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Senior Software Development Engineer

Seattle, WA, USA | Lab126

  • Industry:
    Consumer Products
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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We are on the lookout for a creative, deeply technical and customer-obsessed Sr. SDE to partner with us, and define and drive technology. If you are a sharp, seasoned software engineer with a creative flare, a solid software engineer with a strong computer science foundation, and a desire to be a leader in delivering the next generation technology, we want to talk with you.

What’s the opportunity?

· This is a highly visible role, operating with many technical leaders and product managers across Alexa – with stakeholders at all levels of the organizations, including senior leadership.

· This is a highly visible team interacting with a diverse range of developers and partners for enablement of rich user-experiences.

· This product platform provides a great opportunity to develop a modern trier-1 distributed and multi-tiered service, with extremely low latency, high resiliency, scalability, and extensibility.

You will:

· Solve complex architecture and business problems in an extensible and simplified way

· Define and influence technical strategy and software architecture

· Innovate on and expand our distributed systems

· Apply core software engineering skills daily – such as coding in Java, OO and systems design, and problem solving – while utilizing advanced algorithmic and analytical skills

· Mentor and grow other developers on the team or across teams


· 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design

· 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems

· 4+ years of professional software development experience

· Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering or in an equivalent discipline

· 8 plus years of professional experience in software development/engineering

· Proficient in at least one of the following: Java, C#, or any other high-scale programming language

· Strong understanding of computer science fundamentals, including algorithms, complexity analysis, data structures, problem solving, and object-oriented analysis and design

· Experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems

· Experienced driving ambiguous problem areas in existing or new software initiatives


· Master's Degree/PhD in Computer Science or Software Engineering

· Design experience with multi-tenant, role-based architectures with granular permissions models

· Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems in Java/C#/other modern languages that have been successfully delivered to customers with other engineers working under your guidance

· Experience influencing software engineering best practices within your team, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operational excellence

· Experience mentoring junior software engineers for their career growth and effectiveness

· Experience in communicating with users, partner teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy

· Expertise in defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces

· Expertise in AWS products and services, and experience developing in a Linux environment

· Experience applying service-oriented architecture techniques to production use cases

· Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between

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