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Front End Engineer II, AWS Accessibility

Amazon

Arlington, VA,US

AWS Utility Computing (UC) provides product innovations — from foundational services such as Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), to consistently released new product innovations that continue to set AWS’s services and features apart in the industry. As a member of the UC organization, you’ll support the development and management of Compute, Database, Storage, Internet of Things (Iot), Platform, and Productivity Apps services in AWS. Within AWS UC, Amazon Dedicated Cloud (ADC) roles engage with AWS customers who require specialized security solutions for their cloud services.

At AWS, we're driven by our mission to make the cloud accessible for everyone. The AWS Accessibility team is looking for a passionate Full Stack Engineer to help drive the future of accessibility at AWS on a global scale. In this role, you will create innovative technologies that empower 260+ AWS service teams to build accessible user experiences across web, mobile, and conversational interfaces. Your work will help ensure customers can efficiently access what they need on AWS by removing accessibility barriers.

If you are excited about using generative AI, open source, the modern web, and AWS services to drive the future of accessibility, we’d like to meet you!

Key job responsibilities
As a Full Stack Engineer at AWS Accessibility, you will:

- Design and build services that empower AWS builders to create accessible user experiences, leveraging modern web technologies and open-source tools to raise the accessibility bar
- Collaborate with other engaged, friendly, principles-first thinking oriented engineers to understand customer needs and build a modern accessibility platform
- Operate across multiple layers of the stack to design and build fault-tolerant distributed systems, develop tools to test and analyze complex systems, and dig into critical pieces of distributed systems like logging, tracing, metrics
- Write tooling to help you and other engineers move faster
- Challenge and mentor other engineers
- Code with confidence, supported by continuous builds, tests, a constructive code-review process, and a supportive culture of identifying and fixing bugs

A day in the life
You'll tackle a unique blend of challenges — from building technology to automate, educate, and govern accessibility testing for 260+ AWS service teams, to advocating for accessibility to better serve our customers. Each day brings opportunities to shape the future of accessibility across AWS globally, and directly improve the cloud experience for millions of customers worldwide.

About the team
Diverse Experiences
AWS values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.

Why AWS
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating — that’s why customers from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and services to power their businesses.

Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster a culture of inclusion that empower us to be proud of our differences. Ongoing events and learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences, inspire us to never stop embracing our uniqueness.

Work/Life Balance
We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why flexible work hours and arrangements are part of our culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve in the cloud.

Mentorship and Career Growth
We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, mentorship and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

This role will sit in our new headquarters in Northern Virginia, where Amazon will invest $2.5 billion dollars, occupy 4 million square feet of energy-efficient office space, and create at least 25,000 new full-time jobs. Our employees and the neighboring community will also benefit from the associated investments from the Commonwealth, including infrastructure updates, public transportation improvements, and new access to Reagan National Airport. By working together on behalf of our customers, we are building the future one innovative product, service, and idea at a time. Are you ready to embrace the challenge? Come build the future with us.

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BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
- 4+ years of non-internship professional front end, web or mobile software development using JavaScript, HTML and CSS experience
- Experience building scalable, distributed, front-end experiences
- Knowledge of professional software engineering & best practices for full software development life cycle, including coding standards, software architectures, code reviews, source control management, continuous deployments, testing, and operational excellence
- Experience in computer science fundamentals (object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving and complexity analysis)
- Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- In-depth understanding of accessibility standards and best practices, including the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
- Experience with assistive technology (e.g., screen readers, screen magnifiers, voice recognition) in conducting accessibility testing
- Experience with any major JavaScript framework, TypeScript and Node.js
- Experience with distributed systems design, and understanding of design for scalability, performance, security and reliability
- Strong communication skills, and experience mentoring other engineers
- Self-motivated, able to solve problems independently, and able to work well in teams

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, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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