Front-End Engineer

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


he AWS Container Services organization is responsible for building and operating some of the core services that help customers run containerized microservices, including Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, AWS App Mesh, AWS Cloudmap, AWS Fargate and Amazon ECR. We have a committed road-map that seeks to redefine how our customers build their applications and run them at scale.
App Networking is one of our biggest areas of investment and one of the fast growing areas within the containers org. Here, we seek to let developers take full-advantage of the speed, agility, and immutability that containers and serverless workloads (ECS, EKS, Fargate etc.) and enable them to build resilient and secure microservices by making it simple to adopt cross-cutting best practices. The Application Networking team helps customers deploy, operate, and secure applications running on AWS. AWS Cloud Map, a service discovery solution, helps applications find each other by name (and other attributes) instead of by IP address. AWS App Mesh, a managed service mesh, provides advanced network traffic shaping controls, observability data, and additional layers of network security. Together, these tools make it easier for customers to manage connectivity between their applications and take full advantage of dynamic cloud infrastructure. Over the last year, the App Mesh team has launched a service that enabled our customers to declaratively define their how applications are connected, observed and secured. We have built a compute agnostic service mesh that works with EKS,k8s, ECS, EC2, and plan on supporting more ( Our team has adopted an open product development roadmap ( and we are committed to contributing back to open source projects that we benefit from (, We have built our services on the same technologies and infrastructure our customers use, AWS Fagate, Lambda, EC2. As we continue to grow our service and customers we will be working to build new integrations, utilize more of AWS and contribute more back to open source.
As part of the AWS App Mesh team you will be responsible for building the our core services and integrations with AWS technologies, and open source software and partner services that our customers use today. You will work on improving Envoy and helping create the UX that defines the terms application networking and service mesh. You will be asked to think in terms of features, scale and security at an global AWS scale. You will have the opportunity use your passion and customer focus to work in the open with our product managers, customers, open source software maintainers, and partners to make App Mesh delightful for our customers.
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• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical discipline (or equivalent experience).
• 2+ years of professional front-end development.
• Experience with front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, JS, TypeScript, and Node
• Experience in one or more relevant front-end frameworks such as React.


• Masters degree in CS or an engineering discipline
• 4+ years of professional front end development.
• Experience building scalable, distributed, front-end experiences
• Experience building reusable UX components or libraries
• Understands how to optimize the delivery of code and assets to a browser or device
• Proficient in a broad range of software design approaches and common UX patterns. Knows when (and when not) to use front-end software design pattern.
• Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices.
• Ability to decompose a problem into clear software and UX design actions.
• Ability to articulate the benefits and challenges of depending on front-end libraries, frameworks, and tool-sets.
• Ability to rapidly prototype and adjust in response to customer feedback
• Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
• Solid coding practices including peer code reviews, unit testing, and a preference for agile development.

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Job ID: Amazon-1468600