Uber announced it is recruiting close to 250 engineers for its Bangalore and Hyderabad-based teams, as the company continues to expand the scope of operations for its engineering and product work in the country. The current round of hiring aims at strengthening the company’s rider and driver growth, delivery, eats, digital payments, risk and compliance, marketplace, customer obsession, infrastructure, adtech, data, safety and finance technology teams. These roles are currently split between the Hyderabad and Bangalore tech centers.
Uber’s expansion plans are in line with its vision to make mobility and delivery more accessible, and to become the backbone of transportation in over 10,000 cities across the globe, said a statement from the company.
Commenting on Uber’s tech hiring drive, Manikandan Thangarathnam, senior director – engineering said: “Our teams in Hyderabad and Bangalore work on important global mandates, and pioneer various industry-first innovations. In order to serve more people across the globe, we’re expanding our teams and are looking for bright engineering minds so we can collectively solve mobility and delivery challenges across all our global markets.”
Uber has started reaching out to prospective candidates for building new teams and adding to existing ones, including Uber infrastructure, Eats, Marketplace, Risk and Payments, Uber for Business (U4B), marketing and advertising platforms.
Recently, Uber’s tech teams have been heavily invested in building technology to enable safer rides and delivery across cities, including enabling mask-detection features and updating maps across countries. To facilitate more effective social distancing measures, Uber’s engineers have been accelerating digital payments in several countries, and also using Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to digitise several parts of Uber’s operations, including driver onboarding, and uploading digital menus.