Amazon creates 400 more jobs with expansion of Portland Tech Hub


Amazon is expanding its Portland Tech Hub and plans to create 400 new high tech jobs in fields including software development, operations, IT, Support Engineering, Solutions Architects, and Product Management.

With a new 84,000 square foot office in downtown Portland, the company expects to double its tech workforce in the area.

Amazon has created over 3,500 full-time jobs in Oregon since 2010 and invested over $9 billion in the state, including customer fulfillment facilities, cloud infrastructure, and compensation to its employees.

“We are excited to create more tech jobs in a city with a historic culture of innovation and tremendous talent. We look forward to hiring locally and generating more opportunity in our vibrant community. Thank you to all of our partners across the city and state for helping us to continue to invest here and contribute to keep growing and diversifying the local economy.”

Khawaja Shams, VP of Engineering, AWS Elemental in Amazon’s new Portland office

The Portland Tech Hub is one of the company’s 18 North American Tech Hubs – a network of development centers besides Amazon’s Seattle and Northern Virginia headquarters.

Together, these Hubs have over 20,000 employees innovating for Amazon customers around the world.

Amazon Portland Tech Hub supports AWS

Portland-based Amazon teams currently build and support products and services for Amazon Web Services (AWS) including AWS Elemental which was founded in Portland in 2006.

“Our state is a great place to live, work, and play, and I’m pleased to see more Oregon jobs in the pipeline via the Amazon Portland Tech Hub. By adding 400 more jobs, we grow both our vibrant tech industry and our community.”

Governor Kate Brown

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