Job creation driven by expanding Berlin offices to focus on innovations such as Machine Learning and Amazon Web Services (AWS) and supporting services like Amazon Fresh, Alexa or Prime Video.
Amazon is looking for a wide range of qualifications, from engineers, software developers, linguists and logistics experts, with all permanent employees benefiting from competitive pay and benefits, such as a pension scheme, disability insurance and company stock options.
Munich - Amazon is planning to create more than 2,000 new permanent positions this year across its corporate offices and development centers as well as in its fulfillment centers, bringing the total number of employees to over 18,000 by the end of 2018 in Germany. The company is looking for job starters as well as experienced professionals from a range of backgrounds, such as engineers, software developers, linguists and logistics experts, to operations managers, engineers, HR and IT specialists in its fulfilment centers.
In 2018, Amazon is expanding existing locations like its corporate head office in Munich, as well as opening up a number of new ones: for example, the Berlin office will be expanded to focus on innovation and technologies such as Machine Learning, including a new location at the centrally located Alexanderplatz, which will support AWS. The investments will enable Amazon to continue to improve its services for customers like Amazon Fresh, Alexa or Prime Video.
“We are developing important innovations for our customers in Germany and Europe. That is why we are looking for employees who are enthusiastic about working with the topics of the future and acting entrepreneurially," says Ralf Kleber, Country Manager Amazon.de. “We are still at Day One: We are at the beginning of the possibilities that digitization opens up for us, and we are offering a whole range of exciting jobs in this environment.” Just recently, LinkedIn ranked Amazon third in the list of “Top Companies” for Germany among those companies where employees want to work. In addition, in the latest trend survey conducted by Manager Magazine, graduates in economics ranked Amazon among the top 15 favorite employers.
Amazon has over 30 sites in Germany, including two Amazon offices, eleven logistics centers, several seller and service centers, Amazon Web Services data centers (AWS), as well as four research and development departments. The latter support the development of innovations for different company divisions, e.g. for websites, apps, digital media, devices, software used for speech recognition technologies, Prime Air or Cloud Services. Amazon has invested more than €8 billion into the German economy since 2010.
In addition to the positions at Amazon itself, partners who are using the company's infrastructures are also creating new jobs. German small and medium sized enterprises (SME) employ more than 75,000 people in Germany to run their sales activities on Amazon Marketplace. These SME selling on Amazon Marketplace achieved export sales of more than €2.1 billion last year.
"The success of small businesses and individuals selling through Amazon is very important to us: We are growing together with them, and they help us meet the needs of our customers," says Kleber. “Thus Amazon not only supports its own employees in their professional careers, but also the small businesses that are growing revenues and creating jobs by going digital.”
All permanent Amazon fulfilment center employees receive competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package starting on day one. Amazon also offers benefits such as monthly bonuses, an additional bonus payment during the holiday season and restricted stock units. A life and occupational disability insurance, a company pension fund as well as employee discounts are also available. All German fulfillment centers have a canteen, which offers healthy and inexpensive meals, subsidized by Amazon.
Amazon also offers employees an innovative program called “Career Choice” that provides funding for adult education, offering to pay 95% of tuition and associated fees for nationally recognized courses, up to €8,000 over four years.
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