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Amazon Expands in Europe Starting with Irish Engineers

Amazon typically announces its plans for new fulfillment centers for housing inventory, but this week it made an announcement about a different area of growth. The company made it known it’s expanding its engineering activities in Ireland with the creation of 500 new high-tech jobs.

And it won’t stop with Ireland – the latest recruitment drive is part of Amazon’s plans to create several thousand more new jobs in Europe.

The new “highly-skilled” roles include data center technicians, software engineers and customer support staff among others, to be hired over the next two years at a number of Dublin facilities.

Dublin engineers support new technology for Amazon’s retail operations, devices, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). According to RTE, Amazon already employs 1,700 people at a number of locations in Dublin and Cork.

In the company’s announcement, Amazon Ireland General Manager Jeff Caselden said, “Some of our most exciting creations we have at Amazon stem from the work we do here for our customers.”

The new roles currently being recruited include: Software Development Engineers, Network Development Engineers, Data Centre Engineering, Support Engineers, Systems Engineers, Optical Deployment Engineers, Security Specialists, Big Data Specialists, DevOps Engineers, and a range of technical management positions.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.