Winnipeg may have been overlooked for Amazon‘s HQ2 project, but the city is still playing a significant role in the company’s technology arm.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) opened its new office at The Forks‘ Johnston Terminal on Friday, creating 13,000 square feet of space for a team to work on AWS Thinkbox technology.
The addition of a Winnipeg office will add dozens of new jobs in the area, housing a growing development team who works on solutions for the entertainment, design, architecture, and engineering industries.
“Amazon sees the diverse tech talent that Winnipeg attracts,” said Joshua Burgin, general manager compute services at AWS.
“We have been growing the team in Winnipeg steadily since the acquisition of Thinkbox in 2017. This office marks another milestone as we expand to better serve AWS customers globally.”
Thinkbox technology has been used to produce feature films such as “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “Wonder Woman,” “Independence Day 2,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Batman vs Superman,” “Ex Machina,” “The Martian,” and others.
Amazon employs more than 10,000 employees across Canada, and in 2018, announced plans to create more than 6,300 additional, new jobs in the country.
The new office in the Johnston Terminal was formerly a cold storage railway warehouse. Built in 1928, it is a now designated historic site.“Amazon sees the diverse tech talent that Winnipeg attracts,” said Joshua Burgin, general manager compute services at AWS.Click To Tweet