I’m always in awe of how many lives and communities are changed by the work we do at Walmart. The cutting-edge tech we build makes life better for customers and members, further empowers our associates and unlocks new value for our business. Just as our tech stack is the foundation of every tech-enabled app, product or service, our associates enable all that we achieve with technology. That’s what being a people-led, tech-enabled company is all about.
I am excited to share that Walmart Global Tech is doubling down on our greatest asset – our people. We are hiring more than 5,000 associates globally this fiscal year and adding hubs in Toronto and Atlanta, two cities with formidable tech talent and strong ties to Walmart.
A rapidly growing tech powerhouse
Global Tech is the fastest-growing corporate team at Walmart and our technologists have a legacy of game-changing innovations.
Walmart’s early adoption of technology helped make it one of the world’s best success stories. Technology and our team have changed a lot since Walmart made Universal Product Codes (UPCs) the standard in retail, developed one of the most sophisticated supply chains and launched satellite communication in the early 1980s. Today, Walmart Global Tech develops and manages the foundational technologies on which customer experiences are built, including cloud, data, enterprise architecture, DevOps, infrastructure and security. We’re also a world-class enterprise services organization that develops solutions to help 2.3 million Walmart and Sam’s Club associates work and live better.
Walmart Global Tech now includes more than 20,000 associates globally. More technologists are choosing to build impactful careers with us, and we continue to invest in our current associates. In the last fiscal year, we grew by 26% and 20% of our team earned a promotion.
This year, we’re focused on hiring cybersecurity professionals, architects, developers, software engineers, data scientists, data engineers, technical program managers and product managers. Our growth includes entering new locations and expanding our presence in communities we call home.