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 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.

By the end of October, the construction team anticipates concluding the site's mass excavation, while the  required five tower cranes will be set up later this fall to support concrete operations and the transport of construction materials throughout the 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.







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 welcoming their 1,000th employee in June 2020, just one year after opening their first office. 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 September 2020, there are currently over 370 job listings at the Arlington headquarters, with the largest segment, nearly two-thirds, residing within Amazon Web Services. Additional positions are open within Amazon Devices, finance and global business services, human resources, Prime Video, and several other business categories.

In terms of job category, software development represents the largest share with over 120 open positions, while additional opportunities include the following:

  • Solutions Architect
  • Sales, Advertising, and Account Management
  • Systems, Quality, and Security Engineering
  • Project/Program/Product Management - Technical
  • Project/Program/Product Management - Non-Technical
  • Business & Merchant Development
  • Finance and Global Business Services
  • Operations, IT, and Support Engineering
  • Public Relations & Communications

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


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