The Amazon-ification of retail has triggered a rapid shift in industry hiring

Michelle Cheng
The Amazon-ification of retail has triggered a rapid shift in industry hiring

The idea that every company is a software company now feels especially relevant in retail—and not just at shops like Amazon Go, the experimental, cashier-free retail concept recently started by Amazon. Amazon Go, which has more than a dozen and a half stores in cities including Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York, currently has more than 100 open job listings for software engineers, optical engineers, hardware-design engineers, and experts in applied sciences. The dramatic shift reflects how retail jobs—from the C-level to the entry-level worker—are now requiring some understanding of tech.