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Front-End Engineer II, WorkSpaces (Hybrid Schedule, Multiple Locations)

Full Time
6 days ago
Job summary
Are you interested in creating solutions that allow our customers to access all of their applications and data from any device, anywhere? This End User Computing team is focused on our next generation service offerings needed to realize our vision. Amazon is already revolutionizing the end user computing function of Enterprise IT by enabling customers to easily provision cloud-based desktops that allow end-users a cloud based WorkSpace where their documents, applications and resources they need using the endpoint device of their choice.

The End User Computing market is growing at an incredible pace with a rapid increase in adoption and growth. We are a fun loving group of creative engineers solving some of the most interesting problems associated with providing secure, reliable, fast and highly scalable solutions. In the process you will have the opportunity to work on a number of industry leading AWS services including EC2, S3, DynamoDB, Kinesis and SWF. You will also have the opportunity to own and shape the growth of multiple new components and features, thus providing you the opportunity to accelerate your learning in an environment that values work life balance.

Amazon WorkSpaces is a managed desktop computing service in the cloud. Amazon WorkSpaces allows customers to easily provision cloud-based desktops that allow end-users to access the documents, applications and resources they need with the device of their choice, including laptops, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android tablets, and zero clients. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, customers can provision a high-quality cloud desktop experience for any number of users at a cost that is highly competitive with traditional desktops and half the cost of most virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions.

If you like to work in massively scalable distributed systems, networking protocols for real time presentation remoting and opportunities to work on multiple client technologies then join our team to help build Amazon's Desktop-As-A-Service offering! We aim to bring a desktop experience to modern form factors (mobile, desktop) with a native experience for end-users, and a simple and cost-effective way to provision and manage these desktops for IT administrators, leveraging world's largest public cloud! The systems underlying the offering are complex and there are huge opportunities to work at all levels from the front end user experience, to a set of robust platform services, to system level pieces and everything in between.

This position may be based in Seattle, WA, Sunnyvale, CA, Atlanta, GA, Arlington, VA, Vancouver, BC

This team is a good fit for you if:
  • You are sensitive to customer needs and interested in having a firsthand impact on Amazon's global customer base
  • You truly care about the business results of what you build, not just the elegance of the technology
  • You like to solve interesting technology problems
  • You enjoy collaborating in a diverse team environment
  • You are a passionate learner and motivated to take on new challenges.
  • You want to have fun; surround yourself with a highly talented pool of engineers that like to solve complex problems, but also enjoy work life balance.

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 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 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical discipline
  • 2+ years of professional front-end development experience


  • Experience with web/mobile technologies (e.g., JavaScript/TypeScript, React, WebPack, WebSockets, HTTP mechanics/performance)
  • Experience with Middle-Tier development and technologies (e.g., Node.js, WebAssembly, Objective-C, Swift, C#)
  • Experience with modern programming languages and open-source technologies
  • Experience with with CI/CD in a frontend context, JavaScript transpilers and build tools
  • Hands-on technical expertise in full-stack development
  • Experience building Javascript/Typescript APIs or SDKs, and reusable UX components or libraries (web and native)
  • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
  • Experience with remote display protocols (Citrix, PCoIP, VNC, HP-RGS, Spice, MS-RDP, etc.)
  • Strong UX design skills, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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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