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Ozon opens IT lab in St. Petersburg

More than 300 developers and engineers will work at the new Ozon IT office in St. Petersburg in 2021, making the Company one of the largest technology employers in the city.

Ozon, a leading multi-category marketplace, has opened its Ozon Tech IT lab in St. Petersburg. Currently, 60 specialists work in the building on Kherson Street, with the number of employees set to increase fivefold by the end of the year.

In total, Ozon aims to hire approximately 1,200 developers and engineers throughout Russia in 2021. The Company is seeking IT professionals with various expertise, including mobile, GO-, SQL- and C # developers, as well as automation and test engineers. All IT vacancies are published on Ozon’s career website.

Anton Stepanenko, Chief Technology Officer at Ozon, commented:

“Ozon's business started in 1998 in St. Petersburg. It was here that Russia’s oldest online retailer was created, and today it has become a leader of the fast-growing e-commerce market. Without a doubt, some of the country’s best IT specialists work in St. Petersburg. For that reason, we immediately considered opening an office in the northern capital when planning the development of Ozon Tech in the Russian regions.”

Ozon's IT specialists are involved in all of the Company’s business processes. St. Petersburg-based employees are engaged in data analytics, the development of the Company’s warehouse management and logistics systems and trading platform, and various other initiatives.

In 2020, Ozon was among the top three IT companies in Russia which job applicants noted as the most recognizable and attractive on the market (according to the HeadHunter.ru portal). The company currently employs more than 1,400 IT specialists.

OZON is a leading e-commerce platform in Russia, featuring more than 10 million SKUs in over 20 product categories, ranging from books and clothing to food and health products. It is quickly developing as a digital platform with its online marketplace already accounting for over 90% of total assortment. More than 20,000 companies and individuals are active sellers on Ozon.