Wal-Mart Labs Expands India Operations; Plans To Hire 100 More

17 Apr, 2012

Wal-Mart Labs, the Wal-Mart Global e-Commerce unit launched in Bangalore a few months ago, is expanding its India operations by hiring 100 more developers and shifting to a 50,000 sq. ft. facility.

The company is building its India operations with focus on social and digital technology. It has plans to hire another 100 in order to create a next-generation e-commerce platform. The company is also looking to recruit engineering talents in the areas of high scale computing, network infrastructure, systems administration and Big Data.

The new platform is designed to connect Wal-Mart's digital and physical properties worldwide, enabling customers and suppliers to interact and shop across any device or store and anywhere in the world.

Jeremy King, senior vice-president and chief technology officer at Wal-Mart Global e-Commerce, said, "We are committed to building the technologies required to power e-commerce for consumers today and into the future. As we expand our operations, we look forward to adding to this base to create a team whose focus is to build products that matter to millions of customers around the globe."

A couple of months ago, former Amazon executive Gunaranjan Pemmaraju was appointed to lead the Wal-Mart Technology Centre in India. He is responsible for recruitment and also for developing and delivering innovative technologies that will accelerate the new generation of e-commerce for millions of Wal-Mart customers around the world.