Amazon today announced plans to hire 1,800 new corporate and technology employees at its Canadian offices in 2021, including its Vancouver and Toronto Tech Hubs.
The 1,800 new hires will support teams across Amazon, including AWS, Alexa, Amazon Advertising, and Retail and Operations Technology.
The hiring numbers announced today are tied to previous growth announcements, including last year’s announcement of 3,500 new jobs in Toronto and Vancouver.
“Amazon is proud to create good jobs that provide opportunities for employees to develop new skills and grow their careers while innovating on behalf of customers,” said Jesse Dougherty, Amazon VP and Vancouver site lead.
Amazon ranked #2 on Forbes World’s Best Employers list and was recognized as one of British Columbia’s Top Employers in 2021.
Software development engineers applying to Amazon will benefit from Best Fit, a new way to find the job that best fits a candidate’s interests and skills. Amazon offers candidates choice and reverses the process: instead of having job applicants do their own research about which teams they would like to join, Amazon’s teams pitch future employees the roles that they have open.
“We are inventing new ways for candidates of all backgrounds to easily access the job that will help them grow,” said Alfonso Palacios, Vice President of Recruiting at Amazon.
Candidates interested in software engineering jobs at Amazon only have to apply once and are automatically considered for positions in this field across many teams within the company. Candidates describe their ideal job, including their tech stack (the set of technologies used to build a web or mobile application) and domains of interest, their preferred location, and the kind of team they are looking for.
After passing an online assessment and interviews, they are presented with multiple matches—both in the fields they prefer, and in new areas where they could be successful.
Candidates looking for a one-stop resource for software development engineer jobs at AWS can visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/teams/aws-software-development-engineer.