• Front-End Engineer - Twitch Prime

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/9/2018 2:14 PM)
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  • Job Description

    Amazon is all in on games, and Twitch Prime is one of a series of disruptive new initiatives that highlight our investment and dedication to the industry and its players. Twitch Prime, launched on September 30, 2016, is both the premium version of Twitch and a series of new benefits available to all Amazon Prime members geared toward making it a no-brainer for core gamers to join Amazon Prime. We believe the evolution that began with arcade communities a quarter at a time, growing to the live streams and eSports of today, will continue to a future in which fans are creators, players are celebrities, and games are a global cultural touchstone that cuts across age, gender and nationality. Games have the power to connect communities at a massive scale, and this role will delve into these communities, linking these communities to Amazon’s broader ecosystem through content that is all about the gamers.

    As a Front-End Engineer, you will creatively develop new features and improvements across multiple systems. You will closely work with the UX designers to build browser-based customers experiences that are easy to understand and use. Every day you will be coding in both Javascript and HTML, as well as using many other products. You will also be working on the operational excellence of the services owned by your team, including continuously improve performance and security of applications.

    Specifically, you will:
    • Take a user-facing feature from design to implementation, coding both the UI and some back-end functionality
    • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
    • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
    • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability in regards to UX
    • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end.
    • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders
    • Deep dive into services and API to understand the inputs and outputs.

    Basic Qualifications

    • 1+ years experience in developing rich applications with HTML, CSS, JS
    • 1+ years experience in developing front-end software, with deep experience in one or more relevant front-end MVC/MVM frameworks (React, Angular, Thyme Leaf etc.),UI Test Automation frameworks, Struts or Spring desired.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 1+ years experience with Java or C++/C#/.NET.
    • Experience building scalable front-end infrastructure software or distributed systems for commercial online services.
    • Exposure to Front-end libraries/framework - primarily React.
    • Good understanding of software languages like JavaScript, NodeJS
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices.
    • Can articulate the risks and benefits of depending on front-end libraries, frameworks, and tool-sets.
    • Able to dive into the source code of front-end libraries to debug, patch, and extend them when necessary
    • Excellent written and verbal communication in English

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