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.
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 March 2021, the construction team had successfully erected all five tower cranes and began performing concrete operations and utility work.
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.
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. The site 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.
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 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.
As of March 2021, there are currently over 1,450 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, Amazon Devices, advertising, Amazon Alexa, customer trust and partner support, eCommerce foundation, marketplace, Prime Video, and several other business categories.
In terms of job category, software development represents the largest share with nearly 487 open positions, while additional opportunities include the following:
For more information on current openings and to apply for a position at Amazon, please visit their Arlington jobs page.