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Hyderabad, NFAPost: The COVID-19 pandemic has wrecked havoc on businesses and economy alike. Uber, the world’s biggest travel aggregator, was in the news for furloughing thousands of employees on May, roughly months after the pandemic swept across the country. After months, Uber seems to have pulled up its socks and is slowly limping back to normalcy. 

Uber is recruiting 140 more engineers for its tech teams in Bangalore and Hyderabad to build cutting-edge products in areas such as rider and driver growth, delivery, marketplace, customer service, digital payments, risk and compliance, safety, and finance technology.  

These expansion plans are in line with its vision to make mobility and delivery more accessible, and to become the backbone of transportation in thousands of cities across the globe. 

New driving force

Uber recently hired Jayaram Valliyur as senior director to lead its global finance technology team, spread across multiple geographies. Prior to Uber, Jayaram worked for Amazon for 14 years, where he was responsible for bootstrapping and scaling its India development center. He also led teams in charge of transportation, new seller registration and identity verification. 

Commenting on Uber’s tech hiring drive, Jayaram remarked, “We’re leveraging India’s outstanding product and engineering talent to fuel our next wave of products and services. We’re looking to hire engineers who’re deeply technical and passionate about solving complex problems in the mobility and delivery space. We welcome the country’s top  talent and will provide them a very enriching experience.” 

Uber tech team

Recently, Uber’s tech teams have been heavily invested in building mask recognition capabilities to ensure that driver partners wear masks for their own safety as well as that of riders. 

To enable more effective social distancing measures, Uber’s engineers have been accelerating digital payments and also use advanced Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to seamlessly onboard restaurant menus onto Uber marketplace for enabling greater earning opportunities.

Uber has started reaching out to prospective candidates for building new teams and adding to existing ones, including Uber infrastructure, marketplace, Uber for Business (U4B), marketing and advertising platforms.

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