System Development Engineer
Amazon.com
Cape Town, ZA
7d ago

Amazon Development Centre South Africa is looking for passionate, experienced Systems Engineers to join us and help to solve a challenging set of problems in a space packed full of opportunities.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-

end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. The Cape Town based Development Center plays a key role in building the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is the web service that is pioneering cloud computing by providing resizable compute capacity in the cloud.

It gives any developer complete control of their computing resources and lets them run on Amazon’s proven computing environment.

We are continuing to build the team in order to expand on our feature set and manage our rapidly increasing scale.

The EC2 User Experience (UX) team is responsible for the Web Interface (https : / / console.aws.amazon.com / ec2 / home) which is used by customers to manage all aspects of their EC2 instances.

The major focus of the UX team is to streamline the user experience for customers managing very large numbers of resources.

As a systems engineer in the team you will contribute to a wide range of projects in a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment.

The projects range from adding new features to EC2, improving the reliability and scalability of our systems, to re-architecting / decoupling our systems so that features can be delivered more rapidly.

You will become part of an industry-leading engineering team solving challenging problems at massive scale. A key requirement in this role will be your ability to automate systems and processes.

If working in a vibrant and delivery focused environment interests you, this is the perfect role.

Your responsibilities will include :

  • Tooling to automate the management and monitoring of large web fleets
  • Expand the fleet of web servers
  • Manage consistency across servers
  • Manage and improve server replication configurations
  • Performance tuning of servers
  • Diagnose and resolve problems
  • General web management functions
  • General systems engineering functions
  • 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.

  • At least a degree or diploma in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge and appreciation of web standards
  • Between 2 and 5 years of practical systems engineering experience
  • How do I fit in as a candidate?

    A successful candidate :

  • is focused on the customer
  • cares about achieving stretch goals
  • delivers high-quality, innovative solutions
  • has strong analytical skills and problem solving abilities.
  • wants to build; has a sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
  • has good verbal and written communication.
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