Amazon to create 2,000 UK jobs this year
Amazon is to create 2,000 new jobs in the UK in 2019 as it looks to take its total permanent workforce in the country to more than 29,500 by the end of the year.
The new positions will include roles for engineers, software developers, data scientists, and cloud and machine learning experts. There will also be some entry-level positions.
Over 170 of the jobs will be based at Amazon’s development centres in Cambridge, Edinburgh and London.
In Cambridge teams help to build and improve the knowledge systems within Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service.
Meanwhile, the Edinburgh team works on innovations that power Amazon’s capabilities in advertising technology, personalised shopping recommendations, product relationships, and talent management. The team has recently been speaking at re:MARS, a new global AI event from Amazon, about how it has reinvented personalised shopping recommendations using deep learning technology.
Amazon’s London development centre employs software engineers and computer programmers working on its global Amazon Video service to support product development and design for ‘living room devices’, web and mobile applications.
In addition, Amazon is expanding teams at its London head office and fashion photography, its new corporate office in Manchester and at various delivery stations across the country. It is also recruiting staff for its network of fulfilment centres.
Doug Gurr, Amazon UK country manager, said: “We are delighted to be able continue to invest and grow our UK business. The UK is a fantastic hub for global talent and the exciting, innovative work that takes place here benefits Amazon’s customers around the world.”
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