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.
takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for highly talented Software Development Engineers to join our team in Cape Town. We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard working people to join us. We offer a great working environment with even cooler people and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you're up for a challenge and want to build something great. Graduate Software Developer Training Programme: The graduate training programme at takealot.com will prepare you for software development in takealot.com’s large-scale and fast-paced environment. Over the course of 10 weeks you will be receive training on a variety of areas such as Python development, MySQL, QA as well as several in-house built frameworks. You will be given the opportunity to shadow all business units, including a visit to our impressive Cape Town warehouse. You will be given lectures, labs and projects. Experienced mentors will be available throughout this programme. After your graduation ceremony, all of our engineering teams will present their open positions for your consideration. Once successfully in your new team, you will be involved in the full software life cycle, from the requirements gathering, design and development to ownership and maintenance. Our fast-paced agile deployment cycle means we can iterate quickly and deploy improvements for our customers on a daily basis. You will have the opportunity to contribute throughout the company to make takealot.com even more awesome. We seek to employ Exceptional Minds, people who are: Experts at DOING, they can not only design but also execute; Analytical, able to use data to make decisions. Competitive. Curious. Always questioning the status quo; Not averse to risk; Business smart. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input; Self directed, taking action based on own initiative; Collaborative. Thorough; User focused, always trying to understand a product from the users perspective; Able to communicate clearly and not afraid to voice an opinion, no matter how unpopular.
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.