Google Campus, the Tech Crunch conference and more – Berlin’s startup scene is on the rise, attracting international talent from all over the world. Now, online retailer giant Amazon is advertising employment opportunities for their Berlin office.
Continued European expansion
Amazon announced they are looking to bring thousands of jobs to Germany by the end of 2017. Job opportunities are for a wide variety of skills and experience levels: “from engineers to software developers, from professional newcomers to trainees,” according to the company.
One-hour delivery, voice recognition and more
Recently, Amazon announced Prime one-hour delivery in the German capital. Prime members can simply order an item (as long as it’s in the inventory of a local stockroom) and it will be delivered within the hour. This may also redesign the way we grocery shop, as many of the items are simple food items such as bread.
They’ve also just released another new service: voice recognition from their digital assistant Alexa, and cloud solutions for business partners. And in the US, they’re looking to completely change the way we grocery shop altogether: without any cashiers or cash registers – just simply put your items in a grocery basket and it will be automatically deducted from your account. Possibly this technology may move to Germany as well?
A wide variety of job opportunities
Many of the new jobs listed are located in logistics centers throughout the country. As well, local Amazon offices and development centers. In total, the company estimates about 15,000 new jobs – all part of their larger Europe-wide expansion plan – throughout multiple branches such as Amazon Marketplace, Web Services and Kindle Direct Publishing.
According to Amazon, this will be a record number of recruitment for the company to accomplish within the year.
Amazon Germany’s country manager, Ralf Kleber states: “With innovative new services like Prime Now delivery within an hour, the speech recognition of [digital assistant] Alexa, or cloud solutions for business partners, Amazon is offering exciting new jobs for people with different qualifications and career experience.”
English speakers wanted, too
Like many of the companies in Berlin’s startup scene, Amazon is also looking for employees to have strong English language skills. Many job opportunities are located in Munich or Berlin, with the posting written in English, asking for strong skills in both English and German. Some other positions, such as graphic designers, are listed in English with no language preferences listed.
If you think this could be an interesting job opportunity, make sure to check out their listings – amazon.de/jobs.