Amazon Development Centre South Africa is looking for passionate software developers to join us and help to solve a challenging set of problems in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) space.
This vacancy is for the EC2 Placement team which is responsible for optimally placing instances on the EC2 launch-path. This problem-
space is particularly interesting, as it requires us to build systems which solve multi-axis optimization problems in computationally efficient and safe ways.
Given EC2's scale, there are wide-ranging and sizeable up-sides our service enhancements.
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.
2 years of industry experience in a software development environment, including internships
Experience in any of Java, Scala, Ruby, Perl, C / C or C#
Expertise in delivering high-quality, innovative applications
Strong customer focus
Strong computer science fundamentals
Strong analytical skills with excellent problem solving abilities
BS / MS / PhD in computer science or equivalent
Experience with Linux and networking development
Knowledge of system performance methodologies along with hands on empirical monitoring
Strong desire to build, a sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
Excellent written communication and verbal agility
Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment