HQ2 Today

By 2030, Amazon's headquarters in Arlington is expected to occupy at least 4 million SF of office space. While construction continues on their 2.1 million SF headquarters in the Pentagon City neighborhood, the company has signed leases for nearly 900,000 SF in adjacent Crystal City since their initial landing in June 2019.

Arlington Headquarters (Phase 1) Construction Update


Construction began in early 2020 on the 2.1 million SF mixed-use project in Pentagon City, which includes two 22-story towers that will house Amazon's Arlington headquarters along with 65,000 SF of ground floor retail. Additionally, the project will renovate the adjacent Metropolitan Park into a vibrant public open space.

As of November 2021, the structures for the first fifteen floors had been completed, with the project expected to top out in the spring. On the retail front, Amazon announced the first two signed leases for the ground floor of phase one: District Dogs, a full-service pet care company, and RĀKO Coffee. The tenants align with Amazon's goal to prioritize small, local, minority- and women-owned retailers for the ground floors of the office buildings and in unique retail pavilions throughout the HQ2 site.

For more information on the planning process behind the headquarters, please visit Arlington County's project page.

For updates on the construction progress, please visit the contractor's dedicated project page.


Arlington Headquarters (Phase 2) Planning Update

In February 2021, Amazon submitted proposed development plans for the second phase of its Arlington headquarters. As proposed, the company will develop 2.8 million square feet of new office space across three 22-story buildings, which will all be designed to LEED Platinum standards. In addition, the site's landmark building, The Helix, will feature walkable paths, collaborative workspaces, and an artist-in-residence program .Additionally, a 2.5-acre open space will be accessible for public use, including outdoor concerts, farmers' markets, and more.

As of November 2021, the proposal recently underwent modest changes to the building design and public space, with an appearance before the County Board anticipated in the spring.

For more information on the ongoing planning process for the second phase, please visit Arlington County's project page.







While Amazon is expected to employ at least 25,000 workers in their Arlington headquarters by 2030, the company reached an exciting milestone towards that goal by announcing they've hired more than 3,500 employees at HQ2 as of November 2021. The early employees are tackling projects across Amazon's business lines including Alexa, Amazon Web Services, Fire TV, and Prime Video.

Current Job Postings

As of November 2021, there are currently over 2,500 job listings at the Arlington headquarters, with the largest segment residing within Amazon Web Services. Additional positions are open within human resources, finance and global business services, Amazonian Experience and Technology, Amazon Devices, advertising, Amazon Alexa, customer trust and partner support, customer experience and business trends, Prime Video, and several other business categories.

In terms of job category, software development represents the largest share of open positions, while additional opportunities include the following:

  • Project/Program/Product Management - Non-Technical
  • Systems, Quality, and Security Engineering
  • Project/Program/Product Management - Technical
  • Finance and Global Business Services
  • Sales, Advertising, and Account Management
  • Human Resources
  • Operations, IT, and Support Engineering
  • Solutions Architect
  • Business Intelligence
  • Marketing
  • Machine Learning Science
  • Data Science
  • Business & Merchant Development
  • Research Science

For more information on current openings and to apply for a position at Amazon, please visit their Arlington jobs page.


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