As it continues with its massive expansion in the UK, Amazon goes on a hiring spree for roles to fill its research and development centres.
The eCommerce titan is creating 600 jobs for its six-storey office at the Hanover Building in Northern Quarter, Manchester.
The new hires will join the company’s software engineers and machine-learning scientists in creating products and services that will benefit customers across the globe.
To expound on Amazon’s high volume hiring, Doug Gurr, country manager for Amazon UK, said:
“With the UK taking a leading role in our global innovation, we are delighted to announce plans to create capacity for over 1,000 new highly-skilled roles across the country. These are Silicon Valley jobs in Britain, and further cement our long-term commitment to the UK.”
Amazon is also hiring for more than 250 highly skilled roles that will be housed at its R&D centre in Edinburgh, while its Cambridge facility is creating 180 additional jobs.
The reason behind Amazon’s ‘Silicon Valley’ jobs in the UK
Manchester is no different to Silicon Valley as it’s home to tech savvy individuals and companies.
That’s why Amazon chose to build its new headquarters in this city, which will focus on technology for enhancing personalised shopping recommendations, machine learning tools, delivery drones, and Alexa devices among others.
Amazon has invested £9.7 billion in the country since 2010, and aims to increase its total workforce to over 27,000 – including over 6,500 roles in its corporate, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and R&D divisions – by the end of the year.
It currently operates over 100 buildings which serve as development centres, customer service centres, fulfilment centres and delivery stations.
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