Amazon Development Centre South Africa is seeking a very strong technical leader to manage and grow an engineering team. This requires a thorough knowledge of what it takes to develop scalable, extensible technology, as well as how to structure and develop organizations.
This presents a significant intellectual, technical and operational challenge. AWS (Amazon Web Services) 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. We are expanding our capacity management initiatives to support high growth at large scales and create novel markets to support the computing needs of our customers.
The ideal candidate will be clearly passionate about the large opportunity that Amazon EC2 presents and about web services in general.
This person has thrived and succeeded in delivering high quality solutions in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift fast.
The position demands excellent technical skills and knowledge coupled with strong leadership, planning, and management abilities.
Knowledge and experience with one or more development methodologies, and experience developing engineering process is required.
Key responsibilities :
to-day activities of the engineering team by defining, implementing and maintaining a coherent, progressive development strategy for our product line.
Amazon.com offers a demanding, exciting and rewarding experience, with opportunities to work with the world's best computer scientists on some of the most interesting 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.
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