Software Development Engineer

Job ID: 1244885 | Amazon Dev Centre Canada ULC


Are you customer-obsessed and interested in cutting-edge embedded device software and voice control? If so, the Alexa Hybrid Engine team in Toronto, Ontario,is looking for a talented engineer to help revolutionize our voice-forward experience. Alexa is the Amazon service that powers the groundbreaking Echo family of devices, Fire TV, tablets, third party Alexa providers, and cars. We believe voice is the most natural user interface for interacting with technology across many domains; we are inventing the future.

As part of the AHE team, you will be responsible for evolving Alexa to be ubiquitous in all devices and in all locations. Customers need not worry about internet connection status, which device is in use, or where data is stored. The goal for our software, the Alexa Hybrid Engine, is to provide a core set of on-device functionality for the Alexa experience, so that customers will gain trust that Alexa is always available.

You’ve found the right team if you are a passionate software engineer with experience building innovative, mission critical applications that customers love. You will have an enormous opportunity to make an impact on the design, architecture, and implementation of cutting edge products used every day, by people you know.

We’re working hard, having fun, and making history; come join us!


· Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field
· At least 5+ years work experience
· Expertise in C++, Java or a similar modern programming language
· Solid experience in data structures and algorithms, designing for performance and scalability
· Obsession with quality, operational excellence, and customer experience
· Strong problem solving and analytical abilities
· Strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work in a team environment


· Strong, object-oriented design and coding skills
· Experience building embedded systems and/or C++
· Practical experience implementing Machine Learning systems is helpful
· Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
· Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly
· Graduate degree

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