This position is inside the Cloud Manager Team, which owns the services responsible for the transactions of creating, modifying, and terminating EC2 Instances. The team is also responsible for driving instances to their intended state, as well as the contract with instance resources such as EBS Volumes and AMIs. We're thus a pivotal team in EC2, and we're hiring!If successful, you will be responsible for the development and operation of core EC2 control-plane infrastructure that launches hundreds of thousands of EC2 instances every day and manages millions of resources. As a Software Development Engineer in this team you will contribute to a wide range of projects in a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment. You will become part of an industry-leading engineering team solving challenging problems at massive scale.We are a diverse team which is is dedicated to supporting new members. We’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy mentoring more junior members. This includes both helping to onboard new hires, and supporting continued career growth. We try to assign projects and tasks that will help each team member to develop their skills, allowing them to take on more complex tasks as they progress.We operate from the Amazon Development Center South Africa, in the heart of the beautiful city of Cape Town. If you're not from Cape Town, we offer comprehensive relocation as a part of our package.
· 5+ years of industry experience· Experience with a programming language such as Java, Perl, or C/C++· BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent· Strong Computer Science fundamentals· Strong analytical skills with excellent problem solving abilities· Expertise in delivering high-quality, innovative applications
· Experience in a Linux environment· Working knowledge of relational databases and back-end programmingAmazon 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.