Amazon is Hiring in Cape Town

Amazon is Hiring in Cape Town

Amazon Cape TownOnline retail giant Amazon is on a hiring spree in South Africa.

The company has only maintained a small presence in Africa since its founding 25 years ago, but is expected to change that with an ‘African region’ segment in the first half of 2020.

Cape Town will serve as the headquarters, and the company is looking for qualified staff.

Amazon has had a presence in South Africa since 2004, and even recently moved into a new 8-floor building. It is thought that their local operations revolve around AWS, and not the retail business they are best known for.

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AWS is their cloud computing platform, where small and large companies outsource all their computing, hosting and transactional work to Amazon.

Amazon has listed for 118 positions, among them software developers, support engineers, infrastructure managers, UX designers, data scientists and security experts.

Being multilingual is an added advantage, as most of the positions call for Dutch and German speakers.

AWS has another office in Johannesburg, opened in 2015.

They have also infrastructure points of presence in Cape Town and Johannesburg, as part of the 138 points of presence they have across the world.

This means that local AWS clients like Absa, Old Mutual, Pick n Pay and Standard Bank will be able to store their data inside South Africa.

You can find the full list of available positions in Cape Town here.

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