Deliveroo, a London-based online food delivery company, has established its India Engineering Centre in Hyderabad. The food delivery firm will be having a dedicated team of engineers, who will be a core part of Deliveroo’s central technology organisation in the United Kingdom.
Delivery has already started recruiting and plans to employ over 150 engineers in the areas of analytics, platforms, automation and machine learning by the end of this year. The Engineering Centre will be its largest technology hub outside the United Kingdom, where the company is headquartered.
Will Shu, Deliveroo CEO and Founder, said, “Opening up a new engineering hub in India will extend our global team of incredible engineering talent. The centre will help us to continue to unlock new innovations for each side of our marketplace, developing a world-leading service for consumers, restaurants and grocers, and riders.”
Deliveroo has also announced that it has roped in Sashi Somavarapu as Vice President of Engineering, who will be heading the India Engineering Centre. He has led teams in the world’s most technologically advanced organisations, including Amazon, Jio Platforms and Ford Motor. He will be reporting to Devesh Mishra, who joined Deliveroo in 2021 as its Chief Product and Technology Officer.
“The work we do in India will have a global impact, helping Deliveroo to scale while being at the forefront of change in its sector. This is a massive opportunity for software engineers, data scientists, machine learning and artificial intelligence engineers to work on some of the toughest challenges in engineering,” Mishra said.
Deliveroo operates a three-sided marketplace made up of consumers, restaurants and grocers (like Swiggy, Zomato, etc., in India), and delivery riders to bring people food and groceries in as little as 20 minutes (something which Zepto is also doing in India). The British firm claims that its services are on the back of logistics technology based on intelligent machine learning.