Amazon advertising over 200 jobs in South Africa — including work from home positions

Amazon is advertising over 200 jobs in South Africa, including technical, customer service, human resources, and business development positions.

Amazon has been growing its presence in South Africa over the last few years and plans to build a large new office in River Club, Cape Town, to accommodate this growth.

Cape Town has close links with the technology giant since South African Chris Pinkham built a team to develop Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) in the city in 2004.

The success of the Cape Town office gave the company the confidence to open a customer service operation in Cape Town in 2010.

Amazon then expanded its presence in South Africa by opening an AWS office in Johannesburg in 2015.

This was followed by the launch of Amazon CloudFront locations in Johannesburg and Cape Town in 2018. In 2020, Amazon launched an AWS region in Cape Town.

Many South African organisations are now using AWS for their cloud needs, including the Tshwane University of Technology, Sentech, and the Department of Social Development and Social Services Agency.

Industry speculation suggests that Amazon is now shopping around for warehouse space in South Africa.

The company could be looking to enter the local ecommerce sector, but this has not been confirmed.

Jobs in South Africa

Amazon’s growth in South Africa is excellent news for the local economy. It creates jobs, builds skills, and increases taxes.

Since Amazon announced in June 2020 that it is hiring 3,000 new customer service agents in South Africa, it has consistently advertised new positions.

However, the tech and retail giant is not only looking for customer support agents.

The company is currently advertising over 200 jobs in South Africa, which include:

  • 55 in operations, IT, and support engineering.
  • 52 in software engineering.
  • 24 in customer support.
  • 14 in solution architecture.
  • 12 in human resources.
  • 10 in project and programme management.
  • 10 in sales, advertising, and account management.
  • 6 in business development.

Most of these jobs are in Cape Town and Johannesburg, but there are also many positions where employees can work from home.

Applicants interested in work-from-home positions must have an existing and dedicated uncapped fibre line that supports 10Mbps upload speeds and 5Mbps download speeds.

People with ADSL, LTE, and Wi-Fi connections are not eligible for these roles.

Detailed proof of connectivity will be required. The Internet account must be in the applicant’s name at their home address, and it should confirm it is a fibre connection with a minimum 10Mbps speed.

Applicants must also be South African citizens, permanent residents, or hold the legal right to work in South Africa.

The table below provides an overview of some of the latest positions available from Amazon in South Africa. For the complete list of vacancies, visit this page.

Amazon jobs in South Africa
Jobs Application link
Software development
Software Development Engineer — EC2 Click here for details
Full-stack Engineer Click here for details
Software Development Manager Click here for details
Software Development Engineer Graduate — 2022 Click here for details
Software Development Engineer Internship — 2022 Click here for details
 
Operations, IT, & Support Engineering
Chief Engineer Click here for details
Cloud Support Engineer — Databases Click here for details
Operations Manager, AWS Support Escalation Management Click here for details
Cloud Support Engineer (Linux) Click here for details
Data Flow Analytics — Cloud Support Engineer Click here for details
IT Logistics Manager Click here for details
Operations Manager Click here for details
 
Customer Service
Workflow Manager Click here for details
Technical Customer Service Associate Click here for details
AWS Customer Service Team Manager Click here for details
 
Human Resources
Technical Recruiter Click here for details
HR Program Manager Click here for details
AWS HR Regional Partner Click here for details
Learning & Development Manager — South Africa Click here for details
Program Manager B-BBEE Click here for details
 
Sales, Advertising & Account Management
Enterprise Account Manager — South Africa Click here for details
Territory Manager Click here for details
Business Development (Pursuit) Manager — Public Sector Click here for details
Senior Consultant Click here for details
Enterprise Service Manager Click here for details
 
Solutions Architect
Migration, Consultant Click here for details
Sr. Partner Solutions Architect Click here for details
Technical Account Manager Click here for details
Cloud Infrastructure Architect Click here for details
 
Project/Program/Product Management – Non-tech
Real Time Analyst Click here for details
B-BBEE Management Control (MC) and Socio-Economic Development (SED) Program Manager Click here for details
Senior Consultant, Advisory Click here for details
Enterprise Service Manager — Financial Services Click here for details
 
Data Science
Data Scientist Click here for details
 
Others
AWS Trust and Safety Team Manager Click here for details
Trust and Safety Associate — Abuse Investigation Click here for details
Senior Social Media Manager, Prime Video South Africa Click here for details
Senior Manager, Science, EC2 Placement Science Click here for details
Applied Scientist — EC2 Placement Click here for details

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