The cab aggregator had seen its services severely impacted due to the Covid pandemic as lockdowns globally to prevent the spread of pandemic resulted in lower trip volumes.
App-cab service provider Uber on Wednesday said it will recruit 250 engineers split between its tech centres at Bangalore and Hyderabad.
The ride hailing service said it is building new teams and adding to the existing ones, including Uber infrastructure, Eats, Marketplace, Risk and Payments, Uber for Business (U4B), marketing and advertising platforms.
Manikandan Thangarathnam, senior director – engineering, said, “Our teams in Hyderabad and Bangalore work on important global mandates, and pioneer various industry-first innovations.
“In order to serve more people across the globe, we’re expanding our teams and are looking for bright engineering minds so we can collectively solve mobility and delivery challenges across all our global markets.’’
Recently, Uber’s tech teams have been heavily invested in building technology to enable safer rides and delivery across cities, including enabling mask-detection features and updating maps across countries.
To facilitate more effective social distancing measures, Uber’s engineers have been accelerating digital payments in several countries, and also using machine learning and artificial intelligence to digitise several parts of Uber’s operations, including driver on boarding, and uploading digital menus.
The cab aggregator had seen its services severely impacted due to the Covid pandemic as lockdowns globally to prevent the spread of pandemic resulted in lower trip volumes. The company in an SEC filing in May last year had announced layoffs of around 3700 full time employees. In India around 600 positions were reportedly impacted.