Amazon Careers South Africa – Software Engineer

Website Amazon

Job Description:

In our team, engineers have 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. Our SDEs use a variety of open source technologies, native AWS services as well as services internal to AWS. We code mostly in Java, JavaScript and Ruby (RoR), and build on technologies powering the web such as Angular/Bootstrap, Node and Elastic Search as well as a broad range of in-house Amazon Cloud technologies and native AWS technologies, such as Route53, Lambda, API gateway, AppSync, KMS, AWS Connect, Lex, Kendra, Redshift, QuickSight and DynamoDB.

Job Responsibilities:

  • You have a working knowledge of basic UI technologies, frameworks and concepts including HTML 5, REST, jQuery, AJAX, CSS3, SOA, Responsive design
  • You anticipate and prevent future problems from occurring
  • You write high quality, maintainable, and robust code
  • You understand fundamental data structures and algorithms and know how, when and when not to use them.
  • You recognize and adopt best practices in software development engineering: design, testing, version control, documentation, build, deployment, and operations.
  • 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 can define APIs and integrate them into usable interfaces
  • You understand how web applications work, perform and scale. You are comfortable with troubleshooting and problem analysis

Job Requirements:

  • A deep understanding of Computer Science fundamentals is essential (know those data structures and algorithms)
  • The technical skills required for this role include strong object-oriented design and programming in Java.
  • You enjoy building things and are curious to find how things work
  • You love solving the big and hard problems as well as make sure your service stays running

Qualification & Experience:

  • Honour’s or MSc degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics or other quantitative field is a plus
  • Understanding or experience with web based technologies is a plus. These may include HTTP, HTML 5, REST, JavaScript, JSON, AJAX, Apache, and Tomcat
  • Experience working pragmatically under deadlines with operational software is highly desired.
  • Experience with AWS services and server-less technologies is a plus

Job Details:

Company: Amazon

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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