Amazon Careers 2023 in Cape Town, Western Cape, SA – Senior Software Development Engineer

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Job Summary


Come and join our creative team of software developers dedicated to EC2 and its customers. Join us in building the next generation Control Plane service that runs the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) web service.

Our service handles significant Internet traffic generated by both internal and external customers who build their own products and services using EC2. On any given day, we use Java, Kotlin, Python, Ruby as well as various Native AWS services and Amazon-internal tools. We don’t expect you to be an expert in, or know all these technologies, but we do expect you to be excited to learn about them. As a leader in this team, you will work with the team to develop high quality designs and solutions to complex problems. You will operate with limited guidance and take a long term view of your team’s services and how they fit into the broader architecture. You will have opportunities to work with other engineers building similar core components to ensure that teams are building towards a broader architecture that supports Amazon-scale business needs.

Our team is dedicated to supporting new team members with a welcoming, inclusive approach. We are a team that strives to help each other grow in our careers through mentoring. We invent, design and build software that is stable and performant. We write and support code that is easy to understand, with solutions that are pragmatic. We do this by keeping a high bar in code reviews which we take seriously. We believe good code reviews raise quality and serve as a mechanism to up-skill and instil high standards for growth.

We care about career growth. We follow a DevOps model and we try to assign projects and tasks based on what will help each team member develop into a more well rounded engineer, to enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future. As an Amazonian, you’ll enjoy interacting with some of the most talented engineers in our industry through breakfast talks and demos, internal communities and extensive training materials that span all aspects of our business. Engineers in our teams have a strong sense of ownership, drive innovation and have resounding impact in how we develop and deliver software at such a large scale.

This position involves on-call responsibilities. This is typically once every 6 weeks. We don’t like to be paged unnecessarily and we strive to keep this down and ensure that our systems are fault tolerant. Our team values work-life balance and we respect one another’s time.

We are looking for a new teammate who is enthusiastic, curious, empathic, motivated and reliable. With cloud computing in its infancy, we are just starting to scratch the surface of the opportunity that lies before us. If this sounds like the place for you, we’d love you to come and build with us.

Basic Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent working experience
  • 5+ years of industry experience in a software development environment
  • Computer Science fundamentals, including data structures, object-oriented design, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • Proficiency in at least one modern programming language, such as Java, C#, Python, Javascript, Scala, Kotlin, GoLang, Ruby, C, C++

Preferred Qualifications

  • Analytical skills with excellent problem solving abilities
  • Working knowledge of AWS products and technologies
  • Someone who is comfortable working within a diverse team
  • Effective written communication and verbal agility are beneficial
  • Masters Degree

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer, and we value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. Amazon is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from South African citizens who are members of designated groups who may contribute to Employment Equity within the workplace and the further diversification of ideas. In this regard, the relevant laws and principles associated with Employment Equity will be considered when appointing potential candidates. We are required by law to verify your ability to work lawfully in South Africa. Amazon requires that you submit a copy of either your identity document or your passport and any applicable work permit if you are a foreign national, along with an updated curriculum vitae.

Company – Amazon Dev Centre South Africa

Job ID: A1950997

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