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Come build the future of Speech with us!
Alexa Speech is responsible for speech and acoustic event technology for Alexa. Our mission is to enable Alexa to understand and respond to customers in an ultra-natural way, on any endpoint, in any language, under any noise conditions. Some of the systems we work on include those that wake Alexa when customers desire, convert speech to text, identify speakers by voice, detect sounds and vocalizations beyond speech, create the voice of Alexa, and enable local processing on Alexa devices for speed and offline functionality.
We also help device developers by providing the wakeword engine they use to determine when their Alexa-enabled should "wake up" and listen to a customer's request, and modules that enable Alexa-enabled devices to execute a subset of Alexa requests without connecting to cloud services. And for skill developers, we provide our hypothesis for what non-speech vocalizations a customer is expressing (such as emotions), and our hypothesis for when Alexa hears certain non-speech audio (such as smoke alarms).
Additionally, we provide a set of services that are core to every Alexa interaction, including the ability to detect what words a customer says when they speak to Alexa, and what speech audio we should play back to an Alexa user as part of Alexa's response to them.
The Alexa Excellence team works with internal developers across Alexa team and beyond. Their tools and program guidelines are critical to the development, testing, release and maintenance of any Alexa features.
Interested in diving in? We are looking for Software Development Engineers and Managers, Technical Program Managers, Applied Scientists, and Technical Leaders to join our team. We are hiring globally in Seattle, Sunnyvale, Boston, Gdansk, Poland, and Chennai, India. Check out our open positions below!
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