Uber hires new Senior Director in India to lead data, core platform teams

Uber Technologies hires new Senior Director – Engineering, Namit Jain, to lead its Data, Core Infrastructure, and Platform teams in India.

Namit will be based out of the company’s new Bengaluru office and will head a team of spirited engineers working to bolster Uber’s core platform and leverage data to improve efficiencies.

Uber’s tech centers in India are working across domains and geographic lines to innovate for markets globally. In terms of embracing the #OneUber approach, collaborative culture will be a key priority for Uber in 2022 to address the emerging mobility landscape while continuing to lead with innovation.

“I’m excited to join forces with the amazing teams here at Uber and embark on what I’m certain will be an exciting journey alongside incredibly talented people who are mission driven. It feels special to join a pioneering company whose products are used by millions of people daily across the globe.” said Namit Jain, Senior Director – Engineering at Uber.

Namit joins Uber with over 25 years of experience, including a long stint in the San Francisco Bay area working at Oracle and Facebook, where he was the first PMC chair for Apache Hive. After moving back to India, he started Nutanix India from scratch, a pioneer in hyper-converged infrastructure. After that, he headed engineering at Qubole and in his most recent role, Namit was Vice President of Engineering at Cohesity – a data management company. A dad to two teenagers, Namit graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, and secured his Master’s in Science from the University of Minnesota in the US.

Uber is committed to the growth and recognition of tech talent in India and aims to continue strengthening the workforce at the twin tech centers in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Uber recently announced that they have achieved the 1,000 engineer’s milestone in India and aim to hire 500 more by the end of 2022.

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