Amazon

Senior Software Development Engineer

3+ months agoCape Town, South Africa

DESCRIPTION

EC2 API Dynamics owns EC2 instance launch times end to end. We use rich data drawn from services across EC2 to monitor and understand our customer's launch experience. As an engineer on our team, you'll help us to understand our customers launch experience by benchmarking performance, running experiments, detecting anomalies and discovering patterns in how customers interact with us. You will also make improvements in collaboration with teams across EC2. You'll get to use data science tools and techniques, and program in various languages that primarily include Java and Python.

Work/Life Balance
Most of our team is based in Cape Town. Under normal circumstances, we mostly work from the office but are very flexible if you need to work from home occasionally. From time-to-time, we work with our colleagues across the world meaning we accommodate the different time zones.

On-Call Responsibility
We rotate our on-call responsibilities which means that every 4-6 weeks, you would need to be contactable outside of office hours, however, due to the team largely focusing on investigations and monitoring, this rarely happens.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new team members. Our team has a broad mix of experience levels and Amazon tenures, and we're building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior engineers truly enjoy mentoring more junior engineers and engineers from non-traditional backgrounds through one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth. We try to assign projects and tasks 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.

Inclusive Team Culture
We believe a diverse group of people with different background and experiences are a catalyst to generating a breadth of ideas therefore we do all we can to attract and nurture this in our team.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

• Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent working experience
• 5+ years of industry experience in a software development environment
• Strong 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, C#, Python, Javascript, Scala, Kotlin

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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.