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Software Development Engineer

Software Development Engineer

Job ID 
ZA-Cape Town
Posted Date 
Amazon Development Centre (South Africa) (Proprietary) Limited
Position Category 
Software Development
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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 position is in the team that is responsible for managing resources and AMI metadata. As such, we’re core to EC2’s proper functioning, and key to EC2’s ability to deliver novel customer-features. The team’s problem-space is particularly interesting, as it requires us to build systems that are robust and fully scalable

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.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Customer focus
  • 5+ years of industry experience
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.
  • Experience with Java, Ruby, Perl or C/C++.
  • Expertise in delivering high-quality, innovative applications
  • Analytical skills with excellent problem solving abilities.
  • Knowledge of system performance methodologies along with hands on empirical monitoring

Preferred Qualifications

How do I fit in as a candidate?

We are looking for an experienced back-end software development engineer who is passionate about building great products in the context of a diverse, multi-functional and independent team.

A successful candidate:

  • is focused on the customer

  • cares about achieving stretch goals

  • delivers high-quality, innovative applications

  • has strong analytical skills and problem solving abilities.

  • wants to build; has a sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.

  • has good verbal and written communication.

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