• Senior Software Development Engineer - EC2 Placement Data Team

    Location ZA-Cape Town
    Posted Date 2 years ago(4/21/2017 12:47 AM)
    Job ID
    Amazon Development Centre (South Africa) (Proprietary) Limited
    Position Category
    Software Development
    South Africa
  • Job Description

    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 new EC2 Placement Data team, which is tasked with building and owning a data-plane for EC2 Placement. The team will utilize performance-optimized streaming to pull real-time data from multiple sources; join it; and vend it to our instance placement engine with minimized staleness. The team will also vend the data to support innovation of our simulation, prototyping, ML, and warehousing systems. Given EC2's scale, there are wide-ranging and sizeable up-sides to this initiative.

    Basic Qualifications

    • 5+ years of industry experience in a software development environment
    • Experience in any of Java, Scala, Ruby, Perl, C/C++ or C#
    • Experience in data persistence or streaming
    • Expertise in delivering high-quality, innovative applications
    • Strong customer focus
    • Strong computer science fundamentals
    • Strong analytical skills with excellent problem solving abilities

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
    • Experience in building high-performance real-time data processing systems.
    • Experience with Linux, Git, and Java.
    • 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

    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.

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