OYO has announced the hiring of 300 plus technology professionals including software development, engineering & product managers, designers, data scientists across entry-level to senior leadership roles for the next six months, the company said in a statement.
The global travel technology company is seeking to hire full-stack teams with key skill sets and expertise in the areas of Machine Learning, Data Engineering & Information Security, Android and iOS developers. The expanded design, product and engineering teams will be responsible to build long-term capabilities for OYO from scratch and update the current tech stack. The move is onset to recent developments as the company is set to introduce several innovations and commit to investments in technology, further optimising revenues for hotel owners, while improving the user experience for customers.
Speaking about the tech hiring, Dinesh Ramamurthi, Chief Human Resources Officer, OYO, said, “Over the past year and a half, we’ve been doubling down on our technology and pioneered several industry-first innovations to enhance customer experiences and maximise revenues for SMEs of hotels and homes. As an organisation that is deeply committed to solving problems with technology, inducting top tech talent is a key priority for us.”
The hiring will play a critical role in accelerating OYO’s transformation to a global full-stack technology provider for small and mid-sized hotels and homes. They have already made moves in the market by adopting AI and Machine Learning in their service repertoire.
Commenting on the development, Ankit Mathuria, Chief Technology Officer, OYO, said, ”At OYO, we believe in the philosophy to keep the ‘geek’ alive in our techies. We don’t put our talent in a box. Instead, we allow them to think big and think differently. “
He also added that the company is blessed with a diverse pool of talent and each one of them will bring gripping ideas to the table, fueling the next wave of growth at OYO.
OYO has already begun onboarding over 50 mid-level tech talent and around 150 campus recruits from top universities across India. The company is also actively considering bringing back ex-OYOpreneurs from its technology team and is providing upskilling opportunities for employees through several internal development programs.