Ride-hailing company Uber on Wednesday said it’s hiring 140 engineers for its tech teams in Bengaluru and Hyderabad to create products in various areas like rider and driver growth, delivery, and customer service.
The US-based company, which competes with Ola et al. within the Indian market, has over 600 people in its Hyderabad and Bengaluru teams.
In May, Uber had announced shedding about 600 employees in India – a few quarters of its staff within the country – because the business had taken a serious hit amid COVID-19 pandemic. The move had impacted driver and rider support operations, and other functions of its India operations.
Uber is recruiting 140 more engineers for its tech teams in Bangalore and Hyderabad to create cutting-edge products in areas like rider and driver growth, delivery, the marketplace, customer service, digital payments, risk and compliance, safety, and finance technology; a press release said.
These expansion plans are in line with its vision to form mobility and delivery more accessible, and to become the backbone of transportation in thousands of cities across the world, it added.
Uber has started reaching bent prospective candidates for building new teams and adding to existing ones, including Uber infrastructure, the marketplace, Uber for Business (U4B), marketing, and advertising platforms, it said.
Uber had recently hired Jayaram Valliyur as senior director to steer its global finance technology team, spread across multiple geographies.
Before Uber, Valliyur worked for Amazon for 14 years, where he was liable for bootstrapping and scaling its India development center. He also led teams responsible for transportation, new seller registration, and biometric identification, the 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 rent engineers who’re deeply technical and hooked into solving complex problems within the mobility and delivery space. We welcome the country’s top talent and can provide them an enriching experience; Valliyur said.
Uber’s tech teams are performing on many products, including building mask recognition capabilities to make sure that driver-partners wear masks for his or her safety also as that of riders.
(With inputs from TimesOfIndia)