Alexa AI Engineering

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Give your vision for conversational AI a voice

In the Alexa AI organization, software engineers, research scientists, and machine learning scientists partner closely to create magical experiences for our customers. We create teams and organizations comprised of both scientists and engineers, leveraging the expertise of both disciplines to create experiences that delight our customers.

This page is focused on our software engineering positions; you can read about the science positions in our organization here.

What is Alexa?

Amazon Alexa is leading the way in making spoken language the next user interface.  Alexa is the voice service that powers Amazon’s family of Echo productsAmazon Fire TV, and many third party products as well. Echo is a device that you can talk to from across the room to play music, get the news, control lights, your thermostat and more.

Technologies and Research 

The Alexa AI Engineering team’s goal is to invent and develop foundational machine learning technologies for anyone to build delightful, intelligent conversational interfaces for any device or application. We partner closely with Alexa scientists to accelerate continuous scientific innovation and its delivery to customers. To fuel this innovation, we make intelligent, simple, and efficient use of vast amounts of data. We invent on behalf of the customer, while guarding customer privacy and trust.

Our positions do not require a machine learning background, but we do value distributed systems experience and the ability to thrive within the ambiguity of a research environment. Our engineers have a desire to understand and learn from their scientist counterparts, heighten their research capabilities, and give back through their engineering and architecture expertise.. Our goal is to elevate machine learning automation to the same level of maturity as the continuous improvement of software in this software services era — not an easy task for trained machine learning models.

We also invent new tools and APIs to accelerate the development of voice services by empowering third-party developers and device manufacturers through the Alexa Skills Kit and the Alexa Voice Service. For example, when developers create a new voice experience by simply providing a few sample sentences, they can take advantage of machine learning techniques that we have created to build spoken language technologies.

We’re hiring talented software development engineers and managers in the following locations:

  • Seattle, Washington
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Sunnyvale, California
  • Aachen, Germany

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