Uber India to hire 140 engineers to strengthen tech, products teams

Uber India to hire 140 engineers to strengthen tech, products teams
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5 Aug, 2020

San Francisco, California headquartered ride hailing startup Uber Technologies on Wednesday said it would recruit 140 engineers for its technology teams in Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

The addition will help the company build products in areas such as rider and driver growth, delivery, marketplace, customer service, digital payments, risk and compliance, safety and finance technology, a statement said.

“We’re leveraging India’s outstanding product and engineering talent to fuel our next wave of products and services. We’re looking to hire engineers who’re deeply technical and passionate about solving complex problems in the mobility and delivery space. We welcome the country’s top talent and will provide them a very enriching experience,” Jayaram Valliyur, senior director at Uber, said. The former Amazon executive, who was responsible for bootstrapping and scaling its India development centre, was hired in April to lead the ride hailing major’s global finance technology team. 

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Additionally, the company said it is set to hire more people to build new teams and add to Uber Infrastructure, Marketplace and Uber for Business, along with marketing and advertising platforms.

Last month, Prabhjeet Singh was appointed as the company’s president for India and South Asia to oversee the next phase of growth in the company’s mobility business and ensure the safety of riders and drivers across India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Singh replaced Pradeep Parameswaran, who moved to the role of regional general manager for the Asia Pacific region. Parameswaran was appointed as the India head when Uber elevated his predecessor Amit Jain as the president of the firm’s Asia Pacific operations. However, Jain resigned in April last year, leaving Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, who headed the company’s operations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, to take on his role as well.

At the beginning of last month, Uber ceased operations at the Mumbai office as part of global cost-cutting measures.