Despite a recession that kicked off in late 2007 and lingered for a couple years, Amazon.com’s workforce has grown more than four fold since those dark, dark days. The Seattle-based Fortune 500 company, which began in July 1995, today has approximately 97,000 employees worldwide, many of whom are in technical roles. And the company is far from reining in its hiring. It currently has hundreds of job openings available in the U.S. from data engineers to hardware developers to software developers and other IT professionals.
Susan Harker, Amazon VP of Global Talent Acquisition, spoke to Dice about the company’s broad technical reach and what it takes to join its team. Here is what she had to say: How to Reach Out
Our careers site is a great place to start. We have a very active recruiting organization that is constantly searching for and reaching out to candidates who seem qualified for our technical roles. Amazon Corporate Office Other popular ways for candidates to connect with Amazon include on-campus recruiting events, industry leading trade shows, NIPS for machine learning scientists and the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing for women in technical fields. Finally, utilize social media such as LinkedIn and Facebook and get connected with Amazon recruiters.
Navigating Job Postings How to navigate our job postings depends on what you’re looking for. There is a wide variety of software development roles, for example, and we hire a lot of machine learning scientists to work on challenging business problems. Our job listings change frequently, as roles are filled and new roles open up. Candidates should browse, or search, our careers site for jobs that fit well with their experience and interests. They can also filter jobs by job category (e.g., IT) and by location, as well as search with keywords, so we recommend spending some time reviewing the listings and seeing which sounds the most exciting based on individual experience and interests.
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