Amazon Web Services (AWS) has opened a new office in Johannesburg to support growing customer demand and continue its investment in South Africa.
The group said that the new office will support South Africa’s burgeoning cloud market, and provide a range of services to organisations of all sizes, including startups, enterprises, and public sector agencies to help them innovate, lower information technology costs, and accelerate migrations to the cloud.
Amazon first established its presence in South Africa in Cape Town in 2004. In 2017, the Amazon global network expanded to Africa through AWS Direct Connect and, in 2018, AWS launched Amazon CloudFront locations in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
In 2020, Amazon further reinforced its commitment to Africa when it launched Africa (Cape Town) Region, the first AWS Infrastructure Region in South Africa.
The AWS Region enables businesses and government organisations of all sizes to create remote working platforms, build cloud applications, and store their data locally, while reaching end users across Africa with even lower latency.
“Johannesburg offers an incredible talent pool of highly skilled and creative people. It is home to many notable South African enterprises leading the way in digital innovation as well as fast-growing startups,” said Chris Erasmus, country manager at AWS.
“We have seen increased adoption of AWS technology in the country, which has fueled the need to service our customers from their centre of operations. The new office will support customers to innovate, lower their IT costs, and grow their organisations by leveraging the cloud.”
Amazon is hiring
Amazon has 241 job opportunities in South Africa, 32 of which are in Joburg. They include:
- Cloud Application Architect
- Senior Software Development Engineer
- Software Development Engineers
- Lead Development Representative
- AWS Head of Education Sales
- Enterprise Solutions Architect
- Full-stack Engineers
- AWS Partner Development Manager
- Territory Manager
- Account Managers for Startups, Enterprise and Technical
- Partner Trainers
- Customer Solutions Manager
- Solutions Architects
- Senior Consultants
- Business Development Manager and Engagement Managers for the Public Sector
For more information on the jobs and how to apply, visit Amazon AWS’ careers page.