According to Amazon’s career page, the e-commerce giant is hiring 125 roles for a new product and technology team named “Project Nazaré.”
The new team will build the financial management systems for Amazon’s Global Engineering Services (GES). The team will be based in Amazon’s soon-to-open HQ2 in Arlington as well as its hub in Hyderabad, India.
The company is looking for talent across a number of job functions including product management, software development, engineering, UX design, change management and more. Project Nararé is expected to be a multi-year initiative that will help growth in a number of Amazon’s departments, such consumer fulfillment, Amazon Transportation Services, Amazon Air, Global Specialty Fulfillment (GSF) and PillPack.
“Imagine being a part of a team where every single team member is a critical voice in the decision-making process, has a meaningful impact on product features and has the ability to re-define the customer experience,” reads one job description for the new team. “Welcome to Project Nazaré, where we are building multiple products from scratch and where you can be amongst the first employees in a well-funded, highly technical and highly visible business-critical tech platform team.”
At the time of publication, Amazon has 62 positions open for the new Project Nazaré team, 32 of which will be based out of Arlington. HQ2 at the Metropolitan Park campus is expected to open in 2023.
Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, also seems to like the name Project Nazare, which comes from a fishing town in Portugal. Last year, the company announced it plans to create VR glasses with the same name but without the accent above the ‘e.’ The two projects have nothing to do with each other, according to an article by the Washington Business Journal.