• Front-End Engineer

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 10 months ago(10/24/2017 1:42 PM)
    Job ID
    588558
  • Job Description

    We’re reinventing the new hire experience at Amazon. Would you like to join us?

    Our team is developing Embark – an internal web portal that will serve as Amazon’s new one-stop-shop for all things onboarding. We’re looking for a talented Software Development Engineer to join the team who’s excited to help us improve the employee experience.

    Our team has a highly collaborative, fast moving, and fun culture. As a member of the team you will be responsible for leading the development and launch of a variety of core product features. You will influence our overall strategy by helping define these product features, design the system architecture, and promote the best practices that enable a quality product.


    The ideal candidate is passionate about the customer experience, takes pride in building high quality software, and has a demonstrable track record of successfully delivering new features and products. They value collaboration, making data-driven decisions, and can comfortably communicate with others, in both technical and non-technical roles.

    Basic Qualifications

    • BS/MS or other degree/certification in Computer Science or related field and
    • 3+ year professional experience in software development
    • Obsessed with WPO (Web Performance Optimization)
    • 3+ years of experience in Front-end web technologies and trends.
    • Experience with browser tuning and optimization techniques/tools
    • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures and algorithms
    • Proficiency in Javascript (ES6) and at least one other modern programming language (e.g C, C++, Java, Python)
    • Experience working with web security, SEO, accessibility and internationalization
    • Familiar with Node.js, React Redux.

    Preferred Qualifications


    • Experience building JavaScript/CSS Frameworks or shared component libraries used in large scale production websites
    • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
    • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
    • Experience in communicating with users, UX designers, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs
    • Familiar with web standards and protocols such as HTTP, DNS, TCP/IP, and socket APIs in general
    • Familiar with Web Server technologies and edge computing services
    • Outstanding written, presentation and communication skills, evangelism experience a plus
    • Experienced in multi-tier large scale web architecture
    • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Female/Minority/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

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