Amazon Opens Development Center in Germany

Amazon expands operations in Germany, seeks highly skilled local talent to develop the next generation of Amazon technologies including key elements of the Amazon Web Services platform

(PresseBox) ( Berlin, )
Amazon today announced the creation of more than 70 software engineering jobs in Germany with the launch of Amazon Development Center Germany GmbH. The new entity will develop next generation technologies for Amazon and have locations in Berlin and Dresden. The teams will develop technologies to support the Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) cloud computing business, including hypervisors, operating systems, management tools and other applications as well as the development of machine learning technologies for use across all of Amazon's platforms.

Amazon Development Center Germany anticipates creating these new jobs across both the Berlin and Dresden locations over the next 12 months, as part of Amazon's continued investment in helping European businesses move to the cloud. Amazon already supports German companies moving to the Amazon Web Services cloud with account managers, solutions architects, technical support engineers and various other functions. This new Development Center will add software development engineers who help create the building blocks of the next generation of the cloud.

"We have always known that there is a wealth of technology talent across Germany and are looking for the most creative minds in the country to work on the next generation of technology behind our fast growing cloud computing business. Locating the development of key parts of the Amazon Web Services cloud in Germany speaks to the broad set of talent here and the investment we are making in the country," said Ralf Herbrich and Chris Schlaeger, Managing Co-Directors, Amazon Development Center Germany.

Amazon already has a presence in Berlin and the Saxony regions with customer support centers, fulfilment centers and a development team working on Amazon Web Services following the acquisition of the Peritor technology in 2012. The Amazon Development Center Germany expands this presence by adding additional highly skilled jobs into both regions.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services, Inc. provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle Paperwhite is the most-advanced e-reader ever constructed with 62% more pixels and 25% increased contrast, a patented built-in front light for reading in all lighting conditions, extra-long battery life, and a thin and light design. The new latest generation Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, now features new, improved fonts and faster page turns. Kindle Fire HD features a stunning custom high-definition display, exclusive Dolby audio with dual stereo speakers, high-end, laptop-grade Wi-Fi with dual-band support, dual-antennas and MIMO for faster streaming and downloads, enough storage for HD content, and the latest generation processor and graphics engine-and it is available in two display sizes-7" and 8.9". The large-screen Kindle Fire HD is also available with 4G wireless, and comes with a groundbreaking $49.99 introductory 4G LTE data package. The all-new Kindle Fire features a 20% faster processor, 40% faster performance, twice the memory, and longer battery life.

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