News: Uber aims to introduce more engineering jobs in India


Uber aims to introduce more engineering jobs in India

Uber to expand its engineering team in India
Uber aims to introduce more engineering jobs in India

Uber, a US- based cab aggregator is aggressively looking out to hire more techies for its Indian centers. Currently, it employs 100 people in its two centers at Bengaluru and Hyderabad working in areas like safety, payments, driver growth, maps, vehicle telematics and rider experience, among others. Uber is looking out to roll out more innovations in areas like payments, bookings and rider and driver experience and therefore, looking out to hire rapidly for product managers, data scientists, designers, etc.  

Apurva Dalal, Head of Engineering at Uber, was quoted in media reports, saying “There are many challenges that are specific to the Indian market. Things like patchy Internet connectivity and poor mapping coverage are some challenges that we are trying to solve and solutions are extended to other markets that may face similar challenges. Thus, we are hiring rapidly. We are looking for product managers, data scientists, designers etc.”

After its exit from the China market, Uber considers India and South-east Asian countries as its prominent growth market and is leaving no stone unturned to improve its technology to rope in users from its competitors. Recently, in order to embrace the country’s drive towards going cashless, Uber has initiated talks with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) in an attempt to introduce UPI-based payments option on its platform. Bengaluru-based cab aggregator Ola already allows users to pay for rides using UPI.

Amidst the current layoffs in IT industry and shrinking job market in engineering jobs especially in IT, Uber’s hiring plans give a ray of hope in reviving the employment market.


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Topics: Recruitment

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