U.S. retail chain Walmart plans to hire more than 5,000 new associates globally to its tech hubs during the current fiscal year.
Walmart Global Tech, the company’s technology unit, will be hiring for positions such as cybersecurity professionals, architects, developers, software engineers, data scientists, data engineers, technical program managers and product managers.
Walmart Global Tech will also add two new global tech hubs in Toronto and Atlanta, taking the total count to 17. Last year, Walmart started tech hubs in Seattle, Washington and Chennai, India.
In Toronto, Canada, Walmart will begin with 45 full-time associates, primarily software developers, product managers and technical program managers. Walmart Canada is already investing $1 billion in technology and other areas such as refurbishing local stores.
Walmart said its first hiring phase in Atlanta includes 140 associate roles such as data scientists and software engineers. Its new team will join more than 70,000 Walmart associates currently based in Georgia.
Walmart posted its roles on new Atlanta and Toronto teams and will announce more in the coming months. Both teams will work virtually in the near-term and will eventually transition to hybrid way of working.
Walmart Global Tech includes more than 20,000 associates globally. In the last fiscal year, Walmart grew by 26 percent and 20 percent of team earned a promotion.