Google to establish its first African product development center in Nairobi, Kenya.

April 22, 2022

Google will establish its first African product development center in Nairobi, Kenya, to build innovative products & services. The company is looking for skilled, clever, and interactive individuals to contribute to resolving complex and significant technical issues, including improving the smartphone experience for Africans and building products that’ll help communities and countries flourish together. It will hire over 100 experts such as engineering managers, product managers, software engineers, developer relations engineers, senior UX designers & researchers over the coming two years.

This product development center is Google’s second major research and development investment in Africa. Its first was an artificial intelligence center in Accra, Ghana, in 2019. Africa has made and continues to make strides in innovation and digitization over the last few years. For this reason, Google is dedicated to helping the continent grow further and plans to reach 800 million internet users in Africa by 2030. Google aims to invest $1 billion in projects in Africa for 5 years to boost innovation, provide reliable & affordable internet, and support entrepreneurs & Small and Medium Businesses.

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