Everyone knows that the talent in India is immense and India is one of the most important key growth markets in the world. Paypal has identified the country’s potential and has planned to hire 600 techies by December 2018
Guru Bhat, GM, technology, and head of engineering, PayPal said: “We plan to increase the headcount by 600 in 2018. Some of the job roles that PayPal intends to hire for include application developers — Java, Node JS; back-end developers — data engineers, data experts and product managers.”
The company has tech centres in Chennai and Bengaluru, with a total headcount of 1,700.
“For PayPal, the India centres are key and strategic. This is a great opportunity for us in terms of not just business but also to leverage the great talent that exists here,” Bhat said.
The company plans to recruit fresh as well as lateral hires who will be contributing in the areas of AI and ML.
The fresh and lateral hires PayPal plans to make will work in domains like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
According to Bhat, digital payments space in India is very interesting as the government is pushing for digitalization and Paypal is in a good position to offer value to its customers.
“As a company, we are growing and we are growing very rapidly over 20% Y-O-Y in revenue,” Bhat added.
According to reports, in the next 5 years, Paypal aims to command a much larger share than existing leaders such as PhonePe, Paytm, and Amazon Pay.
PayPal is available in more than 200 markets around the world.