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Uber India tech to double India headcount

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Ride-hailing platform said Friday it will bolster its engineering presence in and is looking to double its product and engineering headcount across tech centres in and

Plans are afoot to scale up to over 1,000 techies across engineering and product teams in and Hyderabad, said the company which currently has 500 plus engineers across the two locations.

"We see immense potential in India's tech talent and have been expanding our tech presence since the start of this year. In 2018, our tech teams grew by 150 per cent and we are focused on doubling down again in 2019," Apurva Dalal, Head of Engineering, said in a statement.

India tech centres in and are "critical" to Uber's global mission of developing for everyone, he said.

Techies are working on areas of customer engagement, rider access (next billion riders), Uber Eats, Maps, Marketplace and Data platforms, Dalal added.

Uber will continue hiring talent from top engineering universities in the country besides lateral hiring in the areas of data science, distributed systems, mobile, and and others.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 22:11 IST