eBay is set to hire 700 resources more for its Bangalore development center, the online commerce site said on Thursday.
With this headcount in Bangalore will grow to 1,000 by 2016 from the present 300.
The centre in Bangalore will add to eBay’s existing presence in India that includes a development centre in Chennai that has close to 2,000 technologists and the company’s India business unit in Mumbai.
The company said the center would host several centres of excellence for both eBay Marketplaces and PayPal.
The company will be hiring technologists with strong product development experience across the functions including platform and application development, architecture, quality engineering, product management, marketing and product analytics, user experience and design, information security, etc.
The new eBay facility in Bangalore joins other eBay’s global development centres located around the world, including, Austin, Berlin, Boston, Chennai, Netanya, New York, Omaha, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Scottsdale, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore and Timonium.
“We will be hiring total 1,000 technologists for Bangalore global development centre over the next three years. We already have 300 people with us here and we will be building on our current strength, ….so it would be addition of 700 more people by 2016,” said eBay Product Development Centre General Manager Ramkumar Narayanan.
“Bangalore is known around the world as the centre for technology innovation in India. We are looking to tap into the large pool of software engineering talent in Bangalore, who will innovate with us and create the future of commerce,” said eBay Marketplaces Technology and Sciences Vice-President Ken Moss.
eBay’s Bangalore center had started working on areas like consumer application, mobile application, architecture functions and on technology related to analytics.
eBay has already invested in online retailer Snapdeal.com. Earlier, Snapdeal.com raised money from three venture capital firms and angel investors to close a $50 million round of funding that began in April with investment by eBay.