Amazon India’s Aggressive Expansion Plan; Will Hire 1000+ Experts for R&D And More
Amazon India’s Aggressive Game Plan For Expansion
Amazon has decided to push for an aggressive expansion plan in India.
Ironically, their game plan for the next level of expansion in India was revealed the same day when their arch rival Flipkart announced an infusion of $2.5 billion as VC funds from Softbank.
It seems that Amazon has accepted the challenge thrown in by mega consortium of Softbank-Flipkart-Paytm-eBay, and the game has begun.
Indian ecommerce has never been so excited!
Amazon Will Hire 1000+ Experts from AI, NLP, Analytics
As per job listings created by Amazon India in various job portals, it is clear that they are now looking for massive expansion, in various sectors concerning ecommerce and their Cloud business.
The listings showcase that Amazon is desperately looking for experts in Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing (NLP), artificial intelligence machine learning (AIML), Software engineering, Big Data, Analytics and more.
On Amazon jobs section, there were around 1200 job listings and almost 5000 job listings on LinkedIn. Out of their internal job listings, 557 are in Bengaluru, 403 in Hyderabad and 149 in Chennai.
While Amazon employs 3.41 lakh globally, they have a strength of 50,000 in India.
Dale Vaz, director of software development at Amazon India said, “The numbers are mind boggling. We are looking at a fully functional tech organisation in India and are hiring varied skills across several job families.India is a big focus area for talent globally,”
Interestingly, Amazon is all set to launch their online food retailing this Diwali, and have announced several sizzling offers this festive season, which are on par with Flipkart and Paytm.
Virtual Customer Support, Investment in Android Phones And More!
Few days back, Amazon India launched their virtual customer service model (VCS) in Hyderabad, Pune, Coimbatore and Noida, wherein their employees can work from home, and provide support for Amazon customers.
In a statement, Priti R., the director, talent acquisition APAC, Amazon said, “We believe in opening up comfortable channels of employment to people and VCS is an opportunity for those who are unable to come to office every day due to personal reasons but are passionate about their work,”
And, in a related news, Amazon has invested in Essential Products Inc, which is a startup co-founded by Android-creator Andy Rubin for creating next level smartphones. Tencent is also an investor in this startup.
We will keep you updated as we receive more information regarding Amazon India’s game plan, for the ultimate ecommerce battle.