Uber to hire 140 engineers for tech teams in India

Ride-hailing company Uber on Wednesday said it is hiring 140 engineers for its tech teams in Bengaluru and Hyderabad, PTI reported.
Uber Eats networkIts engineers aim to build products in various areas such as rider and driver growth, delivery and customer service.

The US-based company, which competes with Ola and others in the Indian market, has over 600 people in its Hyderabad and Bengaluru teams.

Uber in May announced laying off about 600 employees in India – about a quarter of its staff in the country – as business had taken a major hit amid COVID-19 pandemic. The move had impacted driver and rider support operations, and other functions of its India operations.

“Uber is recruiting 140 more engineers for its tech teams in Bangalore and Hyderabad to build cutting-edge products in areas such as rider and driver growth, delivery, marketplace, customer service, digital payments, risk and compliance, safety, and finance technology,” a statement said.

Uber has started reaching out to prospective candidates for building new teams and adding to existing ones, including Uber infrastructure, marketplace, Uber for Business (U4B), marketing and advertising platforms, it said.

Uber had recently hired Jayaram Valliyur as senior director to lead its finance technology team, spread across multiple geographies. Prior to Uber, Jayaram Valliyur worked for Amazon for 14 years, responsible for bootstrapping and scaling its India development centre.

Uber’s tech teams have been working on a number of products, including building mask recognition capabilities to ensure that driver partners wear masks for their own safety as well as that of riders.

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