Online ridesharing transport network Uber on Saturday announced to double its workforce in the product and engineering departments. Uber is all set to increase manpower from over 500 to more than 1,000 ‘technologists’ at its Bengaluru and Hyderabad facilities next year.
Uber, headquartered in San Francisco, aims to hire product managers, product designers, data scientists, user researchers, mobile, front-end and back-end engineers, as well as Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) experts, the company said in a statement.
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Uber India Head of Engineering Apurva Dalal, said “In 2018, our tech teams grew by 150 per cent and we are focused on doubling down again in 2019.”
According to the company, its tech centres in Bengaluru and Hyderabad are critical to the global mission of developing urban mobility solutions for everyone.
“Engineers are working on exciting areas of Customer Engagement, Rider access (next billion riders), Uber Eats, Maps, Marketplace and Data platforms,” Dalal added.
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Uber said it will continue to hire talent from top engineering universities in the country. Uber Engineering India has developed some key innovations such as Uber Lite which is a lighter and faster version of the main app.
Uber currently operates in 31 cities in the country and aims to take its services to other, deeper parts of the country.
“We’re competing here for growth and we look at India as one of the largest, not just the fastest, providers of growth in our global corporate portfolio,” Pradeep Parameswaran, President, Uber India and South Asia, told reporters.