Build the systems that optimize how EC2 matches requests for Instances with the underlying compute capacity. EC2 Placement is seeking talented engineers to build the online and offline optimization systems for compute workload scheduling, and the customer capabilities to better manage those workloads. Amazon EC2 provides on-demand scalable compute capacity, and powers some of the largest services in the world. You will collaborate with a top-tier community of engineers to build systems to improve how customers are able to access EC2 compute resources.The successful candidate will have strong software engineering experience, with a passion for thinking about, building and testing distributed systems. You have an interest in how optimization techniques can be applied to large-scale problems. You have demonstrated experience working with a team to design, build and operate large-scale systems. With strong engineering fundamentals, an analytical and data-driven approach to your work, and strong communication skills, you have the ability to collaborate well to deliver results.Most of our team is based in Cape Town. Under normal circumstances, we mostly work from the office but are very flexible if you need to work from home occasionally. From time-to-time, we work with our colleagues across the world meaning we accommodate the different time zones.We rotate our on-call responsibilities which means that every 4-6 weeks, you would need to be contactable outside of office hours in order to respond if a problem arises with your service. We are very understanding of personal circumstances, and so teams always endeavour to take this into consideration when building a fair on-call roster. You can discuss in more detail with your Manager once you’ve joined.Our team is dedicated to supporting new team members. Our team has a broad mix of experience levels and Amazon tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior engineers truly enjoy mentoring more junior engineers and engineers from non-traditional backgrounds through one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth. We try to assign projects and tasks based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.We believe a diverse group of people with different background and experiences are a catalyst to generating a breadth of ideas therefore we do all we can to attract and nurture this in our team.If this opportunity sounds interesting, we would love to talk to you more about our work at AWS in Cape Town.