Amazon after 200 workers to get people reading more

ONLINE retail giant Amazon is seeking 200 new employees for its Kindle technological-development team in Madrid.

Spain is now only the third country ever, with a centre for developing reading technology for Amazon, along with the US and India.

The teams will be creating technology to allow customers to test-drive, buy and read their favourite books, articles and other text types.

Amazon now has just over 270 employees at its Madrid and Barcelona technological centres, and, since the company’s 2011 launch in Spain, it has created 5,000 new permanent jobs and invested over €1.1bn.

The software development centre in Madrid offers support to digital sales platforms across Europe and to Amazon Business, while the Barcelona centre focuses on research into, and development of, machine learning, and other, similar activities.

Mariangela Marseglia, Amazon’s managing director for Spain and Italy, said: “The company is very much looking forward to seeing how ideas, developed by people in Spain, affect the manner in which customers in the rest of the world read and access content.”

The 200 new employees will be aiming to ensure that every book, in every language, is accessible to global readers anywhere in the world, and, also, to help get more out of reading.

Interviewing will start shortly, and applications are already being taken via the company’s website,


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