Google has advertised 15 jobs in South Africa, including cloud computing, legal, recruiting, and marketing positions. With over 155,000 employees worldwide and following a declined hiring activity in 2020, the company has increased recruiting in South Africa.
Google is advertising 50 per cent more jobs in the country than it did in March 2022, of which two of the advertised positions are related to Google’s Cloud operations in South Africa, for which it chose Africa Data Centres as its first location for Google Cloud Interconnect in the country.
This follows other international cloud providers, like Amazon, launching their regional cloud operations.
In 2007, the tech giant set up a South African base in Johannesburg, which was led by Stafford Masie — Google’s first South African country manager. Luke McKend served as Google country director from October 2010 to October 2018. He then left Google to join Microsoft’s LinkedIn.
The tech giant also appointed Alistair Mokoena as its new country manager in January 2020.
Google’s South African offices expanded in 2015 to a new location. The move provided more space for the growing team and included new employee perks, such as a games room and chill zone.
The new positions include a customer engineer for Google Cloud, a business development manager for Android platform partnerships, a Product Marketing Manager for consumer applications and an artist relationship manager for YouTube Music.