Friday, October 14, 2005

Amazon's hiring

Amazon is hiring people for it's new Research Centre in South Africa. If you have development experience with the Linux Kernel, C, C++ and/or Java skills, go to www.amazon.co.za to apply.

Now, if only I can convince them to move over to Mono, I will be a shoo-in.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I applied for one of their Software Engineer jobs simply because they run everything on Linux. I'm really keen to move away from Windows but, like you, I'm a .Net developer. I dig Mono, and that looks set to be my primary dev platform at home for hobby projects :)

Unfortunately I got an email back from them saying "We are not going to process this further". Was that a 404 or something? Should I retry until my request gets processed? heehhehe ;)

10:24 AM  
Blogger Joel Basson (JStrike) said...

Well since you said that you were a .Net developer, they probably thought you didn't meet the requirements. I'm guessing that is what the "We are not going to process this further" means.

Do you know C, C++ or Java well?

12:31 AM  
Blogger Rooi Jan said...

I dealt with a personnel agent a few months ago that sent my CV to Amazon. I didn't even get "We are not going to process this further". At the time I was working for a Windows shop, but my CV shows plenty of C/C++ and Unix (but not Linux).

I'm now working for a Linux shop and is LPI certified. Should I apply again?

2:30 AM  
Blogger Joel Basson (JStrike) said...

rooi jan : Well, it is spefically kernel level Unix/Linux experience they are looking for. So if you have since then done any device driver, etc work, then you should most definatly apply

2:54 AM  
Blogger Rooi Jan said...

There are still a few things holding me back:
* No kernel/driver experience
* Don't feel much like moving to Cape Town
* Not sure about working for Americans, having worked for a British company (the Windows shop mentioned earlier) which turned out to be a disaster.
* Only four months in current job. Will be a major black mark on my CV should Amazon not work out.

I'm still thinking about it.

5:44 AM  

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