1+ months

Sr. Frontend Engineer

Seattle, WA 98104


Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides developers and their organizations with web services and products that enable them to innovate faster and to operate their software more cost-effectively. AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) enables customers to control access and permissions to their AWS services and resources. AWS customers manage permissions for their users and applications, use identity federation to manage access to an AWS account, and analyze access to resources and service and help meet their security requirements. IAM user experience team's mission is to create extraordinary web-based experiences that empower experienced developers to have fine-grained control over their environments while being simple enough for less-technical users to ensure they are protecting their data and systems utilizing best-practices.

As a Sr. Frontend Engineer, you will be the technical leader developing improvements across multiple AWS consoles. You will work closely with a talented team of engineers, product managers, and UX designers to build browser-based user experiences that are easy to understand and improve the security of AWS customers. Every day, you will be coding in both Java and Javascript, as well as using many AWS products. You will define, create, and champion platform solutions across multiple consoles to improve development speed, quality, and overall consistency. You will also drive the operational excellence of the services owned by your team, including continuously improve the performance and security of the application.

If you have a passion for architecting and building web applications, are interested in upcoming web standards, and care about making it easier to secure data and applications of all different sizes and types, we'd love to talk to you!


· Web applications design and development experience
· 5+ years of experience in a senior software or web development role
· Experience in XHTML, Javascript, CSS and modern web technologies
· Experience developing with MVC/MVM frameworks (e.g. React.JS, AngularJS, Vue)
· Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Informatics or equivalent experience


· Passion for creating efficient, scalable web interfaces
· Experience driving software projects, including design, implementation, and deployment.
· Able to solve difficult software and UX problems with ambiguity. Pushes for information to avoid solving the wrong problem and mitigate UI risks early in the process. Can decompose a problem into clear software and UX design actions.
· Proficient in a broad range of software design approaches and common UX patterns. Knows when (and when not) to use front-end software design patterns (e.g., asynchronicity, data binding, modules, objects, promises).
· Can articulate the risks and benefits of depending on front-end libraries, frameworks, and toolsets.
· Able to dive into the source code of front end libraries to debug, patch, and extend them when necessary
· Proficient in view layout and rendering technologies (e.g., responsiveness, progressive enhancement, browser/device support). Knows when it is appropriate to make graceful fallbacks.
· Knowledge of engineering and operational excellence best practices.
· Understanding of web services technologies such as SOAP, HTTP, WSDL, XSD, and REST
· Understands how to optimize the delivery of code and assets (e.g., images, fonts) to a browser or device (e.g., lazy loading assets, using CDNs, caching, compression, etc.).
· Understands the implications of introducing dependencies.
· Understands how to be efficient with resource usage (e.g., application impact on memory and CPU, caches appropriately, respectful of customer€™s devices, etc.).
· Knows how to instrument software with real user metrics to reflect the customer experience.
· Familiarity with security technology and concepts (Authentication, Authorization, Single sign-on, Cryptography, etc.)
· Genuinely excited about technology, have a strong interest in learning about and playing with the latest technologies and building compelling web applications and UI

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 https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.


Posted: 2020-06-29 Expires: 2020-09-27

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