Amazon to expand Austin tech hub
Amazon is expanding its Austin, Texas Tech Hub and creating 800 new tech jobs in fields ranging from software and hardware engineering, research science and cloud computing.
The company says that together with its customer fulfillment facilities, it has created more than 22,000 full-time jobs in Texas and since 2011 has invested over $7 billion in the state, including infrastructure and compensation to its employees.
“In the last four years, we have created more than a 1,000 jobs in Austin,” said Terry Leeper, general manager of Amazon’s Austin Tech Hub. “With a strong pool of technical talent in Austin and a dynamic quality of life, we are excited to continue to expand and create more opportunity in this vibrant city.”
Amazon’s Austin Tech Hub is one of the company’s 17 North American Tech Hubs – a network of development centers in addition to Amazon’s Seattle and Northern Virginia headquarters. Together, these Hubs have more than 20,000 employees, building new products and services for Amazon customers around the world. Austin-based teams primarily focus on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon Business, Amazon devices, video game design, advertising and more.