Uber to expand product & tech work; announces to recruit 250 engineers
As Uber continues to expand the scope of operations for its engineering and product work in the country, it announces its recruitment of close to 250 engineers for its Bangalore and Hyderabad-based teams.
The current round of hiring is expected to strengthen the company’s adtech, data, rider and driver growth, infrastructure, risk & compliance, delivery, customer obsession, eats, marketplace, digital payments, safety and finance technology teams. These roles are currently split between the Hyderabad and Bangalore tech centers.
Uber plans to become the backbone of transportation in over 10,000 cities across the globe with this expansion and it aims to make mobility and delivery more accessible.
Commenting on Uber’s tech hiring drive, Manikandan Thangarathnam, Senior Director – Engineering said, “Our teams in Hyderabad and Bangalore work on important global mandates, and pioneer various industry-first innovations. In order to serve more people across the globe, we’re expanding our teams and are looking for bright engineering minds so we can collectively solve mobility and delivery challenges across all our global markets.’’
Including Uber infrastructure, Eats, Marketplace, Risk and Payments, Uber for Business (U4B), marketing and advertising platforms, Uber has started reaching out to prospective candidates for building new teams and adding to existing ones.
To enable safer rides and delivery across cities, recently, Uber’s tech teams have been heavily invested in building technology including enabling mask-detection features and updating maps across countries. Uber’s engineers have been accelerating digital payments in several countries to facilitate more effective social distancing measures. They are also using Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to digitise several parts of Uber’s operations, including driver onboarding, and uploading digital menus.
Uber aims to create opportunities through movement. The company started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? It is building products to get people closer to where they want to be after more than 15 billion trips. Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities by changing how people, food, and things move through cities.