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

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Join us in building the next generation Control Plane API Orchestration service platform that runs Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and web service. Our platform handles a significant load of Internet traffic generated by internal and external customers that build their platforms on 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 listed, but we do expect you to be excited to learn about them. As an experienced engineer in this team, you will be expected to deliver high quality software designs and solutions to ambiguous, complex problems.

As an Amazonian, you’ll enjoy interacting with talented engineers globally as you build out API Orchestration features for teams across EC2 and AWS. We follow a DevOps model and so our team is empowered to own the full development and support life-cycle of their systems. Our team operates like start-ups in that we own and drive a portfolio of services which includes everything from developing the long term vision for our API Orchestration product through to deciding on what technologies and development methodology or processes to adopt.

Our team is dedicated in supporting new team members with a welcoming inclusive approach. We are a team that strives to grow each other in our careers through mentoring and support. Our team 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 try and assign projects and tasks based on what will help each team member develop into a more well-rounded engineer that will enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Engineers in our team have a strong sense of ownership and drive to innovate 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 our systems are fault tolerant. Our team values work-life balance and respect each other’s time.

A successful Software Development Engineer will have good design skills, an excellent ability to solve problems, good communication skills and a desire to be a key technical contributor. The software you will be responsible for will require a breadth of technical development knowledge (i.e. distributed systems, synchronous API orchestration, scalability, availability).

Daily work will involve interacting with engineers, stakeholders and managers. We are just starting to scratch the surface of the opportunity in front of us and if this sounds like a place for you; come build with us and have Amazon-scale impact.

Basic Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent working experience
  • 3+ 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, Ruby, Python, Kotlin

Preferred Qualifications

  • Analytical skills with excellent problem solving abilities
  • Working knowledge of AWS products and technologies
  • Good written and verbal communication are beneficial

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 and 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: A1586968

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