Looks like Amazon’s ready to settle the final frontier. Amazon Web Services, the company’s cloud branch, posted two vacancies for a satellite software developer and a product manager. Both vacancies, related to a daring space project, were then removed fairly quickly.
The site This Just In, which follows the latest developments around Amazon, managed to take screenshots of the two vacancies. CEO Jeff Bezos’ company appears to be looking for two employees to help it take important steps towards satellite supply.
Operational space system
In the vacancy text it can be read that Amazon is looking for someone who is passionate about building, having and keeping operational satellite and space systems. The applicants must also be ready to provide a groundbreaking technology. According to the text, the technology will be linked to AWS.
AWS Regional Services is looking for employees who help innovate and disrupt the satellite and space world with new AWS products, services and functions. It is not known exactly what kind of positions are involved, nor is this described in the vacancy text.
Massive-scale data networks
The product manager sought must specialise in developing services and features that enable AWS customers to integrate their space systems with Amazon’s massive data networks. The company wants customers with satellite networks to choose to merge them and do so on AWS.
When the service is launched, it is not yet certain. In any case, it fits in well with the personal interests of CEO Jeff Bezos. He is the owner of Blue Origin, manufacturer of rockets and supplier of various space services. From this point of view, this step from AWS towards space technology is not even strange.This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.