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Software Development Engineer - Mobile (Level 6), Alexa Household Organization Mobile Team

Full Time
4 days ago
Job summary
Are you a Software Engineer with a passion for building ambitious and cutting-edge experiences? Are you looking for an opportunity to make a big impact in a company with a global scale and a startup culture? Are you looking to learn, grow and lead with world-class engineers building software used by millions?

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 are building our first service from scratch and have no legacy production services so our team is focused on building and innovating. We're working hard, having fun, and making history. Come join our team!

The Alexa Household Productivity (AHP) organization is working to make Alexa an indispensable assistant in the home. We build Alexa features such as Timers, Alarms, Reminders, Calendar, Notes, Weather and Kitchen with the long-term vision to build an intelligent assistant in all household areas.

As a key member and technical leader within the Alexa Household Organizations mobile 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, innovation is encouraged, large-scale projects are the norm, and work-life balance is a top priority. One of our key team tenets is "Prioritize employee growth and morale," so we aim to work smarter, not harder, and regularly iterate to maintain and improve work-life balance. As an SDE-III at Amazon, you will have the opportunity to positively impact millions of customers by leading diverse technical groups and initiatives, creating large, cutting-edge designs, collaborating with world-class engineers and delivering multi-team, end-to-end features and improvements. And, you will have the satisfaction of working on a product your friends and family can relate to, and want to use every day.

About the team
The team is a strong, close-knit group with a focus on learning, growing, and delivering results together. You will have ample technical mentorship, and our high level of team trust makes this the ideal environment to lead and grow to the next level. We own some of the highest traffic pages on the Alexa Mobile App, and deliver solutions which span the mobile to backend stack and impact millions of customers. Our on-call rotation is carefully managed, and rarely involves work outside of office hours, as we have a low defect rate and don't own any backend services.


  • 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
  • 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
  • 4+ years of professional software development experience
  • 2+ years of experience as a mentor, tech lead OR leading an engineering team

  • Experience application development experience on iOS or Android


  • Enthusiasm, creativity, and inventiveness! You will be asked to find new ways to solve challenging problems every day

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.
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