Uber Technologies announced a fresh round of recruitment for its India tech centers, with a plan to hire 500 more tech employees by December. The app-based mobility and delivery company has a 1,000-member tech team across its centers in Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
The hiring plan is a testament to Uber’s commitment to India, and its recognition of the engineering talent in the country. Uber hired 250 engineers to its India teams in 2021. The company has been expanding teams at all its tech centers across the globe, including the US, Canada, LatAm, Amsterdam, and at its twin centers in India.
Earlier this week, Uber inaugurated a new floor at its Bengaluru tech center. Dr. C. N. Ashwath Narayan, Minister of IT, Karnataka officially unveiled the new space in India’s tech capital.
Uber Vice President and Head of Mobility Engineering, Praveen Neppalli Naga, visited India for the announcement and the inauguration of the new office. Speaking at a press conference, Praveen said, “India is a key market for Uber and we continue investing in the twin tech centers here. The teams play a crucial role in driving world-class innovations by launching products and services globally. We are committed to making mobility available at everyone’s fingertips, and the strength of our technology sets us apart in this regard.”
Jayaram Valliyur, Senior Director – Engineering, Uber said, “The tech teams at Uber are driving pioneering innovations in the realm of mobility and delivery. We’re excited to onboard passionate problem solvers to our team, to collectively lead people into cities of the future.”
“Uber is looking for the best-in-class engineers, data scientists, and program managers to join its global engineering and product teams, with the aim of ‘Building locally, and scaling globally’. We are excited about the possibilities that a rapidly evolving mobility space presents, and will continue to lead innovations for our customers across the world,” said Manikandan Thangarathnam, Senior Director – Engineering, Uber.
Uber’s tech journey in India started in 2014 at a bungalow in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, and has expanded over the years to a point where its tech centers in the country are now its second largest in the world, following its facilities in the US. The centers at Hyderabad and Bengaluru handle critical functions for Uber such as Rider Engineering, Eats Engineering, Infra tech, Data, Maps, Uber for Business, FinTech, Customer Obsession, and Growth & Marketing, among others.