Freelance AWS Developer

Contract/Freelance Freelance/Contract, United States


The Motley Fool is looking for highly skilled Freelance AWS Developers to consult with our team on an independent contract basis, 20-40 hours per week for approximately 6 months. This is a senior-level, consulting position that is very flexible and 100% remote. However, candidates must be located in the United States for consideration.


Who are we?


We are The Motley Fool, a purpose-driven financial information and services firm with nearly 30 years of experience focused on making the world smarter, happier, and richer. But what does that even mean?! It means we’re helping Fools (always with a capital “F”) demystify the world of finance, beat the stock market, and achieve personal wealth and happiness through our products and services.


The Motley Fool is firmly committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a motley group of overachievers that have built a culture of trust founded on Foolishness, fun, and a commitment to making the world smarter, happier and richer.  However you identify or whatever winding road has led you to us, please don't hesitate to apply if the description above leaves you thinking, "Hey! I could do that!"


What does this team do?


We are assembling a team of AWS-experienced developers, product managers, designers and more to help us migrate to a cloud-first environment. This consultant will be reporting to our product lead to help us iterate on new prototypes, but will also be working cross functionally with stakeholders across The Motley Fool on our current systems and their migration to the cloud.


What would you do in this role?


You’ll be consulting cross-functionally across tech and design teams at The Motley Fool as we push full-steam ahead toward our migration to the cloud (and AWS specifically). You’ve preferably worked for a cloud-based company in the past and can bring your unique perspective (framed by your expert-level coding chops) to the table. We’re looking for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment, is adept with all things AWS and development in the cloud, and is eager to move quickly and show what’s possible with products in the cloud.


But What Would You Actually Do in this role?


        Help showcase new ways The Motley Fool can approach development in a cloud-first environment

        Help build product prototypes and APIs in the cloud

        Launch/integrate and maintain work in the cloud

       Work in an agile, collaborative environment, partnering with client stakeholders, to develop and improve mission-based solutions

       Share your passion for staying on top of tech trends, experimenting with and learning new technologies


Required Experience:


        5+ years development experience

        2+ years of experience in cloud-based development

        Comfortable coding in React/JavaScript/Python/Vue

        Adept in AWS Amplify, AppSync, Lambda, EventBridge and other tools within AWS

        Familiarity with both frontend and backend development

        Experience in an Agile environment

        Doesn’t shy away from UI/UX and understands its importance in development

        Fluid and flexible, and open to feedback

        Eager to prototype and try new approaches

        Is curious about new tools and technology and shares ways we might be able to leverage those to help our members/customers.

        Looks for opportunities to pull forward timelines and accelerate both the prototyping and launch/integration phases.

        Excels at building, maintaining and optimizing APIs

        Ability to work independently, think critically, and deliver results and drive projects with minimal supervision


Preferred Qualifications:


        A passion for investing - ideally with professional experience within finance/fintech industries

        Experience with Discourse



The budget for this role is $100-$150 per hour paid on an independent contract basis. We’re looking for multiple AWS developers to bring their varied expertise to the table and rate will ultimately depend on scope and experience.