Sr. Design Technologist

3+ months agoSanta Monica, CA


The Search Design team invents and simplifies the shopping experience daily. We obsess over customer behavior and data to help us deliver customer innovation on a massive scale. We are building the cornerstone product search experience for modern e-commerce with the goal of changing the way people shop. Our work impacts millions of people daily and is a critical part of Amazon's global business.

Our team is growing and we're looking for a passionate Sr. Design Technologist who leads by doing, loves solving problems at massive scale and brings their best self to work everyday. The ideal candidate is a full-stack developer, equally passionate about developing new customer experiences as well as creating the infrastructure to support rapid prototyping. You will work directly with a team of UX Designers and Design Technologists and will be able to directly influence both design and technology decisions.

This position if fully remote with a preference of it being in NYC

Upon joining the team, you will contribute to (among other things) ...
• evolution of a React-based component library
• creation of new APIs that deliver live product data
• evolution of the team's internal documentation and tools
• 'Think Big' initiative for Amazon retail design system

Do you have ...
• experience working with AWS in production environments?
• a bias towards simple engineering solutions vs the overly-complex?
• a passion for working across the entire development stack, from front-end rendering to back-end infrastructure?
If so, you may be the candidate we're looking for.

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Location fully remote!


• 8+ years of proven success driving innovation and prototyping projects that lead to demonstrated customer/business impact
• Expert in one or more of the following: React, HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript, web and server programming, Responsive/Adaptive design, AWS services
• Experience using AWS in production environments


• Knowledge of databases and AWS database services: ElasticSearch, Redshift, DynamoDB
• Experience using dashboarding tools for exploration and presentation, connected to real data sources
• BS/MS in computer science, technology, design, or equivalent professional experience
• Experience with machine learning (ML) tools and methods is a bonus
• Experience with the latest prototyping tools (Framer, Figma, Sketch, XD)
• The ability to meet ambitious deadlines, manage ambiguity, work autonomously and deliver high-quality work on schedule in a fast-paced environment
• Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills; the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization
• Experience and passion for developing visually polished, engaging, and highly fluid UX prototypes

Job ID: Amazon-1437628