Amazon opens major design and development operation in London

23 Jul 2012

E-commerce and cloud powerhouse Amazon is to open a new centre in London that will focus on design and development projects. The centre will spearhead Amazon’s global push into TV, film and other interactive services.

The operation, which will host hundreds of workers, will include jobs for graphic designers, software developers and engineers focused on digital media platforms, like web, smartphones, and digital television.

Amazon has taken an eight-storey, 47,000 sq-foot office in Glasshouse Yard close to the area known as TechCity or Silicon Roundabout to house its new Digital Media Development Centre.

It is understood that hundreds of existing LoveFilm and Pushbutton staff will move into the new operation ahead of a major hiring spree.

Amazon acquired LoveFilm for an estimated stg£200m 18 months ago.

In May, Amazon revealed it will create more than 100 jobs at its development centre in Dublin.

The jobs now available at the centre include positions for support engineers, systems engineers, network engineers, software developers and technical managers.

John Kennedy
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Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist. He joined Silicon Republic in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the company’s news service He was recipient of the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Technology Journalist Award 2005 and Siliconrepublic.com has been awarded ‘Best Technology Site’ at the Irish Web Awards seven times. In 2011 he received the David Manley Award commending him for his dedication to covering entrepreneurs. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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