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Amazon Front-End Engineer Roles and Responsibilities

Last updated on: 
September 6, 2023
Vartika Rai
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Vartika Rai
Vartika Rai
Product Manager at Interview Kickstart. With exceptional experience with tech giants like Microsoft, she is a curious lady for the vast scope of NLP, Big data analytics, ML and data science.

Front-end developers are the creative minds behind the visuals and graphics of web pages and web applications. They work with back-end developers and engineers to decide visual layouts, user engagement models, templates, and design features for user engagement. Front-end development is crucial in enhancing user experience and engagement, making it a sought-after and considerably rewarding profession.

Front-end engineers at Amazon are responsible for driving creative solutions for a variety of web pages and internal and external business and consumer applications. A fundamental aspect of this role is to develop user-friendly interfaces and layouts. 

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In this article, we touch upon the responsibilities of front-end engineers and how to land a front-end development job at Amazon. 

Amazon Front-end Engineer Roles and Responsibilities

The general responsibilities for the role of a front-end engineer at Amazon include: 

  • Developing application interfaces
  • Front-end coding for web pages and mobile applications
  • Implementing necessary on-page SEO elements to boost page and domain authority
  • Ensuring optimal website speed across devices and browsers
  • Ensuring websites work uninterrupted across browsers and systems
  • Working closely with back-end teams to develop creative solutions
  • Working closely with back-end teams to design architecture for systems and applications
  • Building tools for business processes and applications; enhancing user experiences
  • Designing web applications for business processes
  • Providing solutions for e-commerce pages and applications using HTML, JavaScript, and CSS

Qualifications and Skills Required to Become an Amazon Front-End Engineer 

You’ll require the following set of skills and experience to apply to front-end development jobs at Amazon. 

  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science or IT
  • Working knowledge of an object-oriented programming language
  • Working knowledge of user-side languages
  • 2+ years of front-end development experience
  • Proven experience in coding applications and web pages
  • Proven experience working with back-end teams to design and develop applications

Amazon Front-End Engineer Interview Process

Front-end engineers don’t focus on designing and building algorithms for complex systems and applications. However, you’ll be expected to be adept at coding and systems design concepts to ace the front-end engineering interview. 

The Front-End Engineer interview process at Amazon comprises the following stages:

  • Initial Recruiter Screen

In this round, you’ll be evaluated on your front-end development skills, work experience, expected compensation, motivation to join Amazon, and other basic aspects of your profile. Update your LinkedIn profile and resume to give recruiters the right information about your experience and skills. 

  • Technical Phone Screen

This round involves solving one or two coding problems on core data structures. You’ll be asked a problem or two on Strings, Linked Lists, Arrays, Recursion, or other related concepts in data structures. You can also expect a few front-end development questions. 

The Technical Phone Screen interview round is conducted remotely; you’ll be required to write code on a shared document or an interviewing tool. 

  • The Onsite Interview

Also called “The Loop'', the Amazon onsite interviews focus on your coding and design skills and work experience. 

Coding questions will be based on algorithms such as graphs and trees, dynamic programming, or core data structures concepts. Design questions will be based on distributed systems and designing for scalable applications. 

  • Behavioral Round 

In this round, you’ll be asked questions about workplace situations and conduct. 

  • Bar Raiser Round 

This is the last round of the onsite interview process. Here, you’ll be tested on your general behavioral attributes and core values. Questions asked will focus on Amazon’s 14 Leadership Principles, which are based on leadership, cultural harmony, morals, and ethical handling of situations, among other aspects. 

For more details, read Amazon Front-end Engineer Interview Process

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Posted on 
September 21, 2021

Vartika Rai

Product Manager at Interview Kickstart | Ex-Microsoft | IIIT Hyderabad | ML/Data Science Enthusiast. Working with industry experts to help working professionals successfully prepare and ace interviews at FAANG+ and top tech companies

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