Amazon has announced the coming expansion of its software development center in Madrid, where it has already launched the selection process to recruit 200 new employees. With this investment, the US company is looking to create a new technological development team that will work both on Kindle, its own-brand eBook, and on books in general.
The new team will be involved in developing technologies that help customers to discover, buy and read their favorite books, and other reading material such as articles and other formats. This makes Spain the third country after the United States and India where the company has decided to create a development center focused exclusively on reading-related technologies.
For customers around the world
According to Sherif Yacoub, vice president of Kindle Content Experience: “Our new team of engineers in Madrid will work on technologies that are impacting the future of reading. The functionalities developed by this new team will be available to customers around the world”. He adds: “We are very excited to have a global organization with a technology team in Madrid working on our mission of making each book, in each language, accessible to any reader in any part of the world, helping our customers read more and get more out of reading”.
For her part, Mariangela Marseglia, country manager for Amazon Spain and Italy, says: “Amazon's commitment to Spain is stronger than ever, and we are proud to be creating over 200 new technology-related jobs in Madrid. We are very excited to see how ideas developed in Spain impact the way customers read and access contents all over the world”.
Almost 5,000 employees in Spain
There are currently 270 employees working in Amazon software centers in Madrid and Barcelona. Most of them work in areas like Amazon Business, international expansion and technologies such as machine learning.
Since it arrived in Spain in 2011, the online distribution giant has created almost 5,000 stable jobs and invested over 1.1 billion euros.
Last updated: 02|08|2019