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Web Development Engineer

Web Development Engineer

Job ID 
463549
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
8/11/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

Self Service Performance Advertising provides the platform for some of Amazon's fastest growing strategic businesses, such as Sponsored Products and Headline Search Ads. Our global advertising platform provides self-service low-latency systems for multiple performance-based advertising programs with large ad inventories. It supports both automated and advertiser-specified optimization controls and features particular integrations for using product data from across the entire Amazon catalog as a source of ad content. Our products are strategically important to our Retail and Marketplace businesses driving long term growth, and as such our organization's initiatives are highly visible to Amazon's executive leadership. We are growing at an unprecedented rate with a seemingly endless range of new opportunities, and have been a broad mandate to aggressively experiment and innovate.

Our API team is looking for a seasoned web development engineer to lead the development of high-quality web and mobile front-end code, prototypes, and shared components used by customers of our API and feed ingestion systems.

You will work closely with Designers and Engineers and will have direct input with Product Management and Development to shape creative, high quality, engaging mobile and web user experiences. This is a unique opportunity to come in early, have owner-level impact and shape the future front-end product strategy for the suite of Amazon Advertising API products.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about quality, consistency, maintainability, performance, security and all the other things that make great software great. You will own the design, development, and delivery of all front-end code. This position requires collaboration with product managers, technical program managers and partner teams, necessitating a comfort-level with ambiguity and a desire to create, iterate and improve.

Basic Qualifications

  • 2-4 years of experience as a front end engineer, web developer, UI developer or similar role.
  • An online portfolio or samples of work demonstrating a variety of great user-centered solutions in web and mobile.
  • Fluency in best practices for mobile and web-based front-end engineering.
  • Proficiency using modern web development technologies and techniques, including JavaScript, AJAX, HTML5, CSS, Responsive Design, web services, etc.
  • Experience developing AJAX interfaces with Object Oriented JavaScript libraries and frameworks (e.g. React, Angular, JQuery, etc.).
  • Experience with other popular web frameworks (e.g. Django, Ruby on Rails)
  • Demonstrated ability to drive adoption of best practices across organizations.
  • Collaborate effectively with an agile, multi-disciplinary team to evaluate the feasibility of proposed designs and champion great UX in the face of technical constraints.
  • Proven track record of delivering production-ready code with superior user experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent professional experience.
  • Excellent customer experience intuition; demonstrated success in creating innovative and user-friendly mobile apps, websites, and/or business software.
  • Strong bias for action; ability to juggle multiple priorities and effectively deliver in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Willingness to roll up the sleeves and do what is necessary to meet team goals.
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