Amazon is opening its latest Software Development Center in downtown Madrid to build innovative features and services for its websites and mobile apps. This new, Madrid-based technical team will play a key role in innovating on the shopping experience of Amazon customers across its five European websites, from personalization and machine learning to advanced search and new programs and services for Amazon Prime members.

This is the second tech center that Amazon will have opened in Spain in less than a year and just the latest of many recent investments in Europe by Amazon.

The new Center will be developing services and features to be rolled out on Amazon’s websites in Europe and across the world. During 2016 Amazon plans to recruit talented professionals to work in Madrid across a range of roles, including Software Engineers, Quality Assurance Engineers, Technical Program Managers, Systems Engineers and Software Development Managers. Their work will span from front-end customer experience to back-end service technology.

“Spain represents a deep and creative engineering talent pool, and we’re thrilled to create a team of experienced engineers that can develop new features for our customers in Spain, across Europe, and around the world.”
Terry Hanold, VP of international technology

Amazon is opening its latest Software Development Center in downtown Madrid to build innovative features and services for its websites and mobile apps. This new, Madrid-based technical team will play a key role in innovating on the shopping experience of Amazon customers across its five European websites, from personalization and machine learning to advanced search and new programs and services for Amazon Prime members.

This is the second tech center that Amazon will have opened in Spain in less than a year and just the latest of many recent investments in Europe by Amazon.

The new Center will be developing services and features to be rolled out on Amazon’s websites in Europe and across the world. During 2016 Amazon plans to recruit talented professionals to work in Madrid across a range of roles, including Software Engineers, Quality Assurance Engineers, Technical Program Managers, Systems Engineers and Software Development Managers. Their work will span from front-end customer experience to back-end service technology.

“We’re at an incredibly exciting time: technologies such as mobile, social networks, machine learning, virtual reality, and new ways of delivering goods are unlocking a tremendous amount of innovation in the e-commerce space,” said Terry Hanold, VP of International Technology. “Spain represents a deep and creative engineering talent pool, and we’re thrilled to create a team of experienced engineers that can develop new features for our customers in Spain, across Europe, and around the world.”

“Since we launched Amazon.es we have not only delivered millions of packages to our customers and launched tens of new services, but also created over 800 permanent jobs in Spain to support the fast growth of our business,” said François Nuyts, Country Manager Amazon Spain & Italy.

“We are excited that many of the new programs and services that will shape the way European consumers shop in the near future will be developed from Spain – We have found great talent and incredibly innovative professionals here. Amazon’s commitment to the Spanish economy is long-term and we plan to continue investing and creating jobs across Spain”.