On Wednesday, Uber said that the company is hiring 140 engineers for its tech teams in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The hired engineers will mainly focus on developing new products in areas including driver growth, delivery, customer service, digital payments, and so on.
Why this new recruitment?
Uber has already more than 600 people working in its Hyderabad and Bengaluru teach team and this new recruitment of 140 engineers aims to make mobility and delivery more reachable. The company also aims to become the transportation major by thrashing its peers like Ola and others operating in different cities of the world.
To recover the loss caused due to the worldwide pandemic, Uber has started adding prospective candidates and making new teams like Uber infrastructure, the marketplace, Uber for Business (U4B), marketing, and advertising platforms.
Not only in its tech team, but the company has also recently hired Jayaram Valliyur as a senior director in its global financial technology team. He has earlier worked with Amazon and is known for taking the company to new heights.
“We’re leveraging India’s outstanding product and engineering talent to fuel our next wave of products and services. We’re looking to hire engineers who’re deeply technical and passionate about solving complex problems in the mobility and delivery space. We welcome the country’s top talent and will provide them a very enriching experience,” Valliyur said.
Earlier, in the month of May, the company had announced laying off 600 Indian employees because of the coronavirus outbreak which severely affected the business.
The company highlighted in a statement that these 140 more engineers for the company’s tech teams in Bangalore and Hyderabad will mainly work on developing products in areas like rider and driver growth, delivery, customer service, digital payments, and so on.
In view of the coronavirus outbreak, the company has also invested a huge amount in developing mask recognition capabilities to ensure that both driver and rider wears the mask for overall protection.