Over the weekend, the first job listings cropped up for Amazon HQ2, the now imprecise moniker for the 50,000-person second headquarters Amazon plans to establish across two cities: New York and Washington D.C.
Amazon has listed two engineering positions in New York to join the Intelligent Cloud Control team, which is in charge of connecting the company’s websites, apps, devices, and streaming service. Amazon plans to hire a 50-person development team at its New York office in 2019, according to the job listings.
“Our expansion in HQ2 will allow ICC to meet its ever increasing staffing needs and provide the engineering leadership necessary across all of the other Amazon teams we work with that will also establish a base in HQ2 in the future,” one listing says.
Those two jobs, first spotted by CNBC, are the first to reference HQ2 explicitly but Amazon has nearly 700 job openings in the New York region, including warehouse positions. In the Washington D.C. area, Amazon has 67 openings.
Update: The two engineers will join existing teams Amazon teams in New York City.
“These jobs are among the hundreds of roles that we are currently hiring for in our existing NYC offices,” an Amazon spokesperson said in an email. “We haven’t posted roles in our Long Island City headquarters yet, but we’re excited to kick off our recruiting process later in 2019.”
Amazon eventually plans to staff up each location to 25,000 employees but is targeting 2028 to reach that goal in New York. The company plans to hire 700 employees in the city in 2019.