Walmart Global Tech is hiring more than 5,000 people

Walmart Global Tech announced on Tuesday (March 15) that it is hiring more than 5,000 associates globally this fiscal year and adding hubs in Toronto and Atlanta, according to a blog post Tuesday (March 15) by Suresh KumarEVP, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Development Officer, Walmart Inc.

Global Tech is the fastest growing corporate team at Walmart, Kumar wrote. The group “develops and manages the foundational technologies on which customer experiences are built,” he wrote, including cloud, data, enterprise architecture, DevOps, infrastructure and security.

Walmart Global Tech has more than 20,000 associates worldwide. The division is looking to add cybersecurity professionals, architects, developers, software engineers, data scientists, data engineers, technical program managers and product managers.

They plan to add several hundred tech jobs to Toronto, starting with 45 full-time associates, including software developers, product managers, and technical program managers. Walmart Canada is also investing $1 billion in technology and renovating local stores.

Walmart’s Atlanta hub will add employees in software engineering, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and data science, including 140 new full-time associates in phase one hiring.

Walmart Global Tech now has 16 hubs from Silicon Valley and northwest Arkansas to Dallas and India. The company will continue to add staff in Seattle and Chennai, India, after entering both markets last year, Kumar wrote.

Related: Walmart Launches Annual Product “Gong Show” with Open Invitation to Entrepreneurs

On Monday, March 14, Walmart opened the application period for its ninth annual Open Call event, a major driver of product and innovation for the largest retailer in the United States, as it seeks to add more merchants to its Marlet.

The company has already received more than 2,000 applications for more than 6,000 products from small business owners and entrepreneurs during the first early access period in the history of the Open Call event, according to company announcement. The application period closes on April 8.

Applicants selected to participate in this year’s open call will be able to choose to pitch virtually or in person with a Walmart or Sam’s Club merchant on June 28-29.

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