Bengaluru: Amazon is looking to hire more than 1,000 people, mostly software professionals, in India. The hires will cater largely to research and development for the company’s different divisions including Amazon.com, Amazon.in, the devices business, and the cloud computing division Amazon Web Services (AWS).The company told TOI that its hiring was limited only by the availability of talent in the required technologies and it was looking to hire as many as possible.
Amazon’s website listed 1,245 open positions in India on its careers page as of Wednesday evening. It has around 50,000 people on its rolls in the country. India is currently the second largest workforce centre for Amazon after the US. Globally, it has 3,41,000 employees.
“The numbers are mind boggling. We are looking at a fully functional tech organisation in India and are hiring varied skills across several job families.India is a big focus area for talent globally,” Dale Vaz, director of software development at Amazon India, told TOI. It is looking for talent in technology spheres like research scientists, data analytics, natural language processing (NLP), artificial intelligence machine learning (AIML) and Android developers.
AWS, Amazon’s most profitable business unit, is looking to hire 195 people in India. Among the open positions, 557 are in Bengaluru, 403 in Hyderabad and 149 in Chennai. “We process a lot of data and are always looking for data processing and profiling engineers,” Vaz said.
The Bengaluru centre is the largest for Amazon in India. The Chennai centre focuses on devices like Kindle and Fire. The recruitment number for Bengaluru alone is higher than for any other centre outside of the US.