Software Development Engineer
Cape Town, ZA
5d ago

Amazon Development Centre South Africa is looking for passionate software developers 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 Centre plays a key role in building the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).

Amazon has a fast-paced environment where we Work Hard, Have Fun, Make History. You'll be part of a world-class team in a fast-

paced environment that has the entrepreneurial feel of a start-up. This is an opportunity to operate and engineer systems on a massive scale.

You'll be surrounded by people who are wickedly smart and believe that world class service is critical to customer happiness.

This team is responsible for the development and operation of core infrastructure that launches hundreds of thousands of EC2 instances every day and manages millions of resources.

As a Software Development Engineer (SDE) in this team you will contribute to a wide range of projects in a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment.

Contact us if you are keen to become part of the global cloud computing revolution. If you're not from Cape Town, we offer comprehensive relocation as a part of our package.

Amazon is one of the leading international software companies, and Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, making this an unparalleled opportunity.

We are busy expanding our team and have multiple positions available.


  • Design, implement and deploy mission-critical systems that work at the scale of the EC2 fleet
  • Design, implement and deploy new features for EC2 instances
  • Design, implement and deploy new solutions that enable rapid feature delivery for complex APIs
  • Improve and optimize the reliability and performance of existing systems
  • Ensure the smooth and stable operation of the team’s services
  • Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Experience with Ruby, Java or C / C++.
  • Experience with Linux development.
  • Demonstrated capability for innovation.
  • Experience with Ruby, Java or C / C++.
  • Experience with Linux development.
  • BSc / MSc in Computer Science or related degree, or studying towards such a degree
  • Strong analytical skills with excellent problem solving abilities.
  • Strong desire to build, sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
  • Excellent written communication and verbal agility are strong assets.
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