Wednesday , November 29 2023

Amazon Vacancies 2023 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA – Sr. Software Dev Engineer

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Job Summary


Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 100+ fully featured services to millions of active customers around the world—including the fastest-growing start-ups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies and organizations. AWS Customers are continuing to leverage AWS Services for applications ranging from exploratory to targeted innovative solutions to business-critical systems.

Kumo is the software engineering organization that scales AWS’s support capabilities. Amazon’s mission is to be earth’s most customer-centric company and this also applies when it comes to helping our own Amazon employees with their everyday IT Support needs. Our team is innovating for the Amazonian, making the interaction with IT Support as smooth as possible. We achieve this through multiple mechanisms which eliminate root causes altogether, automate issue resolution or point customers towards the optimal troubleshooting steps for their situation. We deliver the support solutions plus the end-user content with instructions to help them self-serve. We employ machine learning solutions on multiple ends to understand our customer’s behavior, predict customer’s intent, deliver personalized content and automate issue resolution through chatbots.

We are creating a new team in the Kumo organisation in Cape Town, a hybrid mix of software engineers and AI/ML experts. We are building next generation technical contact center decision support systems, touching on intelligent skills-based routing engines, self-service and configurable routing management platform, real-time platform intelligence analytics, simulation engines, using large data sets which inform machine models, supplemented by AI/ML algorithms to solve the goal of improving outcomes and customer support metrics leading to improved AWS customer satisfaction. Managing a technical support contact center operations is much more complex than standard contact centers. The problems we face are unique to AWS’ ecosystems, the scaling challenges are equally unique.

The ideal candidate must be a seasoned engineer with either a background or keen interest in applying AI/ML solutions, able to deal with ambiguity of starting without a clearly defined path, be comfortable with supporting manager in building out the team, mentoring engineers, experienced in R&D innovation as well as having past experience with real-world product launches at scale, in a technically complex global cloud environment.

In general, engineers in Kumo have the opportunity to contribute to the complete vertical stack of an SOA based system, which is horizontally connected to most systems in the larger Amazon ecosystem. Our SDEs use a variety of open source technologies, native AWS services as well as services internal to AWS. We code mostly in Java, JavaScript and Ruby (RoR), and build on technologies powering the web such as Angular/Bootstrap, Node and Elastic Search as well as a broad range of in-house Amazon Cloud technologies and native AWS technologies, such as Route53, Lambda, API gateway, AppSync, KMS, AWS Connect, Lex, Kendra, Redshift, QuickSight and DynamoDB.

Depending On The Level, You Will Demonstrate Knowledge In The Following Disciplines At Varying Levels

Our team is growing and hiring software development engineers at all levels.

Software Development

  • You recognize and adopt best practices in software development engineering: design, testing, version control, documentation, build, deployment, and operations.
  • You write high quality, maintainable, and robust code
  • You have a working knowledge of basic UI technologies, frameworks and concepts including HTML 5, REST, jQuery, AJAX, CSS3, SOA, Responsive design
  • You can define APIs and integrate them into usable interfaces
  • You understand how web applications work, perform and scale. You are comfortable with troubleshooting and problem analysis

Problem Solving

  • You solve problems at their root, stepping back to understand the broader context.
  • You develop pragmatic solutions. You build flexible/scalable systems without over-engineering and choose simple, straightforward solutions over more complex ones. Where existing solutions are known, you use them.
  • You understand fundamental data structures and algorithms and know how, when and when not to use them.
  • You anticipate and prevent future problems from occurring

Basic Qualifications

  • The technical skills required for this role include strong object-oriented design and programming
  • A deep understanding of Computer Science fundamentals is essential (know those data structures and algorithms)
  • Experience working pragmatically under deadlines with operational software is highly desired
  • You enjoy building things and are curious to find how things work
  • You love solving the big and hard problems as well as make sure your service stays running

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with AWS services and server-less technologies is a plus
  • Honour’s or MSc degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics or other quantitative field is a plus
  • Understanding or experience with web based technologies is a plus. These may include HTTP, HTML 5, REST, JavaScript, JSON, AJAX, Apache, and Tomcat

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: A2183337

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