The Amazon EC2 team is seeking a Senior Full-stack Engineer to create beautiful customer facing products and innovate to improve experiences for millions of users. The EC2 Console Development team is based in Cape Town, South Africa and builds and operates the web-based EC2 Console, one of the most widely used AWS consoles.
Our mission is to enable our customers to learn, build, deploy, monitor and manage their EC2 infrastructure. We use rich data drawn from customer and product research as well as real time analytics to monitor and anticipate our customers’ needs. We then design and build innovative solutions for our customers using the latest web based technologies.
In this role, you will develop new features and improvements for the EC2 Console, working with your team, product managers and UX designers to build web-based products that delight our customers. You will own customer facing features through the entire life-cycle, from design, implementation, testing, deployment and into production. You will work to optimize applications for performance and reliability.
From your first months in the EC2 Console, you will design and develop new features, ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs and optimize applications for speed and scalability. You will also have opportunities to collaborate with team members and stakeholders as you learn to own the quality and operational reliability of our products.
As a Senior FEE, you will develop an understanding of what customers do and why they do it to ensure that solutions meet their needs and are fit for purpose. You will leverage your experience to make trade-offs between usability, performance, internationalization and localization, cross-browser compatibility, obfuscation, optimization, and cutting edge customer interface implementation.
You will work with UI Designers on website interfaces and utilize user interface design patterns to solve business problems with highly accessible and usable web applications. You will leverage your working knowledge of UI design principles to build new interfaces. There will be opportunities for you to showcase you understanding of how web applications work and perform, as well as your experience with troubleshooting and problem analysis.
You will lead your team by sharing your understanding of fundamental data structures and algorithms, related know-how and knowledge of when and when not to use them, while helping them to recognize and adopt best practices in various aspects of front-end development including design, testing, version control, documentation, build, deployment, and operations. You will write high quality, maintainable, and robust code that functions well across browsers by drawing from your working knowledge of the latest UI technologies, frameworks and concepts including HTML 5, REST, jQuery, AJAX, CSS3, SOA, responsive design.
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 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 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.
Our team also places high value on work-life harmony. 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. We engage with colleagues all over the world, meaning we accommodate different time zones. We rotate our on-call responsibilities within our development teams, which means that you would need to be contactable outside of work hours every 4-6 weeks.
- At least 5 years of experience building production web applications.
- Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent working experience
- At least 4 years experience in technical leadership role (e.g. technical lead, project lead, architect).
- Understanding of Computer Science fundamentals, including data structures, object-oriented design, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
- User interface design experience
- Experience with React and Redux
- Exposure to troubleshooting and supporting production systems
- Experience with UI test automation frameworks
Amazon is an equal opportunities employer, and we value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. Amazon is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from South African citizens who are members of designated groups who may contribute to Employment Equity within the workplace and the further diversification of ideas. In this regard, the relevant laws and principles associated with Employment Equity will be considered when appointing potential candidates. We are required by law to verify your ability to work lawfully in South Africa. Amazon requires that you submit a copy of either your identity document or your passport and any applicable work permit if you are a foreign national, along with an updated curriculum vitae.