In addition to centres across the country (NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai) and smaller centres in all the cities it operates in, Uber Engineering Centre in Bangalore is now officially set in motion. This is in addition to its HSR Layout office, where some drivers had protested against a revised incentive structure.
Uber Engineering Centre in Bangalore will augment its marketing and alliances office in Gurgaon as well as through out the country. A number of positions are open in marketing, branding, alliances and partner management (see Uber Open Positions in India here). India’s product team based out of the Uber Engineering Centre in Bangalore will however, be the latest addition to its existing engineering outposts in San Francisco, Amsterdam, Sofia in Bulgaria, Aarhus in Denmark and Vilnius in Lithuania.
Uber has been upping its graph in what is now its 3rd largest market outside of United States and China. It is also doing a number of Startup outreach programs. Among them, is its CEO’s high profile visit for Startup India event. It is in this context that Uber Engineering Centre in Bangalore becomes even more interesting. It is likely to have a significant headcount. Uber’s Engineering Centre in Bangalore is not the only Engineering Centre coming up. Twitter is beefing up its presence in Bengaluru after its acquired missed call startup Zipdial earlier this year.
Uber is going to open hiring for software engineers and products managers in Bangalore soon. This team will work closely with its on-ground operations teams across various Indian cities and its product engineering team in San Francisco. The team is called the India growth product engineering team and it will be responsible for all product and engineering projects related to growing Uber’s business not only in India but the entire Asia Pacific region. “When Uber sets up engineering offices, our goal is to give the teams high impact projects and a considerable amount of autonomy. Currently we have engineering teams travelling to India and once this Bangalore team is established they will be aligning frequently,” Satish Shah, head of India recruitment at Uber, said.