Uber to double techies in workforce.
Bengaluru: Uber announced to double its workforce in the product and engineering departments -- from over 500 to more than 1,000 `technologists` -- at its Bengaluru and Hyderabad facilities next year.
Uber is online ride-hailing platform. It aims to hire full-stack teams that include product managers, product designers, data scientists, user researchers, mobile, front-end and back-end engineers, as well as Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) experts, the company said in a statement.
Apurva Dalal, Head of Engineering, Uber India, said, "In 2018, our tech teams grew by 150 per cent and we are focused on doubling down again in 2019." According to the company, its tech centres in Bengaluru and Hyderabad are critical to the global mission of developing urban mobility solutions for everyone.
"Engineers are working on exciting areas of Customer Engagement, Rider access (next billion riders), Uber Eats, Maps, Marketplace and Data platforms," informed Dalal. Uber said it will continue to hire talent from top engineering universities in the country. Uber Engineering India has developed some key innovations such as Uber Lite which is a lighter and faster version of the main app.