Uber to hire 250 engineers in India this year


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BENGALURU: Ride-hailing app Uber is expanding its engineering team in India, hiring 250 engineers split between its Bengaluru and Hyderabad tech centres. This will take its total strength to 1,000 employees by this year end.
The fresh hiring is expected to strengthen the company’s rider and driver growth, delivery, eats, digital payments, risk & compliance, marketplace, customer obsession, infrastructure, adtech, data, safety and finance technology teams. Uber is building new teams and adding to existing ones, including Uber infrastructure, Eats, marketplace, risk and payments, Uber for Business (U4B), marketing and advertising platforms.
Manikandan Thangarathnam, senior director – engineering in Uber, said, “Mobility is going to witness massive disruption akin to what e-commerce or the entertainment industry saw. We are looking to hire senior professionals solving business and technology problems in areas including engineering product management, data science, design and fintech. We want to build a robust platform that has teams in India representing 12-13 key pillars,” he said.
A majority of the hiring will be focused on onboarding lateral hires to solve business and technology challenges. The fresh hiring is expected to strengthen the company’s rider and driver growth, delivery, eats, digital payments, risk & compliance, marketplace, customer obsession, infrastructure, adtech, data, safety and finance technology teams.
Thangarathnam said the Bengaluru engineering team works on key themes including the rider app, maps infra, marketplace and data teams. The Hyderabad team works on solutions in fintech, ML, risk and Uber Eats.
Recently, Uber’s tech teams have been heavily investing in building technology to enable safer rides and delivery across cities, including enabling mask-detection features and updating maps across countries. To facilitate more effective social distancing measures, Uber’s engineers have been accelerating digital payments in several countries, and also using ML and AI to digitise several parts of Uber’s operations, including driver onboarding, and uploading digital menus.



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