Amazon is now offering an in-office role.
In Office: Employees will be office based for the majority of their time. Employees on an in-office work pattern will be assigned a desk in an Amazon building. Employees will be required to reside within a commutable distance of the office they are assigned to (Nairobi).
Amazon Web Services is the market leader and technology forerunner in the Cloud business. As a member of the AWS Support team you will be at the forefront of this transformational technology, assisting a global list of companies and developers that are taking advantage of a growing set of services and features to run their mission-critical applications. As a Cloud Support Engineer, you will act as the âCloud Ambassadorâ across all the cloud products, arming our customers with required tools & tactics to get the most out of their Product and Support investment.
Would you like to use the latest cloud computing technologies? Do you have an interest in helping customers understand application architectures and integration approaches? Are you familiar with best practices for applications, servers and networks? Do you want to be part of a customer facing technology team helping to ensure the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a leading technology organization?
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM A LIFE AT AWS?
Every day will bring new and exciting challenges on the job while you:
Â· Learn and use groundbreaking technologies.
Â· Apply advanced troubleshooting techniques to provide unique solutions to our customers' individual needs.
Â· Interact with leading engineers around the world.
Â· Partner with Amazon Web Services teams to help reproduce and resolve customer issues.
Â· Leverage your extensive customer support experience to provide feedback to internal AWS teams on how to improve our services.
Â· Drive customer communication during critical events.
Â· Drive projects that improve support-related processes and our customersâ technical support experience.
Â· Write tutorials, how-to videos, and other technical articles for the developer community.
Â· Work on critical, highly complex customer problems that may span multiple AWS services.
WHY AWS SUPPORT?
First and foremost, this is a customer support role â in The Cloud.
On a typical day, a Support Engineer will be primarily responsible for solving customerâs cases through a variety of customer contact channels which include telephone, email, and web/live chat. You will apply advanced troubleshooting techniques to provide tailored solutions for our customers and drive customer interactions by thoughtfully working with customers to dive deep into the root cause of an issue.
Apart from working on a broad spectrum of technical issues, an AWS Support Engineer may also coach/mentor new hires, develop & present training, partner with development teams on complex issues or contact deflection initiatives, participate in new hiring, write tools/script to help the team, or work with leadership on process improvement and strategic initiatives.
Career development: We promote advancement opportunities across the organization to help you meet your career goals.
Training: We have training programs to help you develop the skills required to be successful in your role.
We hire smart people who are keen to build a career with AWS, so we are more interested in the areas that you do know instead of those you havenât been exposed to yet.
Support engineers interested in travel have presented training or participated in focused summits across our sites or at specific AWS events.
As we operate on a follow-the-sun model, with Support sites located globally, working hours and days are based on customer demand and may include weekends.
We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:
Good depth of understanding in Hadoop Administration, support and troubleshooting (Any two applications: Apache Spark, Apache Hive, Presto, Map-Reduce, Zookeeper, HBASE, HDFS and Pig.)
Good understanding of Linux and Networking concepts
Intermediate programming/scripting skills. Ideally in Java or Python, but will consider experience in other Object Oriented and Functional languages.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with multi-tasking ability. Should be a self-starter who is excited about learning new technology.
Open to working non-standard hours (no night shifts) including a Sun-Mon or Fri-Sat weekend
Strong troubleshooting skills
Bachelorâs degree in Information Science / Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field
Proficient in Hadoop Map-Reduce and its Eco System [ Hive, HBASE, Spark, Presto etc.].
Python and shell scripting
Good understanding of distributed computing environments
Customer service experience / strong customer focus
Experience building docker images and troubleshooting container related issues
Prior working experience with AWS - any or all of EC2, S3, EBS, EMR
Experienced with Linux system monitoring and analysis (disk management, memory management, permissions etc.)
Good understanding of Networking concepts and protocols (DNS, TCP/IP, DHCP, HTTPS, etc.)
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