Amazon To Open Minneapolis Technology Development Office

Amazon plans to create a technology development center in downtown Minneapolis that will create 100 full-time, tech-focused jobs.

The new Minneapolis office will employ software development engineers and managers tasked with developing and innovating technology solutions that enhance Amazon’s operations, the company said.

Amazon already has hundreds of employees in Minnesota, the company noted, and is in the process of hiring an additional 1,000 full-time employees for its new Shakopee, MN, fulfillment center.

“Amazon is always looking for the best and brightest software engineers to join our team,” said Dave Glick, the retailer’s vp/operations technology. “The commitment to education, growth of the local high-tech industry, and caliber of technical talent in Minneapolis make it an ideal place for our expansion. We’re excited to create new technology jobs in Minneapolis and look forward to growing our operations technology team to help us develop cutting-edge software applications that fuel Amazon’s rapidly growing operations, fulfillment and delivery capabilities.”

To commemorate the move, Amazon is donating $10,000 plus mentoring support to local nonprofit Code Savvy in support of the group’s mission of encouraging youth understanding of coding and promoting diversity in the technology industry.