Amazon Alexa: Software Development Engineer-Test
101 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Employee Testimonials



The Amazon Devices team designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics, including the best-selling Echo family of products. Interested in helping us build tools to help localize and test software for products such as Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire Tablets, FireTV and others? We are seeking a talented Software Development Engineer-Test to deliver innovative, consumer-centric product solutions to Amazon customers worldwide.

As a Software Development Engineer in Test, you will be designing and developing automated solutions that help guarantee the software quality across a wide range of devices such as Echo Show, Echo Spot and Echo Show 5. You will be working on tools and infrastructure challenges involving consumer devices, development kits, and tools, all with the goal of delivering a seamless experience to our customers.

The successful candidate will have an interest in developing automated solutions for consumer-facing products, a strong technical ability, excellent organizational skills, great communication skills, a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment.

SDET responsibilities include:
· Defining automation plan to support international device software launches.
· Design and implement automation framework that work across multiple devices and platforms.
· Lead automation efforts, and explore new test automation tools and methods.
· Establish processes and tool set to maintain automation scripts and generate regular test reports.
· Working directly with Developers, QA Engineers, Product Managers, and Technical Program Managers to ensure quality of our localization and platforms.


* Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related technical discipline
* 3+ years of experience as a developer or SDET
* Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
* Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as Java, C#, and knowledge of Python or Perl
* Excellent problem-solving skills


· 3+ years of experience as a developer or SDET
· Coding experience with automation framework, tools and services on mobile/Android devices
· Experience on Python and Java
· Understanding of QA methodologies, life cycle and processes.
· Shows creativity and initiative to improve product coverage and effectiveness.
· Excellent communication, collaboration, reporting, analytical and problem solving skills.
· Knowledge of internationalization and localization processes, tools and technology
· Excellent problem-solving skills


Employee Testimonials

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. “