun, and making history. Come join our team!

The Alexa home security team is focused on bringing Alexa customers peace of mind, safety, and security about their households and loved ones. We build Alexa features such as Alexa Guard and integration with smart devices, such as contact/motion sensors, cameras, security systems, etc.

About Alexa Guard:
Alexa can help keep your home safe when you're away with Alexa Guard-just say, "Alexa, I'm leaving" to activate Guard. When you enable Guard, Alexa can send you Smart Alerts about the sound of glass-breaking, smoke detectors, or carbon monoxide alarms detected in your home. Alexa can also intuitively turn lights on and off to help deter intruders using Away Lighting and can integrate with alarm systems from Ring and ADT to keep your home safe.

As a key member of the Alexa home security team you will be an innovator, playing a direct role in shaping and building products that customers love on top of Amazon's technology. You will be part of a strong team in a fast-paced, start-up like environment where agile development is embraced and innovation is encouraged. At Amazon, every engineer has the opportunity to positively impact millions of customers and you will be called on to identify and realize these opportunities. And, you will have the satisfaction of working on a product your friends and family can relate to, and want to use every day. This is a rare opportunity to have a giant impact on the way people live.

• Mobile application software development, design and prototyping.
• Contribute best-in-class programming skills to develop highly innovative, consumer-facing iOS or Android apps.
• Writing clean, maintainable code and performing 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
• Work closely with product and design teams to customize the Alexa experience on mobile devices
• Implement custom native and React Native user interfaces using the latest iOS or Android programming techniques
• Analyze and optimize UI and back-end application code for efficiency and performance


• BS in Computer Science, or equivalent background in data structures, algorithms, object-oriented design and systems architecture.
• 1+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
• 1+ years of application development experience on iOS or Android
• Experience with at least one modern programming language (Java, Javascript, C/C++, C#, Swift, React Native)
• Version control experience


• Ideal candidates must be innovative, creative, flexible and be passionate about building great UX experiences
• Experience in native mobile development for IOS or Android is highly desirable, as is fluency with Objective C, Swift, Java, Javascript
• Working knowledge of React Native is desirable
• Proficiency in front-end coding and design
• Self-motivated with the ability to design and write high-performance, reliable, and maintainable code
• Excellence in technical communications with both technical and non-technical peers
• Strong desire to improve our customer's communication experience
• Ability to take a project from requirements gathering and design to actual product launch
• Most of all: enthusiasm, creativity, and inventiveness! You will be asked to find new ways to solve challenging problems every day

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
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