San Francisco-based digital customer care firm Lithium Technologies will double workforce in India in the next 18 months as it looks to expand product development and operation base, as per a top company official.
Lithium Technologies CEO Pete Hess told PTI, “Lithium has an office in Bengaluru with about 100 people and in the next 12-18 months will probably come close to doubling that. Lithium will do product development in Bangalore including customer support and operations.”
Almost 80 percent of the workforce at Lithium office in India is engaged in product development and it has plans to hire a majority of the workforce from computer science stream.
Lithium Technologies Chief Technology Officer Raju Malhotra stated, “Most of the people hired till now in Bengaluru office are from computer science background. But we won't shy away from talents in other fields.”
While the company has no client based out of India but serves multinational firms that have a presence in the country. As per Hess, the priority for the company is to build a marketing team here in India.
The company has also moved to a 30,000 square feet leased premise where it can accommodate 200 people.