Google Announces 100 Job Vacancies for New Nairobi Office, How to Apply

  • Google Headquarters in Carlifornia.
    Google Headquarters in Carlifornia.
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  • Tech giant Google has announced over 100 vacancies for its newly opened office in Kenya's capital Nairobi .

    In a statement shared on Tuesday, April 19, the multinational announced that it had opened a new product development centre, the first of its kind in Africa.

    The firm is now looking for product managers, software engineers, senior UX designers and UX researchers who will be tasked with solving technical challenges.

    Some of the tasks will include improving the smartphone experience for people in Africa while improving its infrastructure across the continent.

    A large sign outside Google's offices in San Francisco.
    A large sign outside Google's offices in San Francisco.
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    "We’re looking for talented, creative, and collaborative people who can help solve difficult and important technical challenges, such as improving the smartphone experience for people in Africa, or building products that will help everyone to thrive together.

    "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 the statement in part.

    Google estimates that the continent will have 800 million internet users and one-third of the world’s under-35 population by 2030.

    How to apply

    Qualified and interested applicants will be expected to visit the company's careers section at careers.google.com where detailed descriptions for each job have been outlined.

    After identifying the type of job, the interested applicants then proceed to apply for the position by filling a form where they are expected to upload an updated resume.

    Applicants are also expected to provide their contact details including an email address and a phone number, their academic qualifications, a cover letter and work experience.

    The new office is part of Google's expansion in Africa. The tech giant announced recently that it was ready to invest Ksh100 billion on the continent (US$1 billion) in a span of five years.

    It is estimated that 300 million people actively use the internet in Africa.

    Kenyans queued for jobs during a past recruitment exercise
    Kenyans queued for jobs during a past recruitment exercise.
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