India is currently the second largest workforce centre for Amazon after the US. Globally, it has 3,41,000 employees.
Amazon is looking forward to hire more than 1000 software professionals in India. The workforce is required to research and develop company’s different divisions such as Amazon.in , Amazon.com , the devices business, and the cloud computing division Amazon Web Services (AWS).The company also claimed that is short of talent in this field and hence will try to hire as many talented people it can from India.
Amazon's website listed 1,245 open positions in India on its careers page. It has around 50,000 people on its rolls in the country. Dale Vaz, director of software development at Amazon India says, “The numbers are mind boggling. We are looking at a fully functional tech organization in India and are hiring varied skills across several job families. India is a big focus area for talent globally."
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.
This venture of amazon is surely expected to increase job opportunities in this sector, leading to the development of our nation.