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India, most important tech destination for Amazon outside the US

The company employs over one lakh professionals in India across diverse areas from engineering, supply chain, content creation, marketing, video, and others

As digitization continues to remain high on the government agenda, India has emerged as the second-largest technology hub for Amazon globally.  The current scenario is also powering innovations not only for customers in India but also globally.

Speaking at Amazon India Career Day, Amazon Global Senior Vice President and Country Head India Amit Agarwal said the e-commerce company employs over one lakh professionals in India across diverse areas from engineering, supply chain, content creation, marketing, video, and others.

“India is also the second-largest technology hub for Amazon globally, with some of the most talented software developers, product managers, machine learning scientists, and research scientists as part of the team,” he said.

The teams are powering innovations not only for India but also for customers globally, building services that practically touch every aspect of the customer journey with Amazon, he added.

Agarwal cited the example of its team in Bengaluru that has built a cloud-based warehouse management system to help sellers streamline their warehouse operations, and ship orders to customers fast and reliably.

“While this service launched in India first, it is now being used by selling partners worldwide to serve millions of customers. Another team developed a vision-based information extraction capability used to automate identity verification, helping streamline the new seller onboarding experience worldwide,” he added.

The company had started its Development Centre in Bengaluru in 2003.
The executive pointed out that AWS India teams are working on the AWS Applications Lab in partnership with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

Amazon has also helped bring technology to strengthen India’s societal infrastructure. A case in point is Alexa, spouting schools in a remote town in central India and enabling students to engage with Alexa in Hindi, and improving their grasp of math, science, English, and general knowledge.

Meanwhile, Amazon is planning to hire more than 8,000 people across 35 cities in India this year. These job openings are spread across corporate, technology, customer service, and operations roles in cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Noida, among others.

Agarwal said the company believes that building a culture that is “welcoming and inclusive” is integral to diversity, and it has numerous initiatives to attract the best builders out there.

He added that Amazon’s global scale and local momentum over the last few years has uniquely positioned it to play a critical role as a catalyst in fueling India’s transformation.

The inaugural edition of the Amazon India Career Day brought together Amazon leaders and employees to share what makes Amazon an exciting workplace. Amazon has also launched ‘Virtual Recruiter’, an Alexa skill that will enable interested candidates to access relevant information about the company.

The newly launched skill will make it easy for candidates aspire to join Amazon to get information about the company’s interview process, policies, and also custom guides and training resources that will prepare them better for their selection process. The company employs over one lakh professionals in India across diverse areas from engineering, supply chain, content creation, marketing, video, and others

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