Amazon Targeting Banks, Financial Firms for Fresh AWS Talent


By Sarah Butcher | Dice | November 23, 2020

When Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s cloud division, announced its third quarter results for 2020 a few weeks ago, it disclosed a 37 percent year-on-year increase in revenues. That revenue growth appears to have catalyzed hiring, and Amazon has a very particular target in mind when it comes to poaching top talent.

AWS currently has over 360 vacancies in New York City, mostly for solutions architects, but also for roles such as software developers and account managers (including two roles for account managers in financial services). Recent history suggests that at least some of these roles will be filled by people moving from leading investment banks.

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