Hyderabad: Uber, the ridesharing company inaugurated its engineering facility in Hyderabad. A team of over 40 engineers have already been hired to build its business intelligence platforms and real-time streaming for Uber globally. Spread over 18,000 sq ft, this facility is located in HiTec City, Kondapur.
Speaking on the launch of the Hyderabad engineering facility, Daniel Graf, VP and head of Product Uber said, “Uber’s second engineering facility in India truly reflects our commitment to investing in this market. Our engineers across the world are solving complex problems with technology to continuously improve the Uber experience for riders and driver partners.”
The engineering facility in Hyderabad will hire best-in-class software engineers across all levels who will focus on developing high quality scalable platforms that focus on a seamless core global business economic experience, the company said.
Jayesh Ranjan, principal secretary, Industries & Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT), Government of Telangana said, “Uber’s continued investment in Hyderabad to set up its first Center of Excellence in Asia and now a new engineering facility reiterates that Telangana is the preferred location for global companies looking to set up operations in India. We are delighted that this engineering facility will create more employment opportunities and have a positive impact on the state and our economy as a whole.”
Katherine Hadda, US consul-general, Hyderabad said, “This is a reflection of strong US-India tech collaboration. The talent pool in India coupled with the government’s initiatives to ensure ease of doing business in Hyderabad and the rest of the state is attracting many US companies to set up operations here.”
In February 2016, Uber’s first Center of Excellence in Asia was launched in Hyderabad to provide specialised support for critical incidents that require immediate attention. Today, a team of 500 specialists provide support via multiple channels–email, phone and social media to ensure seamless experience before, during and after the ride.
Uber currently has engineering centres in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Louisville, Amsterdam, Sofia in Bulgaria, Aarhus in Denmark, Vilnius in Lithuania, Bangalore and now Hyderabad in India.