Amazon opens another UK Development Centre
Amazon has opened a new Development Centre site in Cambridge. The 60,000 sq. ft. facility will when at full capacity be home to over 400 employees including machine learning scientists, knowledge engineers, data scientists, mathematical modellers, speech scientists and software engineers.
This is Amazon’s second Development Centre site in the Cambridge city centre and is housing R&D teams working on a range of global projects including Prime Air, a delivery system designed to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using small unmanned aerial vehicles.
“Cambridge has been a centre of academic and intellectual excellence for over 500 years so we are delighted to open our second site in the city,” says Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager, Amazon. “The exciting and innovative new products and services developed here will benefit millions of customers around the world, complementing the work that goes on in our other Development Centres in London and Edinburgh. I hope this new building will contribute towards our global innovation story with voice recognition, streaming video, machine learning and drone technology all being developed right here in the UK.”