• Software Development Engineer

    Location ZA-Cape Town
    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/12/2018 10:26 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 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.

    Basic Qualifications

    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

    Preferred Qualifications

    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

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