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Amazon Development Centre South Africa is looking for passionate software developers to join us and help to solve a challenging set of problems in space packed full of opportunities. Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. The Cape Town based Development Center plays a key role in building the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is the web service that is pioneering cloud computing by providing resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It gives any developer complete control of their computing resources and lets them run on Amazon’s proven computing environment. We are continuing to build the team in order to expand on our feature set and manage our rapidly increasing scale. The ideal candidate will be clearly passionate about the large opportunity that Amazon EC2 presents and about web services in general. This person has thrived and succeeded in delivering high quality solutions in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift fast. If you’re looking to solve problems ranging from efficient resource allocation in the face of imperfect information, building touchless automation to manage millions of machines, or sifting through billion row databases looking for patterns then drop us a line. Amazon.com offers a demanding, exciting and rewarding experience, with opportunities to work with the world’s best computer scientists on some of the most interesting problems. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a dynamic and rapidly growing cloud computing business within Amazon. We provide developers and their organizations with building block web services that allow them to innovate faster and to operate their software more cost-effectively. These services-in-the-cloud include on-demand compute capacity, storage, content delivery, querying of structured data, message queuing, and more.   AWS Kumo development team is working on 4 different, green field projects including customer facing applications. The space lends itself to be cutting edge and intellectually stimulating as we are tackling new boundaries in the cloud computing space. Some of the challenges facing the team are in big data, social apps, machine learning and data mining. We are filing for multiple patents in this area and has room for lot more to be filed. You will be surrounded by people that are wickedly smart and passionate about cloud computing. The team is a part of a self-standing P&L group with the ability to drive both Free Cash Flow and world class customer experience. We have a need for a software development engineer who thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. This individual will have the responsibility to: Develop software services that are designed to adapt to the evolving businesses of Amazon while improving customer experience, as well as the quality and productivity of our operations teams. Develop a platform that will provide 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. Areas include business intelligence, web service implementation, database design, web based applications, UI design and usability and accessibility optimization. Build relationships with existing and potential internal customers to understand their individual requirements and demonstrate how products can add value to their business. Developers in this position will use a variety of mainstream and open source technologies like Java, C++, Linux, Perl, Javascript, Oracle, as well as in-house Amazon technologies. ** For more information on AWS, please visit http://aws.amazon.com **

The EC2 UX Team develops the EC2 and VPC websites (or Consoles as we call them) designed to provide a simple way to provision instances, networks and a broad set of application services in the Cloud over the Internet. Our Consoles allow you to use what you need, when you need it. Choose from multiple instance types, operating systems, and software packages. Configure the memory, CPU and storage optimal for your choice of operating system, application and business need. Interact with instances in the Cloud as if it was your own onsite bare metal machine, while retaining full control. With the EC2 and VPC Consoles, IT resources are only ever a click away. You can stop your instance while retaining your data, copy it to another region and then restart it again. Attach network interfaces, create snapshots, and control security all from a web browser. If this sounds exciting to you, and you have exceptional web development skills, we may have the perfect opportunity waiting for you. The ideal candidate should be obsessive about creating the perfect user experience for millions of users and strive for continuous improvement. Creating the perfect user experience on the web requires a blend of technical knowledge, customer obsession and agility. Our web systems need to be extremely responsive and highly scalable.  If working in a dynamic and delivery focused environment interests you, this may be the perfect role for you. You will need to demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge in the following disciplines: Web Development: You understand the trade-offs between usability, performance, internationalization and localization, cross-browser compatibility, obfuscation and optimisation, and cutting edge user interface implementation You have a working knowledge of UI design principles and are able to apply style guides to new interface use cases. You regularly work in collaboration with UI designers on website interface and interactivity You understand how web applications work, perform and scale. You have superb troubleshooting and problem analysis skills Software Development You recognize and adopt best practices in web development engineering: design, testing, version control, documentation, build, deployment, and operations. You write high quality, maintainable, and robust code, often in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, that function well across browsers. You have a working knowledge of the latest UI technologies, frameworks and concepts including HTML 5, REST, jQuery, AJAX, CSS3, SOA, Responsive design In an MVC software model, your work is primarily focused on the view of the application, and occasionally the controller. You are a heavy consumer of APIs, focusing highly on integrating them into usable interfaces. You will occasionally do API definition. Problem 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 User Experience:  Design and implement features that enable screen readers to interpret what is displayed on the screen for a visually impaired user You recognize and utilize user interface design patterns to solve business problems with highly accessible and usable web applications. You build an understanding what users do and why they do it to ensure the solution meets their needs and is fit for purpose.

Amazon Development Centre South Africa is seeking a very strong technical leader to manage and grow an engineering team. This requires a thorough knowledge of what it takes to develop scalable, extensible technology, as well as how to structure and develop organizations. This presents a significant intellectual, technical and operational challenge. AWS (Amazon Web Services) provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. The Cape Town based Development Center plays a key role in building the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is the web service that is pioneering cloud computing by providing resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It gives any developer complete control of their computing resources and lets them run on Amazon's proven computing environment. We are continuing to build the team in order to expand on our feature set and manage our rapidly increasing scale. We are expanding our capacity management initiatives to support high growth at large scales and create novel markets to support the computing needs of our customers. The ideal candidate will be clearly passionate about the large opportunity that Amazon EC2 presents and about web services in general. This person has thrived and succeeded in delivering high quality solutions in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift fast. The position demands excellent technical skills and knowledge coupled with strong leadership, planning, and management abilities. Knowledge and experience with one or more development methodologies, and experience developing engineering process is required. Key responsibilities: Translation of complex functional and technical requirements into detailed project plans and schedules manage the day-to-day activities of the engineering team by defining, implementing and maintaining a coherent, progressive development strategy for our product line. Responsible for the over-all systems development life cycle Delivery of quality applications on-time and on-budget Management and execution against project plans and delivery commitments Management of departmental resources, staffing, and enhancing and maintaining a best- of-class engineering team Evolution of the software engineering practice within the organization, including better reporting, tools, and evolution of development methodology Work closely with the architects to develop the best technical design and approach for product development Maintain current technical knowledge to support rapidly changing technology · Continue to build an effective development organization by driving the recruiting and hiring of senior level engineers, developing and managing the group, and conducting performance reviews of team members Create and execute appropriate quality plans, project plans, test strategies and processes for development activities in concert with business and project management efforts. Develop and execute unit testing strategy and processes. Drive and manage the bug triage process, represent development team in project meetings to ensure efficient testing and bug fixing process, and be an effective advocate for the development group Report on status of product quality to management, customer support and product teams via rigorous execution of detailed plans and accurate reporting of test cases executed, bugs discovered, bugs fixed, etc. Amazon.com offers a demanding, exciting and rewarding experience, with opportunities to work with the world's best computer scientists on some of the most interesting problems. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer.