Sr. Software Dev Engineer, Kumo Development Team

Posted on July 20th, 2021 | 74 days left to apply | 62 views

Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 100+ fully featured services to millions of active customers around the world—including the fastest-growing start-ups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies and organizations. AWS Customers are continuing to leverage AWS Services for applications ranging from exploratory to targeted innovative solutions to business-critical systems.Kumo is the software engineering organization that scales AWS’s support capabilities. Amazon’s mission is to be earth’s most customer-centric company and this also applies when it comes to helping our own Amazon employees with their everyday IT Support needs. Our team is innovating for the Amazonian, making the interaction with IT Support as smooth as possible. We achieve this through multiple mechanisms which eliminate root causes altogether, automate issue resolution or point customers towards the optimal troubleshooting steps for their situation. We deliver the support solutions plus the end-user content with instructions to help them self-serve. We employ machine learning solutions on multiple ends to understand our customer's behavior, predict customer's intent, deliver personalized content and automate issue resolution through chatbots.In our team, engineers have 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. Our SDEs use a variety of open source technologies, native AWS services as well as services internal to AWS. We code mostly in Java, JavaScript and Ruby (RoR), and build on technologies powering the web such as Angular/Bootstrap, Node and Elastic Search as well as a broad range of in-house Amazon Cloud technologies and native AWS technologies, such as Route53, Lambda, API gateway, AppSync, KMS, AWS Connect, Lex, Kendra, Redshift, QuickiSight and DynamoDB.Our team is growing and hiring software development engineers at all levels. Depending on the level, you will demonstrate knowledge in the following disciplines at varying levels:Software Development· You recognize and adopt best practices in software development engineering: design, testing, version control, documentation, build, deployment, and operations.· You write high quality, maintainable, and robust code· You have a working knowledge of basic UI technologies, frameworks and concepts including HTML 5, REST, jQuery, AJAX, CSS3, SOA, Responsive design· You can define APIs and integrate them into usable interfaces· You understand how web applications work, perform and scale. You are comfortable with troubleshooting and problem analysisProblem Solving· You solve problems at their root, stepping back to understand the broader context.· You develop pragmatic solutions. You build flexible/scalable systems without over-engineering and choose simple, straightforward solutions over more complex ones. Where existing solutions are known, you use them.· You understand fundamental data structures and algorithms and know how, when and when not to use them.· You anticipate and prevent future problems from occurring

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· The technical skills required for this role include strong object-oriented design and programming· A deep understanding of Computer Science fundamentals is essential (know those data structures and algorithms)· Experience working pragmatically under deadlines with operational software is highly desired· You enjoy building things and are curious to find how things work· You love solving the big and hard problems as well as make sure your service stays running

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Experience with AWS services and server-less technologies is a plus· Honour's or MSc degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics or other quantitative field is a plus· Understanding or experience with web based technologies is a plus. These may include HTTP, HTML 5, REST, JavaScript, JSON, AJAX, Apache, and Tomcat‘’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 and 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.’’

Amazon.com, Inc. is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington, which focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is considered one of the Big Five companies in the U.S. information technology industry, along with Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook. The company has been referred to as "one of the most influential economic and cultural forces in the world", as well as the world's most valuable brand.
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