- Last month also, Uber announced it would hire 140 engineers in India. However, with the additional hiring of 85 engineers, the total count is now 225.
- It also hired former Amazon employees, Manikandan Thangarathnam and Jayaram Valliyur, for key roles in the company.
The ride-hailing firm ‘Uber’ is working to hire 225 engineers in India, strengthening its tech team in the key overseas market months after it eliminated thousands of jobs globally, according to a TechCrunch report.
Uber announced it would hire 140 engineers in India last month. However, it said it was in the process of hiring an additional 85 engineers.
The world’s largest taxi company, which competes with Ola in India, has hired Manikandan Thangarathnam to lead the company’s rider and platform engineering teams in Bangalore. Earlier Thangarathnam spent nearly 13 years as a director of engineering at Amazon
Earlier, the company also hired Jayaram Valliyur, who too worked at Amazon for 14 years, as a senior director to lead its global finance technology team.
The move comes at a time when several high-profile engineers have left Uber India in recent months to join Google and Amazon, among other tech giants citing that they had lost confidence in Uber’s future prospects in the country.
Thuan Pham, Uber’s longtime chief technology officer, who left the company earlier this year, reportedly cautioned that hiring more engineers so quickly in India would require accepting lower-quality candidates.
Uber and Ola both claim to be the No.1 ride-hailing service in India. However, according to Rajeev Misra, the chief of SoftBank Vision Fund which is a common investor in both the companies, said last month that Ola maintained a small lead over Uber in India.
Uber is planning to expand its technology in India to line with its vision to make mobility and delivery more accessible and becoming the backbone of transportation in thousands of cities across the globe.
About the company: Uber Technologies, commonly known as Uber, offers vehicles for hire, food delivery (Uber Eats), package delivery, couriers, freight transportation. The company is based in San Francisco and has operations in over 900 metropolitan areas worldwide. The company started its operations in India in 2013.