Amazon currently has 38,453 open roles posted on Amazon.jobs career site and according to a company spokesperson this may be the most ever.
Amazon is seeking everyone from hourly warehouse workers to top-paid machine-learning experts, underscoring the breadth and scope of the company’s operations and ambition. The listings provide a rough map of Amazon’s near-term growth priorities across businesses and geographies.
Amazon’s ongoing hiring follows a year when its global workforce grew by 150,500 people, or more than 23%. It finished 2019 with 798,000 full- and part-time employees.
Amazon’s Seattle headquarters, where it already has more than 50,000 employees, remains the location of the plurality of job openings, and by a large margin. There were nearly 11,785 openings listed in Seattle.
Behind Seattle, Amazon is growing the most in Bangalore, India and then Vancouver where there are currently 1,030 open roles. Toronto breaks Amazon’s top 20 cities in the #18 spot with 373 open roles.
Vancouverites are well aware that Amazon has come to town after they signed a deal to occupy the largest parcel of office space in the city’s core. The e-commerce giant will take up the full city block where the old Vancouver Post Office stood.
Amazon’s labor needs, particularly for in-demand technology professionals, can boggle the mind. The company had more than 10,859 jobs listings in ‘software development’, the largest single category.
Of the 1,030 open roles in Vancouver, 862 are software development roles and 490 of those positions are with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Other departments hiring software developers in Vancouver include Economics Technology, Alexa Household Organization, Consumer Payments, and Middle Mile Transportation Technology.
Interested in learning more about Amazon in Vancouver? Meet them in-person at the Tech Talent Vancouver job fair on February 20th at the Vancouver Convention Centre – West.