You are here: Home » News-IANS » Business-Economy
Business Standard

Uber India to double down on hiring engineers in 2019

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

on Saturday announced to double its workforce in the product and engineering departments -- from over 500 to more than 1,000 'technologists' -- at its and facilities next year.

aims to hire full-stack teams that include product managers, product designers, data scientists, user researchers, mobile, front-end and back-end engineers, as well as (ML) and (AI) experts, the company said in a statement.

"In 2018, our tech teams grew by 150 per cent and we are focused on doubling down again in 2019," said Apurva Dalal, Head of Engineering,

According to the company, its tech centres in and are critical to the global mission of developing for everyone.

"Engineers are working on exciting areas of Customer Engagement, Rider access (next billion riders), Uber Eats, Maps, Marketplace and Data platforms," informed Dalal.

Uber said it will continue to hire talent from top engineering universities in the country.

Uber Engineering has developed some key innovations such as Uber Lite which is a lighter and faster version of the main app.

"Engineers have been able to work and contribute to the complete lifecycle of the product, which includes design, research, development, operations, data science, and data mapping," said the company.

Uber currently operates in 31 cities in the country and aims to take its services to other, deeper parts of the country.

"We're competing here for growth and we look at as one of the largest -- not just the fastest -- providers of growth in our global corporate portfolio," Pradeep Parameswaran, President, Uber India and South Asia, told reporters in in October.

--IANS

na/in

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 11:16 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU