Uber, the ride sharing service provider has opened its first Asian engineering center in Bengaluru highlighting the focus on India to solve the localized challenges of Uber users in the country. The center will focus on software engineers, product developers and others working initially on problems specific to users in India. The center will eventually play a role in improving Uber’s customer-facing technologies worldwide. Worldwide, Uber has about a 1,000 engineers spread over nine engineering centers.
The engineering center in Bangalore is different from the Center of Excellence the company opened in Hyderabad which deals with operations and provides multi-channel support via email, phone and social media to ensure seamless experience before, during and after a ride.
The company is investing over $1 billion in India to build its network of cabs and has pumped in $50 million to open an operations-support center in Hyderabad last month. Uber engineering center currently has 8 engineers and plans to increase the head count to over 100 employees this year. The center, temporarily headed by Jaikumar Ganesh, is looking to hire more people in the near future, including a permanent India engineering head.
India’s importance for Uber, as the only other market that can rival China in scale, is also underscored by the company introducing the more-innovative services very quickly. For instance, a motorcycle and scooter service for short-distance trips was introduced in Bengaluru within days of its pilot launch pilot in Bangkok. The company has three engineering centers in the US, three in Europe and one in India.
Extra Info :
CEO: Travis Kalanick
Headquarter : San Francisco, California, United State
Founders : Travis Kalanick, Garrett Camp
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Courtesy : Asia News