As part of its increased investment in the UK, Amazon plans to create 1,000 new roles in research and development teams.
New Manchester office
Amazon is to create 600 jobs with a new office in Manchester city centre, which will be based in the Hanover Building in the city’s Northern Quarter and will open in 2019.
At the new office, highly-skilled teams will work on projects including software development, machine learning and research and development, to benefit Amazon’s customers around the world.
Investment in the UK
In the latest phase of UK expansion, Amazon will also hire an additional 250 high-skilled workers in its Edinburgh Development Centre. These new roles will join software engineers, machine learning scientists and user experience designers already working at the Development Centre on new advertising technology and personalised shopping recommendations.
The Cambridge Development Centre, which is home to research and development teams, is also set to receive 180 new workers. These teams bring innovation to Amazon’s global customers including Amazon Devices, Amazon Alexa, AWS, Prime Air, and core machine learning and retail systems.
Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager, said "With the UK taking a leading role in our global innovation, we are delighted to announce plans to create capacity for over 1,000 new highly-skilled roles across the country. These are Silicon Valley jobs in Britain, and further cement our long-term commitment to the UK”.