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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

 
3 Jobs Listed
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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
Come join our team and help us invent Alexa's future. Alexa is Amazon’s groundbreaking virtual assistant designed for voice interactions. We believe voice is the most natural interface for interacting with technology across many domains. We are looking for a Business Intelligence Engineer (BIE) to join our team If you are passionate about developing business metrics and insights from complex datasets, this role is for you. You will work closely with data engineers, software development engineers, knowledge engineers, product managers, and business leaders to produce reports and...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
Come join the team building Alexa, the service powering the wildly successful Amazon Echo! You can help us invent the future. As a member of our team, you will be responsible for the development and launch of core product features that allow Alexa to provide customers with precise answers to their questions. You’ll help build state-of-the-art solutions to interesting problems in search, question answering, and spoken language understanding. Our team combines machine learning with more traditional engineering approaches to continually make Alexa smarter. We’re working hard, having fun,...
Software Engineering/QA
101 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

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.

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