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 EC2 Compute Team in Cape Town owns the systems that are at the core of EC2. These systems are responsible for EC2 instance provisioning and managing the life cycles of instances, for example, the Run/Stop/Start/TerminateInstances APIs and a number of instance-related APIs for modifying instance attributes and describing these resources. These systems operate at a global scale and need to be highly available and responsive. This work requires innovative solutions for building complex APIs that orchestrate many dependencies synchronously and asynchronously while remaining highly available when the system is experiencing high loads. If you like challenges and solving unique problems at large scale within a distributed system environment this is the team for you.
As a Software Development Engineer (SDE) in the Compute Team you will contribute to a wide range of projects in a highly collaborative environment. The projects range from adding new features to EC2, to improving the reliability and scalability of our systems, to re-architecting/decoupling our systems so that features can be delivered more rapidly. You will become part of an industry-leading engineering team solving challenging problems at massive scale.
Contact us if you are keen to become part of the global cloud computing revolution. If you're not from Cape Town, we offer comprehensive relocation as a part of our package. Amazon is one of the leading international software companies, and Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, making this an unparalleled opportunity.
We are busy expanding our team and have multiple positions available.
· Design, implement and deploy mission-critical systems that work at the scale of the EC2 fleet
· Design, implement and deploy new features for EC2 instances
· Design, implement and deploy new solutions that enable rapid feature delivery for complex APIs
· Improve and optimize the reliability and performance of existing systems
· Ensure the smooth and stable operation of the team’s services