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  • Posted: Feb 6, 2020
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  • Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want - low prices, vast selection, and convenience - Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform.


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    Front-End Engineer - Kumo Development Team

    Description
    At Amazon Web Services (AWS) we believe that work should be a fun place where you can hone your natural talents. We believe in people taking Ownership of their space, and driving initiatives with all their creativity to Deliver Results for our Customers. If this sounds like the place you would like to work, send us your Resume/CV. You will be surrounded by people who are smart and passionate about cloud computing and supporting our customers.
    Kumo is our software engineering organization that helps us scale the support capabilities of AWS. As such we build various tools and experiences for both external and internal customers. As a team we are customer led and are busy reimagining what compelling user experiences look like for our customers.
    The Front End Engineer position requires in-depth knowledge of design and development of web/mobile user interfaces and interactive applications. You should have experience with agile methodologies, working experience with at least one high level or scripting language, and experience building scalable and robust user interfaces. Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks (like VueJs, Angular or React) would be a plus. You will own the end-to-end design of major deliverables, working closely with a team of SDEs to execute them. This is a high visibility and fast-paced environment where you will make a direct impact on the customer experience and the bottom line of the company.

    Some Of The Things That We Look For

    • Modern web development experience. Technologies and frameworks like JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML5, Angular, React, Redux, NPM, Grunt, SASS, CSS, Responsive Design.
    • Track record delivering front-end software that is correct, stable, performant, secure, and accessibility compliant.
    • Able to solve difficult software and UX problems with some ambiguity. Works hard to collect information to avoid solving the wrong problem and mitigate UI risks early in the process to avoid feature delays. Can decompose a problem into clear software and UX design actions.
    • Proficient in a broad range of software design approaches and common UX patterns. Knows when (and when not) to use front-end software design patterns (e.g., asynchronicity, data binding, modules, MV*, objects, promises).
    • Can articulate the risks and benefits of depending on front-end libraries, frameworks, and toolsets.
    • Able to dive into the source code of front end libraries to debug, patch, and extend them when necessary

    e.g., command pattern, uni-directional data flow, two-way data binding e.g., Model-View-Controller (MVC) or Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM)

    • Proficient in view layout and rendering technologies (e.g., responsiveness, progressive enhancement, browser/device support). Knows when it is appropriate to make graceful fallbacks.
    • Knowledge of engineering and operational excellence best practices.
    • Understands how to optimize the delivery of code and assets (e.g., images, fonts) to a browser or device (e.g., lazy loading assets, using CDNs, caching, compression, etc.).
    • Understands the implications of introducing dependencies.
    • Understands how to be efficient with resource usage (e.g., application impact on memory and CPU, caches appropriately, respectful of customer’s devices, etc.).
    • Knows how to instrument software with real user metrics to reflect the customer experience.

    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.

    Basic Qualifications

    • 5+ years professional experience building customer facing web applications
    • Proficiency using modern web development technologies and techniques like JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML5, Angular, React, Redux, NPM, Grunt, SASS, CSS, Responsive Design etc.
    • Experience developing web-based user interfaces for mobile and desktop.
    • Solid understanding of software development methodologies and processes.
    • Bachelor's degree in web development, software engineering, computer science, or equivalent professional experience.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience building large-scale modern web applications
    • 5+ years professional experience in software or web development
    • Experience developing dynamic interfaces with the latest libraries and frameworks (e.g. React)
    • Understanding of web services technologies such as REST, HTTP 2, JSON-based RPC on the backend & front-end.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced and agile development environment and to learn new frameworks/stacks
    • Strong customer focus, ownership, urgency, and drive
    • Passion for building a rich and innovative user experience

    Company - Amazon Dev Centre South Africa
    Job ID: A1003736

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    Software Development Engineer - Kumo Development Team

    Description
    Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 100+ fully featured services to millions of active customers around the world—including the fastest-growing start-ups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies and organizations. AWS Customers are continuing to leverage AWS Services for applications ranging from exploratory to targeted innovative solutions to business-critical systems.
    A key deciding factor for our customers in choosing AWS is the quality and reliability of the support they receive. AWS Support provides global technical support to a wide range of customers as they build mission-critical applications on top of the full breadth of AWS services across a range of technical domains including: compute, storage, networking, security, database, big data, analytics, and mobile services.
    Kumo is the software engineering organization that scales AWS’s support capabilities. Kumo engineers work on a range of interesting challenges, like (a) providing timely and personalized information about availability of AWS resources, (b) self-service ways to solve problems in using AWS resources, and (c) efficient case management for fast and complete resolution of cases.
    Kumo 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 Python, and build on technologies powering the web such as Angular, 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, KMS and DynamoDB.

    Kumo South organization is based in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa.
    Depending On The Level, You Will Demonstrate Knowledge In The Following Disciplines At Varying Levels
    Kumo teams are growing and hiring software development engineers at all levels.

    Software Development

    • You recognize and adopt best practices in software development engineering: design, testing, version control, documentation, build, deployment, and operations.
    • You write high quality, maintainable, and robust code, often in Java, Python, JavaScript, Angular and Ruby.
    • You have a working knowledge of the latest UI technologies, frameworks and concepts including HTML 5, REST, jQuery, AJAX, CSS3, SOA, Responsive design
    • You can define APIs and integrate them into usable interfaces

    Web Development

    • You understand the trade-offs between usability, performance, internationalization and localization, cross-browser compatibility, obfuscation and optimisation, and cutting-edge user interface implementation
    • You understand how web applications work, perform and scale. You are comfortable with troubleshooting and problem analysis

    Problem Solving

    • 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 understand fundamental data structures and algorithms and know how, when and when not to use them.
    • You anticipate and prevent future problems from occurring

    Basic Qualifications

    • The technical skills required for this role include strong object-oriented design and programming in Java.
    • A deep understanding of Computer Science fundamentals is essential (know those data structures and algorithms)
    • Experience working pragmatically under deadlines with operational software is highly desired.
    • 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

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with AWS services and server-less technologies is a plus.
    • 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.

    ‘’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 and 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.’’
    Company - Amazon Dev Centre South Africa
    Job ID: A1003731

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    Financial Analyst - Accounting - Luxembourg based

    DESCRIPTION

    This role will be based in our European Headquarters in Luxembourg.

    Amazon is seeking a highly analytical, creative and forward-thinking Financial Analyst to become a key member of its Accounting organization. The role is based in Amazon's European head office in Luxembourg and has responsibility for the controllership and accounting function in support of its EMEA operations. The accounting flows are operated in multiple legal entities with involvement of a number of stakeholders in different locations.
    In addition to the accounting and reporting responsibilities, the individual will drive cross-border projects and develop best practice in processes and controllership on an international level.
    Candidates for this position will be expected to demonstrate they were top performers at their level, who thrive in a challenging workplace environment, and can actively contribute to supporting our growing activity in Europe.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Conducting monthly, quarterly and yearly closing activities for European entities under US GAAP within relevant deadlines;
    • Preparation and review of monthly balance sheet account reconciliations;
    • Leading financial statement reviews under Local GAAPs
    • Preparation of various deliverables to support both internal and external financial reporting needs, including analytic commentary and the preparation of supplementary financial analysis for management and other stakeholders;
    •  Working closely with business partners in the EU, and globally, to maintain efficient and compliant accounting processes, effective controls and identify process improvement opportunities;
    • Actively participating in improvement initiatives, standardization, re-engineering of processes and controls, and implementation of best practices, working closely with systems teams and demonstrating strong understanding of financial accounting systems;
    • Actively participating in cross functional project launches from scoping through testing and launch;
    • Conducting thorough analysis of complex accounting issues and preparing US and Local GAAP technical position papers.

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    • University degree in business/economics/accounting;
    • Must hold CPA, ACCA, or similar credentials
    • Minimum of 5+ years of experience with an emphasis on accounting, preferably, partly gained within one of the 'Big4' combined with an experience of working for a medium to large international company, in a fast-paced and changing environment;
    • Experience working with IFRS or US GAAP and in the preparation of financial statements;
    • Demonstrable ability to work to tight deadlines on critical projects
    • Detail-oriented yet able to reflect on and understand the big picture;
    • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Fluent in business English;
    • Solid organizational, project management skills, and information technology aptitude;

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    •  Knowledge of Oracle Financial Applications
    • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
    • Experience in using SQL is a plus
    • Must be comfortable working in cross-functional teams and in a fast paced company

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