As Hike focuses on growth and innovation, it continues to strengthen its senior leadership, especially in tech roles. The company had recently announced the hiring of Seema Chawla as VP & Head of Marketing. Now it makes another appointment and ropes in Suvesh Malhotra as VP & Head of Engineering.
In his previous stints, Malhotra has been SVP, Technology at OYO Hotels & Homes leading consumer-facing technology, Head of Technology at Amazon for BuyVIP, flash sales e-commerce platform, CTO at StepOut, a startup building social products in India and similar stints at Homeshop18 and Oracle.His expertise with building large scale distributed systems, mobile apps, ML-based systems, social network, eCommerce platforms, and IoT technologies, will add to the company’s efforts towards innovating at the intersection of Art, AI & consumer delight.
“Social is a space I have always been passionate about. The advancements in technology today have opened the doors for tremendous innovation. Kavin's vision for a new social future is big and exciting and I’m thrilled to join the stellar team at Hike to redefine the way social products are built. With HikeLand, we’ve planted the seeds for this vision to build a truly homegrown product built for India,” shares Malhotra as he gears up for this new opportunity.
In his new role, Malhotra would be looking after all things technology and engineering making it a core differentiator for Hike and enabling a seamless social experience for Hike users. Let’s see how he helps Hike in its current phase of growth and innovation.
Meanwhile, Hike continues to hire for positions across teams and functions. The company has also recently gone Remote-First for all of 2020. Hike is also open to hiring remote talent. It has even initiated virtual hiring events as part of its ZeroTo2 program focused on onboarding young talent from colleges. Many other companies have been also hiring remotely and this seems to now becoming the new normal, as the pandemic made people realize the benefits of this work structure.