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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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Help make Alexa better by building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. As a member of our team, you will be responsible for leading the development and launch of core Alexa product features. You will have wide exposure across Alexa's components and services and will drive improvements across many systems. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define product features, driving the system architecture, and spearheading best practices to enable a superior product. The ideal candidate is clearly...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
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 mission is to...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
An Amazon Scholar is any technical or scientific expert that is currently employed by a university or academic institution who works at Amazon in one or more of the following capacities: · 29 or fewer hours/week · Fluctuates between part-time (during the academic year) and full-time (when school is in recess) · Full-time during sabbatical or leave of absence for less than 1 year BASIC QUALIFICATIONS · Experience leading technical research projects with multiple stakeholders · Currently employed by an academic or research institution PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS · PhD...
Other
Cambridge
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 impact our...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
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 mission is to...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
Interested in Amazon Echo? We’re building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. Come join us! Amazon Alexa has an opportunity for a dynamic scientist to lead the technical evolution in our teams in the spoken language understanding field. We are continually adding new capabilities to Alexa across many languages and domains. The foundation for our progress is our ability to work with data, to measure impact and accuracy, to respond quickly while keeping the long-term vision in mind, and to develop the talent on our teams. We are...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
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 Applied Modeling and Data Science team is a group of research and language scientists 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 are illustrative of the user-delighting spoken language solutions Amazon is building. As a Senior Research...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
Amazon is looking for a Spanish Language Engineer to join our Natural Language Processing (NLP) team. We are seeking a candidate with strong analytical skills and language technology experience, and familiarity with Spanish dialects spoken in the US. As a Spanish Language Engineer at Amazon, you will: - Create sample language data for the target language (Spanish dialects in the US) - Develop NLP components: write rules, build grammars/FSTs, create annotation systems or mappings for the target language - Contribute to the design of new features by extending existing annotation...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
“Alexa, find me a customer obsessed technical writer!” Are you passionate about taking complicated concepts and translating those ideas into something that’s both easy to read and meaningful to developers? Do you thrive in dynamic, fast-paced environments? Are you excited about Alexa and the future of voice? If yes, then you’ll fit right in on the Alexa Applied Modeling and Data Science Team. Alexa is Amazon’s intelligent voice assistant that powers devices such as the Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Show, Omaker WoW and ecobee4. We’re looking for a technical writer who can hit the ground...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
We’re building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Alexa and other Amazon products and services. Come join us! As a Research Scientist in our Applied Modeling and Data Science team, you will be responsible for data-driven improvements and evaluation for our spoken language understanding models. Your work will directly impact our customers in the form of products and services that make use of speech and language technology, particularly in developing predictive analytics models for user in continuously improving the Alexa experience for our customers. You will: · Ensure...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
Interested in Amazon Alexa? We’re building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Alexa and Amazon products and services such as the Amazon Echo and Dot. Come join us! We're looking for a Research Science Manager who combines exceptional technical, research and analytical capabilities to lead a team that will be integral to the continued improvement of Amazon Alexa. As a Research Science Manager, you will be responsible for data-driven improvements and evaluation for our spoken language understanding models. You will be responsible for leading a team of research scientists and...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
Interested in Amazon Echo? We’re building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Alexa and other Amazon products and services. Come join us! The Applied Modeling and Data Science team is seeking a Software Development Manager to take our automation and software development initiatives to the next level! You will be the primary owner for the software that powers automated analytics and a range of science initiatives to accelerate Alexa capabilities for customers around the world and make Alexa smarter along the way. An ideal candidate will have experience with working across...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
We are looking for an entrepreneurial, innovative and analytical Marketing Manager with an eye for compelling content. She/he will be responsible for developing and executing programs that drive customer acquisition, generate usage, and help grow the Cleo brand for Alexa worldwide, including running digital marketing campaigns, promoting Cleo on social media and providing actionable insight into performance, as well as making recommendations on marketing plans. The successful candidate will be a strong communicator, comfortable with a varied set of software and editing tools. The role...
Marketing
Cambridge
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 mission is to...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
Amazon Alexa, the speech processing and personal assistant technology behind Amazon Echo, is seeking a Software Development Engineer. 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. The ideal candidate is clearly passionate about new opportunities and has a demonstrable track record of success in delivering new features and...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Interested in Amazon Echo? We’re building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. Come join us! The Applied Modeling and Data Science team is seeking a talented, self-directed System Development Engineer to join a team owning a wide array of highly impactful speech and language applications in every language, providing thousands of customers the ability to interact with Alexa in the most natural way possible by building and enhancing NLU models. Key Responsibilities: · Responsible for the deployment and maintenance of NLU models...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Excited about transforming the way people enjoy music, video, and radio? Come join the team that made Apple Music, XBOX, 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 shaping the future of entertainment. Alexa Entertainment is looking for a Research Scientist as we build a team of talented and passionate scientists for ASR (automatic speech recognition) and NLU (natural language understanding). You will participate in the design, development, and...
Data Science / Machine Learning
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 designing...
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 designing...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Do you want to work on Alexa, the voice activated digital assistant powering Amazon Echo, Dot, Show and Fire TV? Are you a software engineer who dreams of building solutions that combine the latest technology in applied machine learning and distributed Cloud services? The Alexa AI Natural Understanding team works on the core server-side components for Alexa’s Natural Understanding (NU) modules. We are looking for a talented, detail-oriented and self-motivated Software Engineer who is passionate about new technologies to join the team. You will be working alongside top notch machine...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Do you want to work on Alexa, the voice activated digital assistant powering Amazon Echo, Dot, Show and Fire TV? Are you a software engineer who dreams of building solutions that combine the latest technology in applied machine learning and distributed Cloud services? The Alexa AI Natural Understanding team works on the core server-side components for Alexa’s Natural Understanding (NU) modules. We are looking for a talented, detail-oriented and self-motivated Software Engineer who is passionate about new technologies to join the team. You will be working alongside top notch machine...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Software Development Manager - Amazon Alexa AI / ML Platform Team - Cambridge, MA. Amazon Alexa, the speech processing and personal assistant technology behind Amazon Echo, is seeking a Software Development Manager for our Machine Learning Data Platform within our state of the art Kendall Square/Cambridge, Massachusetts Development Center. As a Manager of Software Development, you will be responsible for leading an organization of engineers in define, design, development, test, deployment, and operation of large scale distributed systems targeted at increasing the rate of innovation...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Science is critical to how Alexa is revolutionizing daily conveniences, from playing music and controlling your smart home, to getting the latest sports scores and so much more just by using your voice. It’s not hyperbole to say that our conversational AI inventions are having a direct impact on the lives of millions of people. We need an experienced marketing programs professional to help us demonstrate how Alexa scientists and engineers are leading the way in customer-focused conversational AI science. We are seeking an individual with a passion for science and artificial intelligence...
Marketing
Cambridge
Excited about transforming the way people enjoy music and video in the living room and the car ? Come join the team that made Apple Music, XBOX, 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 shaping the future of entertainment. Alexa Entertainment is looking for a Applied Scientist as we build a team of talented and passionate scientists for ASR (automatic speech recognition) and NLU (natural language understanding). As an Applied Scientist, you will...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Are you a linguist with technical aptitude? Or are you an engineer with a passion for (human) languages and linguistics? Do you want to transform the way people enjoy music, radio, books and video? Come join the team that made Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, Live radio, Audible books, Kindle books, Podcasts, Alexa on Fire TV and more available to Alexa customers. We are innovating on and changing the way our customers interact with media services and devices by building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. Alexa Music is looking...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Amazon is looking for a Portuguese 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 of Kindle products. As a Language Engineer at Amazon, you will: - Create sample language data for the target language (Portuguese) - Develop NLP components: write rules, build grammars/FSTs, create annotation systems or mappings for the target language - Contribute to the design of new features by extending existing annotation schemas...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
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 Sr. Scientist to help build industry-leading conversational technologies that customers love. Our mission is...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
Alexa is the groundbreaking cloud-based intelligent agent that powers Echo and other devices designed around your voice. Our team is creating the science and technology behind Alexa's machine learning platform. 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 are looking for a senior technical program manager manager to lead development initiatives related to privacy, security and policy...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
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 Speech and Language 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...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
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 Speech and Language 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...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
Interested in Amazon Echo? Come work on it. We’re building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. We’re working hard, having fun, making history; come join us! As a Manager of Software Development in Alexa's Core Speech Technologies org, you will be responsible for leading a team of engineers in design, development, test, and deployment of software that will make our speech recognition system performant, robust, scalable and extensible. A successful candidate will have an established background in building large, complex software...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Software Development Manager - Amazon Alexa Machine Learning Platform Team - Cambridge, MA. Amazon Alexa, the speech processing and personal assistant technology behind Amazon Echo, is seeking a Software Development Manager for our Machine Learning Data Platform within our state of the art Kendall Square/Cambridge, Massachusetts Development Center. As a Manager of Software Development, you will be responsible for leading an organization of engineers in define, design, development, test, deployment, and operation of large scale distributed systems targeted at increasing the rate of...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
nterested in Machine Learning? How about Amazon Echo, Speech and Language Understanding, or Computer Vision? We’re building the machine learning (ML) platform behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. We’re working hard, having fun, making history; come join us! As a Machine Learning Software Development Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, developing, testing, and deploying distributed machine learning systems and large-scale data mining solutions. In this, you will collaborate closely with a team of speech and ML scientists, and influence our overall...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Help make Alexa better by building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. As a member of our team, you will be responsible for leading the development and launch of core Alexa product features. You will have wide exposure across Alexa's components and services and will drive improvements across many systems. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define product features, driving the system architecture, and spearheading best practices to enable a superior product. The ideal candidate is clearly...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Help make Alexa better by building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. As a member of our team, you will be responsible for leading the development and launch of core Alexa product features. You will have wide exposure across Alexa's components and services and will drive improvements across many systems. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define product features, driving the system architecture, and spearheading best practices to enable a superior product. The ideal candidate is clearly...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
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 internal teams and...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Interested in Amazon Echo? Come work on it. We’re building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. We’re working hard, having fun, making history; come join us! As a Manager of Software Development in Alexa's Core Speech Technologies org, you will be responsible for leading a team of engineers and machine learning scientists in design, development, test, and deployment of software and machine learning models that will make our speech recognition system performant, robust, scalable and extensible. You will manage a team responsible...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
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 seeking a Language Data Researcher to join our team as a leader and domain expert. This role focuses on expanding analysis and evaluation of speech and interaction data deliverables. The Language Data Researcher will become an expert in dialog evaluation processes, work closely with a team of skilled analysts, and be a key member in developing new conventions...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
Amazon Alexa is looking for a Senior Marketing Manager to join a newly launched product: Alexa Answers. Your goal is to improve the experience for all Alexa Answers contributors and inspire new people to come to Alexa Answers. The role requires a wide variety of responsibilities and skill-sets including community building, social media management, marketing , and product support. The core tenet for the role is to ensure open communications between Alexa Answers developers and the community of contributors. The candidate must also have proven data analysis skills and success increasing...
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Leadership Principles

Our Leadership Principles aren’t just a pretty inspirational wall hanging. These Principles work hard, just like we do. Amazonians use them, every day, whether they’re discussing ideas for new projects, deciding on the best solution for a customer’s problem, or interviewing candidates. It’s just one of the things that makes Amazon peculiar.

Customer Obsession

Leaders start with the customer and work backwards. They work vigorously to earn and keep customer trust. Although leaders pay attention to competitors, they obsess over customers.

Ownership

Leaders are owners. They think long term and don’t sacrifice long-term value for short-term results. They act on behalf of the entire company, beyond just their own team. They never say “that’s not my job". 

Invent and Simplify

Leaders expect and require innovation and invention from their teams and always find ways to simplify. They are externally aware, look for new ideas from everywhere, and are not limited by “not invented here". As we do new things, we accept that we may be misunderstood for long periods of time.

Are Right, A Lot

Leaders are right a lot. They have strong judgment and good instincts. They seek diverse perspectives and work to disconfirm their beliefs.

Learn and Be Curious

Leaders are never done learning and always seek to improve themselves. They are curious about new possibilities and act to explore them.

Hire and Develop the Best

Leaders raise the performance bar with every hire and promotion. They recognize exceptional talent, and willingly move them throughout the organization. Leaders develop leaders and take seriously their role in coaching others. We work on behalf of our people to invent mechanisms for development like Career Choice.

Insist on the Highest Standards

Leaders have relentlessly high standards - many people may think these standards are unreasonably high. Leaders are continually raising the bar and driving their teams to deliver high quality products, services and processes. Leaders ensure that defects do not get sent down the line and that problems are fixed so they stay fixed.

Think Big

Thinking small is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Leaders create and communicate a bold direction that inspires results. They think differently and look around corners for ways to serve customers.

Bias for Action

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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