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Software Development Engineer, Kumo Development Team

Software Development Engineer, Kumo Development Team

Job ID 
ZA-Cape Town
Posted Date 
Amazon Development Centre (South Africa) (Proprietary) Limited
Position Category 
Software Development
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Job Description has built a reputation for excellence with most recent examples being named #5 most admired company in the US, #2 most innovative, and #1 in Customer Service. Amazon’s technology business is carrying on that tradition while leading the world in Cloud technologies. With Amazon Web Services (AWS) you have the chance to help businesses take their computing infrastructures and applications into “the Cloud”. As a member of the Kumo Development Team, you will be at the forefront of this transformational technology. You will be surrounded by people that are wickedly smart and passionate about cloud computing. The AWS Support Technology Platform (Kumo) Development Team develops applications used by our global list of customers and internal AWS teams. The team is a self-standing P&L with the ability to drive both Free Cash Flow and world class customer experience.

The Kumo Development Team is looking for a software development engineer to drive improvements around the following key areas; our public facing AWS Support Web Service, Automated Proactive Remediation and Data Analytics.

Work in our platform will provide the opportunity to contribute to the complete vertical stack of an SOA based system, which is horizontally connected to most systems in the larger Amazon ecosystem. Areas include business intelligence, web service implementation, database design, web based applications, UI design and usability and accessibility optimization.

Developers in this position will use a variety of mainstream and open source technologies like Java, C++, Linux, Perl, Javascript, MySQL, as well as in-house Amazon Cloud technologies.

Basic Qualifications

  • The technical skills required for this role include strong object-oriented design and programming in Java or C++.
  • Understanding and experience with web based technologies is essential. These may include HTML, HTTP, Javascript, JSON, AJAX, Apache, Tomcat, Ruby on Rails.
  • Experience working pragmatically under deadlines with operational software is highly desired.
  • Project management experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Mastery of SQL skills (MySQL or Oracle) is a plus
  • Data modeling is a plus
  • Bachelor's degree required in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or other quantitative field


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