Ride-hailing company Uber hiring 250 engineers to expand operations

In a view to expanding its Indian operations, San Francisco-based ride-hailing company Uber announced, it will be hiring nearly 250 engineers for its Hyderabad and Bengaluru office. According to the press statement, The company will be hiring engineers to expand the scope of its engineering and product operations in the country.

In mid-October 2020, The ride-hailing company onboarded Manikandan Thangarathnam as Senior Director and recruited 85 engineers to bolster its Indian technology and product team.

The hiring will help Uber to strengthen the rider and driver growth, delivery, eats, digital payments, risk & compliance, marketplace, customer obsession, infrastructure, AdTech, data, safety, and finance technology teams, the release said.

The company said it is expanding its operations to make mobility and delivery more accessible across the country. Uber is aiming to become the ‘backbone’ of transportation in over 10,000 cities across the globe, it said.

Speaking on the development, Manikandan Thangarathnam, Senior Director of Engineering, Uber India, said, “Our teams in Hyderabad and Bengaluru work on important global mandates, and pioneer various industry-first innovations. In order to serve more people across the globe, We are looking for bright engineering minds so we can collectively solve mobility and delivery challenges across all our global markets.”

He further said the company has already started reaching out to prospective candidates for building new teams and adding to existing ones in the country.

Over the past few months, Uber has been investing heavily in technology to enable safer rides and deliveries across cities, including enabling mask-detection features and updating maps across countries. ” As the pandemic continues to impact many parts of the world, the tech team will continue supporting emerging business requirements,” the company said.

To facilitate more effective social distancing measures, Uber’s engineers have been accelerating digital payments in several countries, and also using machine learning and artificial intelligence to digitize several parts of Uber’s operations, including driver onboarding, and uploading digital menus, the release said.

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