Senior Software Development Engineer - EC2 Service Platform

1 month agoCape Town, South Africa


Join our team of innovative Software Engineers and build the next generation service platforms for AWS, EC2 and our customers. These services are key components of the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) web service.

Our platform handles a significant load of Internet traffic generated by internal and external customers that build their solutions on EC2. On any given day we use Java, Kotlin, Typescript, Python, Ruby, Go and C++ as well as various Native AWS services and Amazon-internal tools. We don't expect you to be an expert in, or know all these technologies, but we do expect you to have strong programming fundamentals and be excited to learn about these technologies.

Our team invents, designs and builds software that is stable, scalable and performant. We write and support code that is easy to understand with solutions that are pragmatic. We keep a high bar in code reviews to ensure high quality code.

Engineers in our teams have great ownership, a drive to innovate and aim to have resounding impact in whatever we build.

As a leader in this team, you will lead the development of quality designs & solutions solving complex problems. You are able to operate with limited guidance and take a long term view of your team's services and how they fit into the broader architecture. The services that your team own are used by many teams and you will have opportunities to work and influence engineers and teams outside of your own team to build out EC2 architecture that supports Amazon scale business needs.

We follow a DevOps model and we assign projects and tasks based on what will help each team member develop into a more well rounded engineer that will enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future. This position involves on-call responsibilities. Our team values work-life balance and we respect each other's time.

As an Amazonian, you will enjoy interacting with some of the most talented engineers in our industry through breakfast talks and demos, internal communities and extensive training material that spans all aspects of our business.

We are looking for a new teammate who is enthusiastic, curious, empathic, motivated and reliable. The development opportunities are plentiful and we're only just starting to scratch the surface. If this sounds intriguing to you, then come build with us.


• Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent working experience
• 5+ years experience in a software development environment
• Proficiency in 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, Ruby, Kotlin


• Ability to work in a diverse team
• Written and verbal communication skills

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.

Client-provided location(s): Cape Town, South Africa
Job ID: Amazon-1405987

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