Software Development Engineer
Amazon.com
Cape Town, ZA
3d ago

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking talented engineers to join the EC2 Slingshot team to build the systems that allow teams to run their services at Amazon scale.

Amazon EC2 provides on-demand scalable compute capacity, and powers some of the largest web services in the world. You will collaborate with a top-

tier community of engineers to understand the unique needs of EC2, and build the tools and services that allow Amazon to manage a rapidly expanding global footprint.

The successful candidate will have strong software engineering experience, with a passion for automating all the things. You will have demonstrated skills in building large-

scale systems, a solid understanding of the fundamentals, and the judgement to use the right tool for the job. You are forward-

thinking about areas like infrastructure-as-code and immutable infrastructure. We move fast and work closely together on small teams to solve big problems.

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.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 3+ years’ professional software development experience
  • Experience with Java, C# or other object-oriented language, and with scripting languages like Ruby or Python
  • Experience working in a Linux-based environment
  • Experience with relational and NoSQL databases
  • Strong customer focus, written and verbal communication skills and analytical abilities
  • 5+ years’ professional software development experience, with demonstrated results building and managing large volume and high throughput distributed systems in large-
  • scale distributed Linux environments

  • Technical leadership experience, and demonstrated abilities in understanding an ambiguous problem domain and working with a team to deliver robust and maintainable solutions to customers
  • Experience working with Amazon Web Services or other cloud provider
  • Experience with working with or building systems to manage infrastructure as code
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