Cloud Support Engineer - OS Administration | Amazon- Cape Town, South Africa

Job Details:
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for talented Linux and/or Windows systems engineers. AWS has a global customer base that builds mission-critical applications using AWS services. The AWS Developer Support Team deploys talented engineers to support these customers 365 days a year, 24 hours a day from the USA, Europe and Africa.
As a Member Of The AWS Support Team Based In Cape Town You Will
· Work for the world leader in cloud computing!
· help companies take their computing infrastructure and applications into the AWS cloud
· Be surrounded by people who are wickedly smart and passionate about their work
· Be part of a team that are obsessed with how to provide world-class support to customers
· Be confronted by challenges and engineering on a scale found nowhere else
· Be a self-starter who is excited about technology · Work hard, have fun and make history!
We are seeking exceptional people with strong technical skills.
Every Day Will Bring New And Exciting Challenges On The Job While You
*.Learn and use groundbreaking technologies
*.Apply advanced troubleshooting techniques
*.Provide unique solutions to our customers' individual needs
*.Interact with leading technologists around the world
*.Work directly with Amazon Web Service architects and developers to help resolve customer issues
*.Provide feedback to other AWS teams on how to improve our services
*.Drive customer communication during critical events
As we are a global 24x7 support team, you must be open to working non-standard hours which may begin as early as 7am or finish as late as 11pm depending on your assigned schedule. You must also be prepared for a non-standard weekend which will include working either Saturday or Sunday on a regular basis. For example, a typical schedule might see you working Monday through Friday from 11 am to 19.00 pm or from Sunday through Thursday from 7am to 15.00pm or Tuesday through Saturday 7am to 15.00pm
You should be an expert (5+ years of progressive hands-on experience) in Linux and/or Windows server administration preferably looking after 100 or more servers.
You should also have strong networking and virtualization skills and experience.
What We’re Looking For
*.Excellent oral and written communication skills
*.Amazing eye for detail and ability to solve problems
*.Comfortable dealing with technical people or novices alike and can explain difficult concepts in a simple, understandable way
*.Strong technical competency
*.A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent work experience
*.Strong customer focus and experience working with customers
*.Experience in a mission-critical online, e-commerce environment serving thousands of customers is a definite advantage
*.Have a strong understanding of how to architect a large online site in the cloud
*.Like any great system administrator, you should have strong scripting skills and maybe some programming background in Java, .NET, C++, Ruby, PHP, Perl or similar...
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