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Software Dev Engineer, Alexa Audio Playback Experience - Tooling

Job ID: 2656866 | Services LLC


Want to transform the way people enjoy music on Alexa? We are seeking talented and creative software engineers to join the team that made Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, Audible books, and more available to Alexa customers. Join us and revolutionize how people experience music, podcasts, audiobooks, and storytelling through Alexa's voice interface. This is a chance to make a significant impact by shaping the future of voice-enabled entertainment experiences that delight millions worldwide.

You'll be joining a dynamic team that plays a crucial role in ensuring the best possible audio experience for Alexa users. This team owns a cutting-edge instrumentation platform that empowers cross-functional teams to measure and optimize latency, reliability, and audio delivery performance. Through data-driven insights and proactive identification of improvement areas, they drive continuous enhancement of Alexa's audio capabilities. Additionally, the team stewards a vital service that provides up-to-date information on audio format support across Alexa devices, enabling seamless compatibility and a consistent user experience. With a collaborative and inclusive culture, this team values diverse perspectives and fosters an environment where everyone can contribute their unique expertise. You'll have the opportunity to make a tangible impact on Alexa's audio quality, working alongside talented peers who share a passion for pushing the boundaries of voice technology.

Desired Strengths:

- Passionate about pushing boundaries and delivering exceptional user experiences
- Proven skills in software design, engineering, and building distributed systems at scale
- Experienced with modern dev practices like agile, CI/CD, cloud computing, containers etc.
- Ability to think strategically, break down complex problems, and deliver innovative solutions
- Exceptional communication, collaboration, and cross-functional partnership capabilities
- Entrepreneurial mindset eager to blaze new trails and shape the voice entertainment space

Key job responsibilities
- Collaborate closely with product and design partners to deeply understand user needs
- Develop highly scalable and robust backend systems to power Alexa's entertainment offerings
- Provide technical leadership, set architectural direction, and make strategic decisions
- Advise senior leadership of technical opportunities and pitfalls to ensure long term rapid delivery of customer features.
- Continuously enhance existing products

About the team
Join our unique Alexa team where you'll collaborate with inspiring peers, receive mentorship, and grow your expertise. We cultivate an inclusive culture of ownership, continuous learning, and celebrating wins together. Be part of our exciting mission to reinvent entertainment through voice AI.

At Amazon, we obsess over customers and bring in top talent to build future-defining products and services. Every day you'll face stimulating challenges that foster skill growth and personal development. Here, you can truly make a lasting impact while doing work you're proud of. Let's raise the bar together!


- 3+ years of non-internship design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience
- 3+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
- Experience programming with at least one software programming language


- 3+ years of full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations experience
- Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $129,300/year in our lowest geographic market up to $223,600/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.