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Amazon Doubles Tech Hub Workforce in San Diego


Amazon logoAmazon is doubling its technical workforce in the San Diego area with the addition of 300 jobs in software development, machine learning, cloud computing, and digital entertainment. It announced Wednesday it’s opening a new 85,000-square foot office in the California city.

Amazon’s Tech Hub in San Diego develop software systems that power AmazonFresh, Prime Now, Amazon Web Services (AWS), supply chain tech, and prevent fraud and abuse on Amazon. They recently played a key role in the launch of Whole Foods Market pickup and delivery via Prime Now, Alexa features for grocery shopping, and data-driven and machine learning innovations to further protect Amazon customers.

Additionally, the Amazon Game Studios team located in San Diego is in the process of creating a new game world that will harness AWS’s cloud computing services and Twitch to connect players worldwide.

Amazon has 17 Tech Hubs and over 17,500 corporate and tech employees across North America outside of Seattle, and it has over 575,000 employees worldwide.

Over the past seven years, the company has invested more than $160 billion in the US, including corporate offices, development and research centers, fulfillment infrastructure, and compensation to its employees.

SOURCE: Amazon Press Release

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