Product Development

Google has announced that it’s hiring for its first product development center in Africa to build “transformative” products and services for the African market and the world.

The Alphabet-owned company will hire over 100 tech talent including software engineers, researchers, and designers over the next two years to help solve difficult and technical challenges, such as improving the smartphone experience for people in Africa, or building more reliable internet infrastructure, said Google VP for products, Suzanne Frey.

“Are you an aspiring engineering Manager, Product Manager, Software Engineer, Senior UX Designer, or UX Researcher? Do you want to help us to create transformative products and services for people in Africa and around the world? Then apply for one of the numerous open roles at our new product development center in Nairobi.” The announcement reads.

This comes after the tech giant revealed plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years in October last year. The center is Google’s second major research and development investment in Africa after the tech giant set up an AI and research center in Ghana in 2019.

“Africa has been at the forefront of innovation, and we believe that we are going to continue to develop and innovate right here from the continent,” said Google’s policy lead for Sub-Saharan Africa Charles Murito.

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