What technical skills are required to land a job at Amazon?
In the world of digital where everything is connected to the internet, Amazon has emerged as a revolutionary platform and changed the way people do shopping. The e-commerce behemoth is referred to as the most influential economic and cultural force in the world. Initially known for online bookselling, Amazon is one of the most valuable companies in the e-commerce and IT sector today. It has significantly escalated up its expansion into more industries and markets over the years.
As Amazon is relentlessly expanding its business, it is also generating more and more job opportunities in the world. According to The New York Times, the company has hired 427,300 employees in ten months, bringing its global workforce to over 1.2 million. So, as Amazon is widening its headcounts this year, what skills is it looking for?
According to data from Burning Glass Technologies, a job market analytics company, Software Development is top of the list of skills that take it to get a job at Amazon. The company is also looking for candidates interested in programming languages and who can effectively work with Java, Python, and C++. Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS) is also an absolute must-have skill when applying for a job at Amazon.
Apart from this, software engineering, project management, object-oriented analysis and design (OOAD), Microsoft C#, Linux, SQL, cloud computing, product management, machine learning, business development, program management, big data, DevOps, and computer engineering are among the top skills.
In this pandemic, Amazon and its AWS cloud computing business benefited from lockdowns and enjoyed greater success in terms of product demand. Amazon was the top employer hiring tech workers in the second quarter, followed by Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, General Dynamics, Ramy Infotech, Charles Schwab, Infosys, Leidos, Lockheed Martin and Dell. Rounding out the top 20 were Oracle, Anthem Blue Cross, VMware, T-Mobile, Booz Allen Hamilton, Target, Boeing, Nvidia, SAIC and Blue Origin, according to the Dice report.
The report based on labor market data from Burning Glass unveiled that software developers, network engineers, program managers and systems engineers were among the top positions recruited for in the second quarter at Amazon, along with a significant number of e-commerce specialists.
The report also noted that during the initial stages of lockdown, employers had particular talent demands, such as sysadmins (system administrators) and other technologists who could quickly adjust their workforces to operating from home offices and cybersecurity experts to keep these newly dispersed networks safe from outside attack. By the end of Q2 2020, with companies experiencing greater stability, the demand for other specific tech skills has also spiked.
Moving ahead, let’s have a look at top job positions at Amazon.
• Software Developer/Engineer
• Network Engineer/Architect
• Program Manager
• Senior Program Manager
• Technical Support Engineer/Analyst
• Product Manager
• Data Architect
• IT Project Manager
• Business Intelligence Developer/Architect
• Front End Developer
• Infrastructure Architect
• Software QA Engineer/Tester
• Data Scientist
• Software Architect
• Business Analyst
• User Experience (UX) Designer
• Cyber Security Consultant
• Application Developer/Engineer
• Data Engineer
• Technical Program Manager and more.
Therefore, when it comes to getting hired at the world’s leading organization, a candidate must have relevant skillsets with the ability to learn new things.