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Amazon has a thriving technical centre in Cape Town! This is the centre where Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) was first created in 2005. In 2006 the Cape Town team launched Amazon EC2. In 2012, Amazon started building an AWS Support group based in Cape Town.

The Cape Town based Development Centre still plays a key role in developing and running the majority of Amazon EC2’s core.  Amazon EC2 forms part of Amazon Web Services (AWS), which provide developers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform. It provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers. Our simple web service interface allows developers to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. It provides them with complete control of their computing resources and lets them run on Amazon’s proven computing environment.

In addition, our Kumo Development team owns the services and user interfaces required to deliver various AWS Support features to our customers. The team builds applications that encompass a variety of technical areas such as Information Retrieval, Data Mining, and building scalable systems that close the last mile gap with AWS Customers like Netflix. An example application is AWS Trusted Advisor which performs data mining for customers and gives precise recommendation on cost optimization, security, fault tolerance and performance. In this team you will work across all AWS Customers from big & diverse enterprises to small customers as they move their infrastructure to the cloud. You will get firsthand experience interacting across all AWS services such as EC2, RDS, S3, Redshift, DynamoDB and others. Being an innovative solution in the industry, first of its kind for cloud computing, complex AWS Services and immense amounts of data makes our problems very challenging.

The Cape Town AWS Support team provides global technical support to external customers, helping them build mission-critical applications using AWS services such as EC2, S3 and RDS.

The Amazon Development Centre in Cape Town, South Africa is seeking a number of talented software engineers, system engineers, technical managers and team leads who can work in an environment that is technically demanding, agile and believes in delivering high quality products to our customers. You will be surrounded by people that are wickedly smart and passionate about cloud computing..  If you are interested in any of these vacancies, please go to the Job opportunities page.

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