• Web Development Engineer

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 1 week ago(6/12/2018 5:12 PM)
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  • Job Description

    Consumers are projected to take over a trillion photos and videos, and Amazon Photos is one of Amazon's newest and fastest growing Prime benefits. We provide unlimited, original resolution photo storage for Prime members who now have a simple, secure place to store their existing collections of photos, automatically upload new photos as they are taken, and access them anytime, anywhere, at no additional cost.

    The Amazon Photos Web team is looking for a Web Development Engineer who is passionate about creating amazing customer experiences.

    As a key member of the Amazon Photos Web team, you will have the unique opportunity to shape and build new core features based on the Prime Photos technology. You will have a visible impact in helping customers enjoy and share their most cherished digital assets. We are building products that make it effortless for customers to protect what matters to them, no matter what device or platform that the content lives on. We are delivering new products and features that will change how people view the cloud.

    In this role you will be responsible for creating world-class production mobile, tablet and web client applications. You must be willing to insist on the highest standards for quality, maintainability, and performance. You will ensure that engineering best practices are followed and that software is designed to be responsive, reliable and maintainable.

    Contribute best-in-class programming skills to develop highly innovative, consumer-facing websites.
    Write clean, maintainable code and perform peer code-reviews.
    Work with other team members to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology and evaluate technical feasibility
    Work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules
    Establish architectural principles, select design patterns and then mentor team members on their appropriate application
    Help define and implement standards and promote best practices for the Prime Photos Web development team.
    Analyze and optimize applications to maximize speed and scale, factoring in mobile network latency and bandwidth constraints.

    What you will get from us: A great team to work with and the chance to build a top tier service at a proven top tier company. You will be part of a strong team in a fast-paced, start-up like environment where agile development is embraced and innovation is encouraged. You will get support and resources from some of the smartest people in the industry to continue your personal growth. You will build software that will improve people’s lives and help them remember their most precious moments.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent
    • 4+ years professional software development experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript Framework, and general Web 2.0 techniques
    • Proficient in at least one object-oriented programming language such as Java, C++ or C#

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Deep understanding of web development and best practices
    • Track record of building and delivering mission critical, 24x7 production software systems
    • Working knowledge of REST
    • Working knowledge of common Internet technologies (e.g. HTTP, HTML, JavaScript, AJAX)
    • Experience with client-side Javascript frameworks like React, Backbone.js or Angular.js
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