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Front-End Engineer, Amazon Location

Full Time
Job summary
Do you want to be part of a team building a brand new AWS service from the ground up? Do you enjoy solving real-world problems with emerging technologies? Do you have a solid combination of theoretical (computational complexity) and practical (web services, modern development frameworks) computer science skills? Are you driven to help customers solve their problems and take advantage of new opportunities. If you share our passion for the challenges of big scale, building cutting edge technologies, developing distributed applications that are easy to use and reliable, and forging the path on how serverless development is done in the cloud, then we may just have a role for you.

With Amazon Location Service, customers can easily add capabilities such as maps, points of interest, geocoding, geofences, and tracking to applications. They retain control of their location data, so that they can combine proprietary data with data from the service without their private information ever leaving their AWS account. Amazon Location provides cost-effective location-based services using high-quality data from global, trusted providers Esri and HERE. With Amazon Location's affordable data, tracking and geofencing capabilities, and built-in metrics for health monitoring, customers can bring sophisticated location-enabled applications to production quickly, without the high cost of custom development.

We are looking for a front-end engineer to drive feature development for Amazon Location. You will take the lead on e2e full stack design and development while at the same time bringing to our team deep knowledge of front end technologies such as CSS and HTML and advanced UX design patterns such as responsiveness, device/browser support and progressive enhancement. You will provide a front-end perspective championing UX patterns and best practices and ensure highly performant UIs by assisting with front end profiling and analysis tools.

Work-life Balance
Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren't focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we're happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life both in and outside of work.

On-Call responsibility
As on our team you will be part of an on-call rotation, typically for one week every two months. Your team members, Sr. SDEs and managers will support you in your onboarding to operating a service at AWS, and will genuinely be happy to jump in and help.

Mentorship and Career Growth
We are dedicated to supporting the growth of our engineers through mentorship and knowledge sharing. Each of our team members has a mentor to guide them on questions relevant to their work and career. You'll be surrounded with experience and senior engineers in the team who will help you onboard to your new role, and to our tech solution.

Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon's culture of inclusion is reinforced within our Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.


• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field or four years of related experience in the software field.
• 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience.
• Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as C++, Go, or Java.
• Proficiency in JavaScript, CSS, HTML.


• Experience developing on AWS.
• Experience with React.

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, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.
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