Google has announced the opening of its first African product development centre.
The centre is located in Nairobi, Kenya, making it an excellent option for local IT talent to get work with them. Engineers, product managers, UX designers, and researchers are all welcome to apply for one of Google’s many available positions.
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, pledged a $1 billion investment in Africa over the next five years during their Google for Africa event last October. This will be centred on initiatives that will bring fast, dependable, and inexpensive internet access across the continent. As a result, the tech skills will be valuable in resolving technical issues and developing meaningful, local goods.
Understanding the trends and challenges of smartphone users in Africa.
Google says that alongside great technical knowledge applicants need to understand how people across the continent use their phones every day. The trends and challenges of smartphone users in Africa are useful in creating a relevant online experience.
“How might searching for information and accessing entertainment be different in a context where internet connectivity can be challenging and devices and data plans can be expensive?”
By 2030, Africa is expected to have 800 million internet users and one-third of the world’s under-35 population. They want to be a part of this digital transition and have already established an artificial intelligence research centre in Accra, Ghana.
If you have the skills, expertise, and desire to join their team, you may apply straight from their website here.