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Amazon Alexa Company Overview

"Alexa, can I work for you?"

The Amazon Alexa team focuses on bringing user-delighting, voice-activated experiences to Amazon customers. The Alexa team first began with the development of Amazon Echo, a new category of device designed entirely around your voice. It's always ready, connected, and fast — just ask for information, music, news, weather, and more. Echo begins working as soon as it detects the wake word. 

But the team of speech scientists, voice designers, developers, and more didn’t stop there. The Echo family of devices has grown to include Echo Dot and Echo Spot, and Alexa is now available on Fire tablets and Amazon Fire TV. The Alexa Voice Service is bringing Alexa to other connected products, and the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) allows third-party developers to easily build and add their own skills to Alexa, like ordering an Uber or making a Capital One credit card payment.

We are currently located in Seattle, Boston, Sunnyvale, Irvine, Poland, Germany, the UK, Italy, and Luxembourg, and continue to grow rapidly.

Jobs at Amazon Alexa

 
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DESCRIPTION Interested in Amazon Echo? We’re building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. Come join us! As a Data Scientist in our Applied Modeling team, you will be responsible for data-driven improvements to our machine learning models. Your work will directly impact our customers in the form of products and services that make use of speech and language technology. You will: · Ensure data quality throughout all stages of collection/acquisition, annotation and processing, including such areas as data sourcing/collection,...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Do you want to transform the way people enjoy video, music, & books? Come join the team that made Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, Live Radio, Audible books, Kindle books, Podcasts, and more available to Alexa customers. We are looking for a Senior Business Intelligence Engineer to join our team in the area of speech and language data processing. We are seeking a customer-obsessed individual with strong analytical skills and technology experience to help us measure, analyze and solve complex problems. Your work will directly impact how we evolve and grow this key...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Alexa AI, the speech processing and personal assistant technology behind Amazon Echo, is seeking a Business Intelligence Engineer for our Alexa Machine Learning Data Platform organization, based out of Amazon’s state-of-the-art Kendall Square/Cambridge, Massachusetts Development Center. If you are passionate about Big Data and Machine Learning in unimaginable scale, come join us! At Amazon, we’ve been investing deeply in artificial intelligence for over 20 years, and many of the capabilities customers experience are driven by machine learning. Amazon.com’s...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Join the team that brought you the Echo Show and Echo Spot, touch-screen enabled Alexa devices that supports video calling, music, weather, and more! Our Echo Software team works on not only the Echo Show but other high-profile consumer electronics products including Fire TV, Kindle, and the Echo family of devices. We’re just getting started, and we’d love to have you join us to bring innovative experiences to millions of customers. What will you help us create? The Role: As a Senior Technical Program Manager, you will engage with an experienced cross-disciplinary...
Product Management
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION The Amazon Alexa teams are building speech and language solutions which will enhance user interactions with Amazon products and services. Amazon is seeking a Senior Technical Program Manager. In this role you will be responsible for scoping and delivering large projects end-to-end. Responsibilities include collection of business and systems requirements from internal and external customers, writing specifications, driving project schedules from design to release, and managing the production launch. You will lead and coordinate design/implementation efforts between...
Product Management
Cambridge
Amazon strives to be the world’s most customer-centric company, where customers can research and purchase anything they might want online or offline. We set big goals and are looking for people who can help us reach and exceed them. The Alexa Data Services (ADS) team is part of Alexa’s Machine Learning Platform organization that enables Alexa to scale its Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities through high quality labeled data. ADS have a world-wide network of contributors who help scientists to build machine learning models, such as Auto Speech Recognition (ASR), Natural Language...
Product Management
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Alexa is the name of the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking new Amazon device designed around your voice. Echo is always ready — just ask for information, music, news, weather, and more. Customers love what Alexa can already do. They are even more excited about her future potential. As a Senior Product Manager, you will define, execute, and deliver a product roadmap for some of Alexa's language technology platform that adds value to our internal and external customers. You will participate in developing the strategy and vision for the platform,...
Product Management
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Alexa , the speech processing and personal assistant technology behind Amazon Echo, is seeking a technical program manager for our Data Curation Services organization, based out of Amazon’s state-of-the-art Kendall Square/Cambridge, Massachusetts Development Center. At Alexa's Data Platform (MLDP), we build the data services that enable the fast, secure, and massive scale ML that delivers delightful Alexa interactions to users. The MLDP Data Curation Services organization makes that data reliable and available to Alexa data scientists with features, signals, and...
Product Management
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Alexa, the speech processing and personal assistant technology behind Amazon Echo, is seeking a technical program manager for our Data Curation Services organization, based out of Amazon’s state-of-the-art Kendall Square/Cambridge, Massachusetts Development Center. At Alexa's Secure AI Foundations Data Platform (SAIF Data), we build the data services that enable the fast, secure, and massive scale ML that delivers delightful Alexa interactions to users. The SAIF Data Curation Services organization makes that data reliable and available to Alexa data scientists with...
Product Management
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Do you want to work on Alexa, the voice activated digital assistant powering Amazon Echo, Dot, Show and Fire TV? Are you an Applied Scientist who dreams of building solutions that combine the latest technology in applied machine learning, NLP and distributed Cloud services? The Entity Resolution (ER) team works on one of the core server-side components for Alexa’s Natural Understanding (NU) module, which provides additional context and information about the user’s question to Alexa. We are looking for a talented, detail-oriented and self-motivated Applied Scientist who is...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Amazon is looking for a passionate, talented, and inventive Scientist with a strong machine learning background to help build industry-leading Natural Language Understanding (NLU) solutions. Our mission is to push the envelope in NLU and Entity Resolution (ER) technologies to provide the best possible experience for our customers. Products such as Amazon Echo, Echo Show, Echo Look, Amazon Dash, and Fire TV are illustrative of the user-delighting spoken language solutions Amazon is building. As a Scientist on our team, you will collaborate with other scientists and...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Amazon is looking for a passionate, talented, and inventive Scientist with a strong machine learning background to help build industry-leading Speech and Language technology. Our mission is to push the envelope in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Natural Language Understanding (NLU), and Audio Signal Processing, in order to provide the best-possible experience for our customers. As a Scientist, you will work with talented peers to develop novel algorithms and modeling techniques to advance the state of the art in spoken language understanding. Your work will directly...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Amazon is looking for a passionate, talented, and inventive Scientist with a strong machine learning background to help build industry-leading Natural Language Understanding (NLU) solutions. Our mission is to push the envelope in NLU and Entity Resolution (ER) technologies to provide the best possible experience for our customers. Products such as Amazon Echo, Echo Show, Echo Look, Amazon Dash, and Fire TV are illustrative of the user-delighting spoken language solutions Amazon is building. As a Scientist on our team, you will collaborate with other scientists and...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
Alexa is the groundbreaking voice service that powers Echo and other devices designed around your voice. Our team is creating the science and technology behind Alexa. We’re working hard, having fun, and making history. Come join our team! You will have an enormous opportunity to impact the customer experience, design, architecture, and implementation of a cutting edge product used every day by people you know. We’re looking for a passionate, talented, and inventive scientist to help build industry-leading conversational technologies that customers love. Our team's mission is the enable...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Amazon is looking for a passionate, talented, and inventive Scientist with a strong machine learning background to help build industry-leading Speech and Language technology. Our mission is to push the envelope in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Natural Language Understanding (NLU), and Audio Signal Processing, in order to provide the best-possible experience for our customers. As a Scientist, you will work with talented peers to develop novel algorithms and modeling techniques to advance the state of the art in spoken language understanding. Your work will directly...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Want to transform the way people enjoy music, video, and radio? Come join the team that made Amazon Music, Spotify, Hulu, Netflix, Pandora, and more available to Alexa customers. We are innovating the way our customers interact with entertainment in the living room and in the car. We are at the epicenter of the future of entertainment. Alexa Entertainment is looking for a Research Science Manager as we build a team of talented and passionate scientists for ASR (automatic speech recognition) and NLU (natural language understanding). As a science lead, you will lead the...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Alexa is the groundbreaking cloud-based voice service that powers Echo and other devices designed around your voice. Our team is creating the science and technology behind Alexa. We’re working hard, having fun, and making history. Come join our team! You will have an enormous opportunity to impact the customer experience, design, architecture, and implementation of a cutting edge product used every day by people you know. We’re looking for a passionate, talented, and inventive scientist to help build industry-leading conversational technologies that customers love. Our...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION MULTIPLE POSITIONS AVAILABLE Company: Amazon Corporate LLC, an Amazon.com company Position Title: Applied Scientist II Location: Cambridge, MA Position Responsibilities: Participate in the design, development, evaluation, deployment and updating of data-driven models and analytical solutions for machine learning (ML) and/or natural language (NL) applications. Develop and/or apply statistical modeling techniques (e.g. Bayesian models and deep neural networks), optimization methods, and other ML techniques to different applications in business and engineering....
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Want to transform the way people enjoy music, video, and radio? Come join the team that made Amazon Music, Spotify, Hulu, Netflix, Pandora, and more available to Alexa customers. We are innovating the way our customers interact with entertainment in the living room and in the car. We are at the epicenter of the future of entertainment. Amazon is looking for a Language Engineer to join our Natural Language Processing (NLP) team. We are seeking a candidate with strong analytical skills and language technology experience to help us develop language components for a variety...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Alexa is the groundbreaking voice service that powers Echo and other devices designed around your voice. Our team is creating the science and technology behind Alexa. We’re working hard, having fun, and making history. Come join our team! You will have an enormous opportunity to impact the customer experience, design, architecture, and implementation of a cutting edge product used every day by people you know. We’re looking for a passionate, talented, and inventive scientist to help build industry-leading conversational technologies that customers love. Our team's...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Come join the Alexa AI Deep Learning Science team, building the speech and language AI solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services! You will help us invent the future. Alexa has some of the world’s most challenging AI problems to solve. To keep our customers delighted and engaged, we need to not only keep pace with the advances in AI, but we also need to push the envelope and keep producing world class AI research. Challenges related to building these AI models include (1) training with massive amounts of data, (2) training with fewer labeled data...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Come join the Alexa AI Deep Learning Science team, building the speech and language AI solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services! You will help us invent the future. Alexa has some of the world’s most challenging AI problems to solve. To keep our customers delighted and engaged, we need to not only keep pace with the advances in AI, but we also need to push the envelope and keep producing world class AI research. Challenges related to building these AI models include (1) training with massive amounts of data, (2) training with fewer labeled...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION The Amazon Alexa teams are building speech and language solutions which will enhance user interactions with Amazon products and services. We are looking for a passionate and talented Research/Applied Scientist to join our team. As a Scientist in the Wakeword team within the Speech organization, you will work with talented peers to develop novel algorithms to advance the state of the art in Speech detection. Your work will directly impact our customers in the form of products and services that make use of speech technology. You will be able to leverage Amazon’s...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Alexa Machine Learning is looking for an experienced science leader to head a team of talented and passionate applied scientists in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP). A successful candidate will have strong foundations in mathematics, statistics and machine learning with exceptional communication and leadership skills, and a proven track record of delivery under tight deadlines. Hands-on experience with large-scale, state-of-the-art automatic speech recognition, natural language understanding or other natural language processing systems is a plus. Our...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Alexa’s Translations team is looking for an experienced Applied Science Manager to build industry-leading technologies in speech translation. Alexa is the voice activated digital assistant powering devices like Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Fire TV. Our team's mission is to enable Alexa to break down language barriers for our customers. As an Applied Science Manager, you will lead a team of exceptional scientists to develop novel algorithms and modeling techniques to advance the state of the art in speech translation. You will work in a hybrid, fast-paced organization where...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION We’re looking for a passionate, talented, and inventive scientist to help build industry-leading technologies in speech translation. Our team's mission is to enable Alexa to break down language barriers for our customers . As a Senior Applied Scientist on the Alexa Translations team, you will be responsible for developing novel algorithms that advance the state-of-the-art in speech translation, driving model and algorithmic improvements, formulating evaluation methodologies and for influencing design and architecture choices. You will leverage Amazon’s heterogeneous data...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION We’re looking for a passionate, talented, and inventive scientist to help build industry-leading technologies in speech translation. Our team's mission is to enable Alexa to break down language barriers for our customers . As an Applied Scientist on the Alexa Translations team, you will be responsible for developing novel algorithms that advance the state-of-the-art in speech translation, driving model and algorithmic improvements, formulating evaluation methodologies and for influencing design and architecture choices. You will leverage Amazon’s heterogeneous data...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Join the team building Alexa and be a part of revolutionizing the way that people interact with devices in their home, their electronics and Amazon products and services. You will collaborate with developers and scientists working with Machine Learning and Spoken Language Understanding solutions to make Alexa smarter and provide the best possible experience for our customers. Products such as Amazon Echo, Echo Show, and Fire TV are illustrative of the user-delighting spoken language solutions Amazon is building. As a Software Development Engineer, you will be responsible...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Alexa AI, the speech processing and personal assistant technology behind Amazon Echo, is seeking a software engineer for our Data Curation Services organization, based out of Amazon’s state-of-the-art Kendall Square/Cambridge, Massachusetts Development Center. The Data Curation Services organization makes data reliable and available to Alexa data scientists with features, signals, and transformations pre-computed and delivered in near real-time, helping to make Alexa the world's fastest developing and most engaging voice assistant. As a member of the DCS org, you will be...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Interested in delivering Automated Speech Recognition (ASR) & Natural Language Understanding (NLU) engineering solutions for Alexa Entertainment (Music, Video, Books, Podcasts) working closely with a team of scientists in the Machine Learning (ML) space? The Alexa Entertainment ASR/NLU team is a group of scientists and software engineers working on spoken language solutions that push the envelope in the ASR/NLU space, in order to make Alexa smarter and revolutionize how customers listen to music using Alexa. Products such as Amazon Echo, Echo Show, and Fire TV are...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION The Amazon Alexa (Speech) team is a group of developers and scientists working on audio, speech and natural language solutions that revolutionize how customers interact with Amazon’s products and services. The team’s mission is to push the envelope in automatic speech recognition (ASR) in order to provide the best possible experience for our customers. Products such as Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap & Amazon Fire TV are illustrative of the user-delighting spoken language solutions Amazon is building. We are looking for passionate, hard-working, and talented Senior...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Join the team that brought you the Echo Show and Echo Spot, touch-screen enabled Alexa devices that supports video calling, music, weather, and more! Our Echo Software team works on not only the Echo Show but other high-profile consumer electronics products including Fire TV, Kindle, and the Echo family of devices. We’re just getting started, and we’d love to have you join us to bring innovative experiences to millions of customers. You don’t need any experience in those specific technologies, just an enthusiasm to build cutting edge software particularly around user...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Interested in Machine Learning? How about Amazon Echo, Speech and Language Understanding? We operate Amazon scale real-time, machine learning infrastructure in production and we are working hard to improve on our foundations and scale for future growth while having fun along the way. Come join us! Alexa’s Machine Learning Platform provides ML building blocks to external software and hardware developers to build premier conversational experiences for millions of customers. We believe speech to be a pervasive and superior mode of interacting with automated systems and are...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Do you want to work on Alexa, the brains behind user-delighting spoken language products that Amazon is building like the Amazon Echo, Amazon Dash, and Fire TV? The Entity Resolution (ER) team works on one of the core server-side components for Alexa’s Natural Language Understanding (NLU) module, which provides additional context and information about the user’s question to Alexa. We are still a long way away from perfecting it, and are looking for curious and passionate leaders that are interested in building something that will make a difference in millions of users'...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION The Amazon Speech team designs and develops the core speech recognition technology used by numerous Amazon products including Amazon Echo, Amazon’s mobile shopping app and various other products and services. You'll be joining a multi-disciplinary team of software engineers and machine learning scientists, that develop and deploy machine learning models to millions of echo devices worldwide. These models are used to wake up echo devices and are critical to magical experience our customers have come to expect. We are looking for passionate, hard-working, and...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
  DESCRIPTION Software Engineer - Amazon Alexa Machine Learning Team - Kendall Square.. All-New Amazon Echo Interested in delivering Natural Language Understanding (NLU) engineering solutions for Alexa working closely with a team of scientists in the Machine Learning (ML) space? The Amazon Alexa NLU team is a group of scientists and software engineers working on natural language solutions that push the envelope in the NLU space, in order to revolutionize how customers interact with Amazon’s products and services. Products such as Amazon Echo, Echo Show, and Fire TV...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Do you want to help Alexa add more features and expand to more languages? We are building tools to accelerate and automate the process of expanding Alexa. Come join us! As a member of our team you will be responsible for working with language specialists, research scientists and product managers and helping them automate their processes. You will be working closely with many teams within Alexa to design and implement user-friendly and flexible software. You will own the design, implementation and support of the GUI experiences you create The ideal candidate is...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Do you want to work on Alexa, the brains behind user-delighting spoken language products Amazon is building like the Amazon Echo, Amazon Dash, and Fire TV? The Entity Resolution (ER) team works on one of the core server-side components for Alexa’s Natural Language Understanding (NLU) module, which provides additional context and information about the user’s question to Alexa. ER is a search problem and we use a variety of techniques to try and optimize this search to be as fast and accurate as possible. We are still a long way away from perfecting it, and are looking...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Interested in Amazon Alexa, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence? We’re building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Alexa and other Amazon products and services. Come join us! Our Alexa spoken language understanding analytics team (part of Alexa A.I.) is seeking a talented, self-directed Software Development Engineer to help us pioneering new machine learning tools and processes through an iterative research and development cycle. You will build scalable, self-serve applications grounded in data science techniques for use across the Alexa Machine...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Do you want to work on Alexa, the brains behind user-delighting spoken language products Amazon is building like the Amazon Echo, Amazon Dash, and Fire TV? The Entity Resolution (ER) team works on one of the core server-side components for Alexa’s Natural Language Understanding (NLU) module, which provides additional context and information about the user’s question to Alexa. ER is a search problem and we use a variety of techniques to try and optimize this search to be as fast and accurate as possible. We are still a long way away from perfecting it, and are looking for...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Do you want to solve business challenges through innovative technology? Do you enjoy working on cutting-edge, massively scalable services technology in a fast-paced team environment? Do you love working on industry defining projects that move the needle? At Amazon, we hire the best minds in technology to innovate & build things for the benefit of our customers. The intense focus we have on our customers is why we are one of the world’s most beloved brands – it is part of our company DNA. Our Software Development Engineers play an instrumental role in utilizing...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION The Alexa Speech team moves toward the vision of delivering the Star Trek computer to our customers – the world’s best intelligent personal assistant, accessible via natural voice commands on any connected device. The Alexa Speech integrates Alexa technologies that go into Amazon and third-party devices; it is the underlying component for Alexa that allows other teams to build experiences. We build one set of common APIs for Amazon and third party devices and developers. We work across all Alexa teams to make sure that Alexa is always ready to respond to your requests in...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Interested in Machine Learning? How about Amazon Echo, Speech and Language Understanding? We operate Amazon scale real-time, machine learning infrastructure in production and we are working hard to improve on our foundations and scale for future growth while having fun along the way. Come join us! Alexa’s AI platform provides ML building blocks to build premier conversational experiences for millions of customers. We believe speech to be a pervasive and superior mode of interacting with automated systems and are committed to maintaining our industry-leading position in...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION The Amazon Alexa (Speech) team is a group of developers and scientists working on audio, speech and natural language solutions that revolutionize how customers interact with Amazon’s products and services. The team’s mission is to push the envelope in automatic speech recognition (ASR) in order to provide the best possible experience for our customers. Products such as Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap & Amazon Fire TV are illustrative of the user-delighting spoken language solutions Amazon is building. We are looking for passionate, hard-working, and talented...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION The Amazon Alexa (Speech) team is a group of developers and scientists working on audio, speech and natural language solutions that revolutionize how customers interact with Amazon’s products and services. The team’s mission is to push the envelope in automatic speech recognition (ASR) in order to provide the best possible experience for our customers. Products such as Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap & Amazon Fire TV are illustrative of the user-delighting spoken language solutions Amazon is building. We are looking for passionate, hard-working, and talented Senior...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Do you want to work on Alexa, the brains behind user-delighting spoken language products Amazon is building like the Amazon Echo, Amazon Dash, and Fire TV? The Entity Resolution (ER) team works on one of the core server-side components for Alexa’s Natural Language Understanding (NLU) module, which provides additional context and information about the user’s question to Alexa. ER is a search problem and we use a variety of techniques to try and optimize this search to be as fast and accurate as possible. We are still a long way away from perfecting it, and are looking for...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Interested in delivering Natural Language Understanding (NLU) engineering solutions for Alexa product by working closely with a team of NLU engineers and Machine Learning (ML) scientists? The Amazon Alexa team is a group of developers and scientists working on audio, speech and natural language solutions that revolutionize how customers interact with Amazon’s products and services. The team’s mission is to push the envelope in NLU space, in order to provide the best possible experience for our customers. Products such as Amazon Echo, Amazon Dash, and Fire TV are...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Alexa Speech is a group of developers and scientists working on audio, speech and natural language solutions that revolutionize how customers interact with Amazon’s products and services. We push the limits of speech recognition performance to provide the best possible experience for customers worldwide of products including Echo, Echo Show, Fire TV, and many more. We are looking for talented, passionate, dedicated Software Engineers with experience building innovative, mission critical, high volume production applications that customers love. You will have an enormous...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Position Title: Software Development Engineer Location: Cambridge, MA Position Responsibilities: Architect and lead the design and development of large-scale, multi-tiered, embedded or distributed software applications, tools, systems, and services. Contribute to software documentation. Build software components. Triage, debug, and fix bugs in day-to-day operations. Report on the status of projects and systems using available metrics. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS · 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience · Programming experience with...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Do you want to work on Alexa, the brains behind user-delighting spoken language products Amazon is building like the Amazon Echo, Amazon Dash, and Fire TV? The Entity Resolution (ER) team works on one of the core server-side components for Alexa’s Natural Language Understanding (NLU) module, which provides additional context and information about the user’s question to Alexa. ER is a search problem and we use a variety of techniques to try and optimize this search to be as fast and accurate as possible. We are still a long way away from perfecting it, and are looking for...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Alexa Speech is a group of developers and scientists working on audio, speech and natural language solutions that revolutionize how customers interact with Amazon’s products and services. We push the limits of speech recognition performance to provide the best possible experience for customers worldwide of products including Echo, Echo Show, Fire TV, and many more. We are looking for talented, passionate, dedicated Software Engineers with experience building innovative, mission critical, high volume production applications that customers love. You will have an enormous...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION The Amazon Speech team designs and develops the core speech recognition technology used by numerous Amazon products including Amazon Echo, Amazon’s mobile shopping app and various other products and services. Work hard. Have fun. Make history. 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...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Alexa Speech is a group of developers and scientists working on audio, speech and natural language solutions that revolutionize how customers interact with Amazon’s products and services. We push the limits of speech recognition performance to provide the best possible experience for customers worldwide of products including Echo, Echo Show, Fire TV, and many more. We are looking for talented, passionate, dedicated Software Engineers with experience building innovative, mission critical, high volume production applications that customers love. You will have an enormous...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION The Amazon Alexa (Speech) team is a group of developers and scientists working on audio, speech and natural language solutions that revolutionize how customers interact with Amazon’s products and services. The team’s mission is to push the envelope in automatic speech recognition (ASR) in order to provide the best possible experience for our customers. Products such as Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap & Amazon Fire TV are illustrative of the user-delighting spoken language solutions Amazon is building. We are looking for passionate, hard-working, and talented Senior...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Want to transform the way people enjoy music on Alexa? Come join the team that made Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, Live Radio, Audible books, Kindle books, Podcasts, and more available to Alexa customers. We are looking for a passionate, hard-working, and talented software engineer who has 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 Alexa features that are used every day by people you know. The...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Want to transform the way people enjoy music on Alexa? Come join the team that made Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, Live Radio, Audible books, Kindle books, Podcasts, and more available to Alexa customers. We are looking for a passionate, hard-working, and talented senior software engineer who has 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 Alexa features that are used every day by people you know...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Interested in Machine Learning? How about Amazon Echo, Speech and Language Understanding, or Computer Vision? We’re building the machine learning platform behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. We’re working hard, having fun, making history; come join us! As a member of the Amazon Alexa Digital Products Machine Learning Platform team, you will be responsible for leading the development and launch of core platform features. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define these features, drive the system architecture, and...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Voice-driven AI experiences combined with engaging visuals are an exciting reality. Amazon’s Alexa cloud service and our Echo devices are at the forefront of this latest technology wave. As a Senior Software Engineer in the Alexa Home team, you will help drive innovation by developing features that present innovative speech-backed visuals on our Echo Show, Echo Spot, and similar screened Alexa devices. Specifically, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining new systems, partnering with other Amazon and third-party services and device teams as required. You...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DESCRIPTION Do you want to work on Alexa, the brains behind user-delighting spoken language products that Amazon is building like the Amazon Echo, Amazon Dash, and Fire TV? The Entity Resolution (ER) team works on one of the core server-side components for Alexa’s Natural Language Understanding (NLU) module, which provides additional context and information about the user’s question to Alexa. We are still a long way away from perfecting it, and are looking for curious and passionate leaders that are interested in building something that will make a difference in millions of users'...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Join the team building Alexa and be a part of revolutionizing the way that people interact with devices in their home, their electronics and Amazon products and services. You will collaborate with developers and scientists working with Machine Learning and Spoken Language Understanding solutions to make Alexa smarter and provide the best possible experience for our customers. Products such as Amazon Echo, Echo Show, and Fire TV are illustrative of the user-delighting spoken language solutions Amazon is building. As a Software Development Engineer, you will be responsible for...
Software Engineering/QA

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Speed matters in business. Many decisions and actions are reversible and do not need extensive study. We value calculated risk taking. 

Frugality

Accomplish more with less. Constraints breed resourcefulness, self-sufficiency and invention. There are no extra points for growing headcount, budget size or fixed expense.

Earn Trust

Leaders listen attentively, speak candidly, and treat others respectfully. They are vocally self-critical, even when doing so is awkward or embarrassing. Leaders do not believe their or their team’s body odor smells of perfume. They benchmark themselves and their teams against the best.

Dive Deep

Leaders operate at all levels, stay connected to the details, audit frequently, and are skeptical when metrics and anecdote differ. No task is beneath them.

Have Backbone; Disagree and Commit

Leaders are obligated to respectfully challenge decisions when they disagree, even when doing so is uncomfortable or exhausting. Leaders have conviction and are tenacious. They do not compromise for the sake of social cohesion. Once a decision is determined, they commit wholly.

Deliver Results

Leaders focus on the key inputs for their business and deliver them with the right quality and in a timely fashion. Despite setbacks, they rise to the occasion and never settle.

Spyros M.
Senior Principal Scientist, Alexa Machine Learning

“For scientists, this is a great place for doing research because Amazon is very data-driven and metrics-oriented. The rigor expected in scientific publications in terms of running controlled experiments and tracking progress based on well-established metrics is exactly what we see in our team.”

“You also interact with people with strong technical and practical experience and learn from each other,” he says. “You’re exposed to a breadth of challenges, many of them long-term applications for artificial intelligence."

Chao W.
Alexa Science Manager

“Since 2000 I’ve been focused on developing spoken language and machine translation systems that can engage with humans more effectively, and hopefully break down language and other barriers,” Chao says. “We’re still far from systems that truly understand the meaning of what we’re saying, but the progress we’re making with Alexa is incredibly exciting.”

Janet S.
Senior Manager of Applied Modeling and Data Science

“We have much further to go in developing systems that can truly understand and converse with humans naturally.  But I’m incredibly proud of how far we’ve come with Alexa, and super excited about the work teams are doing to make Alexa smarter every day.”

Shankar A.
Senior Manager, Applied Science

“When I first joined the team I didn’t realize just how big and ambitious this initiative really is,” said Shankar. “What’s incredibly exciting for speech scientists like myself is how algorithmic innovations in machine learning and data science have created a sophisticated voiced-based AI like Alexa, and how our work on improving this technology has a positive impact on the day-to-day lives of millions of customers using it."

Chris C.
People Manager

“We have an incredibly diverse, experienced and curious team that is always pushing the envelope even further! Here at Amazon, we pride ourselves on being peculiar. We bring in talent from all around the world, leading to a diversity of background, culture and perspective in each team!” 

Beatriz R.
Team Manager

“I have quickly learned that Amazon is a company where you can actually voice out your ideas and concerns, where you can expect the support and interest of Leadership. We are quick to take action, passionate about improving processes and driven to enhance morale, so being able to speak up without fear has been my best asset. Now at the year mark at ADS, I am happy to say that the culture is one where you are proud to be a member of the team. “

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