Amazon Vacancies 2023 in Cape Town, Western Cape, SA – Software Development Engineer

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The Amazon EC2 team is seeking a Software Development Engineer to create beautiful customer facing products and innovate to improve experiences for millions of users. The EC2 Console Development team is based in Cape Town, South Africa and builds and operates the web-based AWS EC2 Console, one of the most widely used AWS consoles.

Our mission is to enable our customers to learn, build, deploy, monitor and manage their EC2 infrastructure. We use rich data drawn from customer and product research as well as real time analytics to monitor and anticipate our customers’ needs. We then design and build innovative solutions for our customers using the latest web based technologies.

In this role, your key focus extends to developing new features and making improvements for the EC2 console, working closely with your team, product managers and UX designers to build web-based products that delight our customers.

In your first few months in the EC2 Console your days will be focused on designing and developing new features, you’ll join your team’s on-call rotation, helping to support the console and improve our tooling and monitoring systems.

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so that you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work. We engage with colleagues all over the world, meaning we accommodate different time zones. We rotate our on-call responsibilities within our development teams, which means that you would need to be contactable outside of work hours every 4-6 weeks.

Key job responsibilities

  • Produce clean, efficient code
  • Fixing and improving existing software
  • Work with developers to design algorithms
  • Verify and deploy programs and systems
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing software
  • Recommend and execute improvements
  • Create technical documentation for reference and reporting

About The Team

Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects 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.

Basic Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent working experience
  • 1+ years of industry experience in a software development environment
  • Good understanding of Computer Science fundamentals, including data structures, object-oriented design, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis.
  • Proficiency in at least one modern programming language, such as Java, Python, Javascript,
  • Nice to have – working knowledge of Typescipt, NodeJS

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to learn new languages and technologies
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Resourcefulness and troubleshooting aptitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Persistence when solving a problem
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task effectively

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.

Company – Amazon Dev Centre South Africa

Job ID: A2182886



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