Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent degree or experience2+ years experience in Systems Adminstration and DevOps2+ years of experience with Linux/Unix tools and architecture2+ years of experience building automated tools in Python, Java and/or Ruby
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 one of the most 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 Systems Development Engineer (SysDE) in this team you will have the particular focus on introducing and improving automation in order to drive up the resiliency and drive down the operational costs of the team's services. This will include identifying and resolving issues, as well as automating and improving repetitive processes. You will become intimate with the architecture of our systems and be responsible for diving deep into code, while developing solutions for our customers and services. You will operate in a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment, solving challenging problems at massive scale.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.
Strong desire to build, sense of ownership, urgency, and driveExcellent written communication and verbal agilityDemonstrated capability for innovationAmazon 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.