When Jeff Bezos suggested in May that Amazon employed some-more than 1,000 people operative on Echo and Alexa products, he warned: “It’s only a tip of a iceberg.”
Here’s some proof. The Echo and Alexa groups are now looking to fill 400 positions, according to Amazon’s Alexa pursuit page.
The open positions run a progression from information engineers to product managers to appurtenance training scientists. And a pursuit locations are as varied: From Amazon’s domicile in Seattle to other U.S. cities like Tempe, Ariz.; Cambridge, Mass.; and Sunnyvale, Calif. Overseas, Amazon’s voice record groups are also employing in places like Gdansk, Poland.
The employing pull comes as Amazon has recently combined new inclination to a line of Echo voice-controlled speakers, whose success has been a warn to even a many confident Amazon insiders. In September, Amazon introduced a cheaper $49 Amazon Echo Dot, that syncs adult with normal speakers to concede them to respond to voice commands.
Amazon has also been pulling to get other companies to confederate a Alexa voice partner record into their possess devices. Amazon isn’t charging for a use and believes it can come adult with a business indication once a record becomes ubiquitous. Obviously, shopping by voice commands will be one component.
The destiny of internet hunt is adult for grabs, and Amazon wants Alexa to be a new front door.