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Title Senior Systems Engineer
Salary Salary : Highly Negotiable for the Right Candidate + Sign on Bonus + Shares
Location Cape Town
Job Information

Amazon Development Centre South Africa is looking for passionate, experienced systems engineers to join us and help to solve a challenging set of problems in space packed full of opportunities. 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.

 

The ideal candidate will be clearly passionate about the large opportunity that Amazon EC2 presents and about web services in general. Do you have an excellent working knowledge of

networking, advanced troubleshooting, performance analysis, and OS

architecture? Are you driven to solve problems through automation? Are you excited by challenges ranging from sub-millisecond latency problems all the way up to managing millions of machines, or sifting through billion row databases looking for patterns?

 

If you said yes to any or all of these questions we want to talk to you.

 

Successful candidates must

  • Have 5+ years experience managing systems in a Linux-based networked environment.
  • Be able to operate in high pressure environment and successfully handle multiple priorities.
  • Have an in-depth knowledge & experience of Linux.
  • Excellent communication, prioritization and analytical skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of server hardware and software troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge of system performance methodologies along with hands on empirical monitoring.
  • Experience deploying or managing large scale distributed Linux environments is an advantage.
  • Be proficient with one or more of perl, ruby, python, shell scripting
  • Understand Internet and operating system security fundamentals.
  • Understand TCP/IP networking, architecture and core technologies (DNS, LDAP, NFS, FTP, etc.)
  • Skilled at operating at all levels of the system stack, from hardware through kernel and up to the operating system and network.
  • Possess a strong desire to build, and a sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.

Amazon 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.

 

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Title System Engineer
Salary Highly Negotiable for the Right Candidate + Sign on Bonus + Shares
Location Cape Town
Job Information

Amazon Development Centre South Africa is looking for passionate, experienced systems engineers to join us and help to solve a challenging set of problems in space packed full of opportunities. 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.

 

The ideal candidate will be clearly passionate about the large opportunity that Amazon EC2 presents and about web services in general. Do you have an good working knowledge of

networking, advanced troubleshooting, performance analysis, and OS

architecture? Are you driven to solve problems through automation? Are you excited by challenges ranging from sub-millisecond latency problems all the way up to managing millions of machines, or sifting through billion row databases looking for patterns?

 

If you said yes to any or all of these questions we want to talk to you.

 

Successful candidates must

  • Have 5+ years experience managing systems in a Linux-based networked environment.
  • Be able to operate in high pressure environment and successfully handle multiple priorities.
  • Have good knowledge of the Linux stack with experience managing it in a work context
  • Excellent communication, prioritization and analytical skills.
  • Solid knowledge of server hardware and software troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge of system performance methodologies along with hands on empirical monitoring.
  • Experience deploying or managing large scale distributed Linux environments.
  • Be proficient with one of perl, ruby, python, shell scripting
  • Understand Internet and operating system security fundamentals.
  • Understand TCP/IP networking, architecture and core technologies (DNS, LDAP, NFS, FTP, etc.)
  • Possess a strong desire to build, and a sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.

Amazon 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

 

Apply Now


Title Senior Software Development
Salary Highly Negotiable for the Right Candidate + Sign on Bonus + Shares
Location Cape Town
Job Information

Amazon Development Centre South Africa is looking for senior software developers to join us and help to solve a challenging set of problems in space packed full of opportunities. 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.

 

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.

 

The following will help ensure a successful application

  • Strong customer focus
  • 5+ years of industry experience
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.
  • Linux operating system development (at the kernel and device driver level)
  • Experience with Ruby, Perl, Java or C/C++.
  • Experience with Linux development.
  • Expertise in delivering high-quality, innovative applications
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent (PhD a plus)
  • Strong analytical skills with excellent problem solving abilities.
  • Knowledge of system performance methodologies along with hands on empirical monitoring
  • Strong desire to build, sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
  • Excellent written communication and verbal agility are strong assets.

Amazon 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.

 

Apply Now


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