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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. 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. Our engineers thus tackle some of the most complex challenges in large-scale computing.

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 smart and passionate about cloud computing. If you are interested in any of these vacancies, please go to https://www.amazon.jobs/en/locations/cape-town-south-africa.

Practice your problem-solving skills with one of our mind-bending challenges here.

Elastic is the world’s leading software provider for making structured and unstructured data usable in real time for use cases like search, logging, security, and analytics. Founded in 2012 by the people behind the Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash open source projects, the Elastic Stack, X-Pack, and Elastic Cloud have had more than 100 million cumulative downloads to date. Elastic is backed by Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, and NEA with headquarters in Amsterdam and Mountain View, California, and offices and employees around the world. To learn more, visit www.elastic.co.

Microsoft South Africa’s mission is to empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more. The breadth and depth of our mission unlocks unprecedented opportunity as technology transforms every industry and has the power to make a difference in the lives of everyone. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create and speaks to our new worldview which is rooted in the intelligent edge and intelligent cloud. The intelligent edge is the interface between the cloud and the real world. It is the layer of mobile devices we use to access the data in the cloud, speeding up the processing power of the internet of things, helping this new world to react faster to changing conditions, and become more efficient. Our Business applications, Applications and Infrastructure, and Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions, are designed to help accomplish effective digital transformation, by empowering employees, engaging customers, optimising operations and transforming products. Through gaming, Modern Life, and Modern Workplace we are driving quality engagement to create empowered experiences.

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company and global leader in networking products and services, acquired local startup Cape Networks in 2018. As Cape Networks we had a big vision to improve the way the Internet works for everyone. We built a small team of skilled engineers and designers in Cape Town and a product that won us Best Startup of the year from Wi-Fi NOW.

Today, our product is the fastest growing in the Aruba portfolio and our Cape Town-based team is recognised as being at the leading edge of design thinking and execution. We are growing our team, building new products, and scaling our systems to meet a >100x surge in demand during the next 12-18 months.

Dimension Data is a global systems integrator and managed services provider for Hybrid IT. Founded in 1983, Dimension Data is now a USD 8 billion global leader in designing, optimising, and managing today’s evolving technology environments. This enables its clients to leverage data in the digital age, turn it into information, and extract insights. It also allows clients to build more valuable relationships with their own customers, embrace the new ways people want to work, and navigate a landscape of ever- changing security threats. Headquartered in Johannesburg, with 28,000 employees across 47 countries, Dimension Data brings together the world’s best technology provided by market leaders and niche innovators. The company provides the service support that its clients need for their businesses – from consulting, technical, and support services, to a fully-managed service. Dimension Data serves organisations from multiple industries. Its long-term partnerships with the leading technology companies give these clients access to the world’s best technological knowledge and resources, along with the global platforms and processes to help them be more effective and efficient. As a proud member of the NTT family, Dimension Data invests heavily in innovation, which has led to over 100 prestigious industry awards for its commitment to driving excellence and innovation. Visit us at http://www2.dimensiondata.com.

The Takealot Group – a young, fast growing group of South Africa’s leading e-commerce companies: Takealot.com, Superbalist.com and Mr D Food.

We offer a dynamic working environment with great people and a promise that you won’t be bored, as long as you’re up for a challenge and want to contribute to something great.

We work hard, have fun, take ownership, and are always open to direct feedback and new ideas for where we can improve. Our teams are smart, entrepreneurial, solutions-orientated and completely customer-centric.

Everyone works together with the shared ambition of building the Takealot Group into the leading e-commerce company in Africa. We’re short on ego and high on output, doers as well as thinkers and we LOVE what we do.

Our Engineers are involved in the full software life cycle, from design and development to ownership and maintenance. Our fast-paced, agile deployment cycle means we can iterate quickly and deploy improvements for our customers every day.

Who are we?

We are first and foremost a financial service company, but we also see ourselves as leading technologists.

What do we do?

We build software solutions that make our clients' and our own lives easier.

What tech do we use?

Our environment contains a diverse range of technologies. Our backends consists of APIs written in Scala and Golang with our frontends developed in React. We make use of a Microservices architecture that can enable continuous deployment through the likes of Gitlab, Docker and Kubernetes. It is less about the tools and rather the people who help craft and develop these infrastructures of tomorrow, so we generally look for Full Stack developers and testers that are tech agnostic and can utilise the right tool for the job.

At Equal Experts we help organisations achieve great things – processing millions of transactions per day in government; building top-5 mobile apps for iOS and Android; launching startups with lean, elegant technology and much, much more.

We’re a community of over 800 experienced consultants (across eight countries, five continents), comprising user researchers, designers, strategic thinkers, product people, BAs, developers, architects, QAs, devops and more – all bound by our shared set of values.

Our network model means experienced, pragmatic people are always invited to join us (even if you’re not looking for an imminent move). Once in the network you’re part of our community, and we’ll keep you informed of new developments and opportunities. When the time is right, we’ll work quickly to find you new challenges – always working with experienced, like-minded practitioners, and helping us achieve even greater things.

Learn more at www.equalexperts.com or get in touch at [email protected].

Luno’s main mission is to upgrade the world to a better financial system. We make it safe and easy to buy, store and learn about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Decentralised cryptocurrencies will fundamentally change how the world views and uses money, and we are part of this evolution!

Our team currently consists of 150-200 mission-driven people with roots in companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon and we operate on a global scale with a presence in Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, South Africa and Europe.

With us, every problem is met with a solution built on scalability! We have grown our engineering team by 200% in the last year, and adapted our architecture to accommodate 50 contributors across one version of code - adopting a micro-services strategy to an event-based architecture.

Be part of the change: www.luno.com

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Estalea’s mission is to create additional technology upstarts and grow them into prosperous, enduring companies. Using our proven model of business acceleration, we furnish the capital, technology, executive and financial expertise, product development, and marketing tools needed to ensure that each of our operating companies thrives in its given marketplace. From compelling and successful web properties to game-changing convergent technologies, we are building tomorrow’s technology leaders today.

Impact is a marketing technology company helping brands grow by optimizing their paid marketing and media spend.

The Impact platform was designed to respond to marketers' demands for simplicity, transparency, performance, and confidence to drive growth through marketing. Impact's platform is the first native integration of leading solutions to stop ad fraud, enable more confident decisions through media measurement, attribution, and mix optimization, and create new performance partnerships, including with influencers and strategic partners.

Founded in Santa Barbara, CA in 2008, Impact has grown to over 375 employees and ten offices globally including Cape Town, across the United States, Europe, and Asia.

To learn more, visit www.impact.com.

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