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Software Development Engineer

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
3 days ago
If you ever wondered that having Alexa outside your home would have enabled you to get something done faster, this is an opportunity for you to come create that experience and improve the life of our customers.

A day in the life
We are looking for passionate, hard-working, and talented Software Engineers who have experience building innovative, mission critical, high volume applications that customers love. You will have an enormous opportunity to make a large impact on the design, architecture, and implementation of cutting edge products used every day, by people you know.
As a member of the team you will be responsible for leading the development and launch of core product features. 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.

About the hiring group
Alexa On The Go team is responsible for building software experiences for Echo devices that delight customers in cars, as headphones or in other accessory form factors. The team works with multiple domain teams within Alexa to create experiences that are tailored to outdoor settings and enable customers to get a personalized experience on the move. The features built by the team are scalable to 3P devices. You will leverage Alexa services and hardware sensors to drive the next generation of unique on-the-go experiences.

Job responsibilities
The ideal candidate is clearly passionate about new opportunities and has a demonstrable track record of success in delivering new features and products. A commitment to team work, hustle, and strong communication skills (to both business and technical partners) are absolute requirements. Creating reliable, scalable, and high performance products requires exceptional technical expertise, a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Computer Science, and practical experience building large-scale distributed systems. This person has thrived and succeeded in delivering high quality technology products/services in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift fast.


• Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems


• Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
• Experience with full-native, hybrid, and pure-web mobile app development
• Experience building developer facing products and services
• Experience building frameworks for creating applications on various platforms
• Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
• Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices.
• Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.
Software and Programming