Uber is prepping India as its main engineering hub outside its San Francisco headquarters, a move that may attract more investment in the country.
Several core technology functions, such as maps intelligence and algorithms to match riders and drivers — used at scale across the globe — are being developed at locations in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The cab aggregator plans to increase the technical staff, which includes product managers and designers, to 1,000, from about 600 presently, said Apurva Dalal, director engineering, Uber India.
In India, the company employs around 2,600 people or around 10% of its global strength, and with the new hiring, the India operations will have over 3,600 employees. However, in October 2019, Uber had laid off around 350 employees in a global downsizing, which impacted over 30 employees in India.
Source: Business Standard