feature Do you sometimes get the feeling that a party is going on and you are not invited? Is this how you feel when you launch LinkedIn and see that another long-standing connection to Amazon or AWS has been rewired?
Whether it’s a seasoned CEO like former HPE EMEA boss who became AWS EMEA boss Andy Isherwood, or a whole platoon of Rust employees, Amazon and AWS seem to have an inexhaustible hunger for tech talent and the irresistible ability to recruit the desired targets sooner or later.
Amazon has 55,000 employees in the UK and 1.3 million worldwide. At the end of 2019, it employed 798,000 people worldwide, five years ago it was 341,000.
The company does not officially segment its workforce by role or its hiring goals. But at the time of writing, Amazon’s jobs page lists 54,000 jobs, more than 15,000 of them in software development, with just under 3,500 in Ops, IT …