What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you think about Amazon?
It depends, I suppose. For people like me who’ve been on the internet for the past 20 years, I guess it would be e-commerce.
But Amazon is more than just an e-commerce platform. They do so many things and keep reinventing themselves. They need to of course. Otherwise, they’d go the way of the dinosaurs.
One of Amazon’s amazing achievements is their Amazon Kindle. It started off initially as just an e-reader but now authors can self-publish using KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing).
And there are so many other things that you can do with Kindle. But to maintain and push the boundaries of what’s possible requires talent.
And this is where we get to the nitty gritty. To cement their place at the top, Amazon needs smart and talented software development engineers. People like you. Their stated goal: “Author once. Read anywhere.”
To find these talented engineers, they are holding The Amaz-ing Hack. Although the job location is in Chennai, the hack itself will be held in Pune. I know, I know. You Puneites may not want to move all the way to Chennai. After all, Chennai has a bit of a reputation.
But hear me out. The move is a good thing. Chennai is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in India, and with its fantastic beaches, it’s … well, I don’t want to sound like a travel brochure for Chennai. All I am saying is that Chennai is a cool place to live.
Of course, the most important thing is the job itself! After all, you will be working with Amazon! You get to work with super smart, super dedicated, super talented people. You will work on challenging technical problems, often ones that others haven’t solved before. And best yet, your solutions will literally reinvent reading. Just like the printing press.
So don’t let your career stagnate. Attend the hack in Pune, and make the move to Chennai. It’s worth it!