Uber India To Double Its Workforce In 2019

Harin - Dec 10, 2018

Uber India To Double Its Workforce In 2019

After 150% growth of tech teams in 2018, Uber India plans to hire 1000 Indian employees in products and engineering department to expand its growth in the Indian market.

Uber, the online ride-hailing platform, has just made an announcement that it will double its workforce with increased hiring in engineering and products departments. At Uber’s Hyderabad and Bengaluru facilities, there will be an increase from more than 500 to over 1000 ‘technologists’ next year.

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In a company statement, Uber says that the company wants to recruit full-stack teams including product designers, product managers, user researchers, data scientist, back-end, front-end and mobile engineers, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) experts.

Uber India Head of Engineering, Apurva Dalal said that in 2018, the company’s tech teams’ size grew by 150%. Their focus is to double that percentage in 2019. Since the start of this year, the online ride-hailing platform has been expanding its India tech presence as the company can see great potential in Indian tech talent.

The company’s tech centers in Hyderabad and Bengaluru play a critical role in urban mobility solutions development, as stated by the company.  Dalal also mentioned that their engineers are working on interesting fields including Rider access, Customer Engagement, Uber Maps, Marketplace, Eats as well as Data platforms. Talent from Indian top engineering universities will continue to be recruited by the company.

Uber India has developed some crucial innovations like Uber Lite, a faster and lighter version of its main app. The company values the importance of its engineering workforce as they have been making a great contribution to the creation of product including research, design, operations, development, data mapping and data science.

At the moment, the platform has expanded its business to 31 cities across the country. The company aims to bring its services to the country’s more isolated areas.

In a press conference in Delhi this October, Uber India and South Asia president, Pradeep Parameswaran told the reporters that the company is competing for user growth and the company consider India as one of the fastest and most significant markets for growth.


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