Google launches first product development center in Africa. We hire

Google today announced its first product development center in Africa, which will be located in Nairobi.

The new Google Product Development Center will help create transformative products and services for people in Africa and around the world and will hire visionary engineers, product managers, UX designers and researchers to lay the foundation for a significant growth in the years to come.

The center is looking for talented and creative people who can help solve difficult and important technical challenges, such as improving the smartphone experience for people in Africa or building more reliable internet infrastructure.

Last October, at a Google for Africa event, CEO Sundar Pichai announced a $1 billion investment plan over the next 5 years to support Africa’s digital transformation. This investment aims to bring fast and affordable internet access to more Africans, create useful products, support entrepreneurs and small businesses, and help nonprofit organizations improve lives across Africa. In 2018, Google also opened an AI research center in Accra, Ghana to help generate useful innovations.

The new product development center is a continuation of this commitment and will work to build for Africa and the world.

Vice President of Products, Suzanne Frey, said: Google’s mission in Africa is to make the Internet work for Africans and to partner with African governments, policymakers, educators, entrepreneurs and businesses to shape the next wave of innovation in Africa. Today, I am delighted to welcome all Africans who are passionate about improving the digital experience of African users by creating better products to apply for vacancies in our first Product Development Center in Africa.

Nitin Gajria, Managing Director of Google Africa, added: There are 300 million internet users in Africa who are young, mobile first and have similar patterns to mobile youth globally. By 2030, Africa will have 800 million internet users and a third of the world’s population under 35. Africa’s potential to become a leading digital economy is looming on the horizon and Google is committed to accelerating Africa’s digital transformation through human capital and enabling “African solutions to African problems and worlds” with better products. »

All of the roles announced today regarding construction for Africa and the world can be viewed at careers.google.com website.

Gary C. Lisi