Google has advertised over 100 job openings for its newly created headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital.
The multinational announced the opening of a new product development center, the first of its kind in Africa, in a statement released on Tuesday, April 19.
Product managers, software engineers, senior UX designers, and UX researchers are now being sought by the company to solve technical problems.
Among the tasks will be to improve the smartphone experience for Africans while also boosting the continent’s infrastructure.
“We’re searching for skilled, creative, and collaborative individuals who can assist in the resolution of difficult and critical technical challenges, such as improving the smartphone experience for Africans or developing solutions that will enable everyone to thrive together.”
“You’ll need to understand how people across the continent use their phones every day and the challenges they face,” read part of the statement. “Alongside great technical knowledge and a passion for solving hard problems together with others, you’ll need to understand how people across the continent use their phones every day and the challenges they face,” read part of the statement.
According to Google, by 2030, the continent will have 800 million internet users and one-third of the world’s population under the age of 35.
Qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to visit the company’s careers department at careers.google.com, which includes specific job descriptions.
After determining the sort of work, prospective applicants fill out an application form and upload an updated resume to be considered for the post.
Applicants must also include their contact information, which includes an email address and phone number, as well as their academic credentials, a cover letter, and job experience.
Google is expanding its presence in Africa with the opening of its new location. The internet behemoth recently stated that it would invest Ksh100 billion in Africa over the next five years.