Online retail major Amazon has created 300 new technology jobs as part of an expansion of its San Diego Tech Hub.
The expansion included a new 85,000ft2 office in Alexandria Real Estate Equities’ Campus Pointe. The new technology jobs will include a wide range of positions across fields such as software development, machine learning, cloud computing and digital entertainment.
Amazon San Diego office general manager Nate Wiger said: “Amazon is excited to create more tech jobs in San Diego, a city with terrific talent and a culture of innovation.
“We look forward to more than doubling our investment in the area, and hiring local talent to fill exciting roles across Amazon.
“Thank you to all our partners across the city and the state for helping us create these new jobs, and contributing to the already vibrant innovation economy in San Diego.”
Amazon has a total of 17 technology hubs, which invent and build new products and services for its customers. The San Diego teams develop software systems for AmazonFresh, Prime Now and Amazon Web Services (AWS), as well as prevent fraud and abuse on Amazon.
Engineers and scientists from the tech hub have recently assisted the company to introduce Whole Foods Market pickup and delivery service through Prime Now, Alexa features for grocery shopping and data-driven and machine learning innovations to protect Amazon customers.
In California, the online retailer has created more than 39,000 jobs and invested more than $19bn in infrastructure and employees’ compensation since 2011.