UBER LAUNCHES NEW ENGINEERING FACILITY IN HYDERABAD
L-R: Daniel Graf, VP & Head of Product, Uber; Ms. Katherine Hadda, U.S. Consul General; Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, IT Secretary, Government of Telangana; Manik Gupta, Head of Products, Marketplace and Maps.
Hyderabad,November 16, 2017: Uber, the world’s largest ridesharing company, todayinaugurated its engineering facility in Hyderabad. A team of over 40 engineershave already been hired to build world-class business intelligence platformsand real time streaming for Uber globally. Spread over 18000 sq. ft., thisfacility is located in HiTec City, Kondapur - the tech hub of Hyderabad.
Speaking onthe launch of the Hyderabad engineering facility, Daniel Graf, VP and Head ofProduct Uber said, “Uber’s second engineering facility in India truly reflectsour commitment to investing in this market. Our engineers across the world aresolving complex problems with technology to continuously improve the Uberexperience for riders and driver partners. I’m excited for the Hyderabadengineering team to join our global workforce to make Uber’s mission of‘transportation for everyone, everywhere’ a reality.”
TheEngineering facility in Hyderabad will hire best-in-class software engineersacross all levels who will focus on developing high quality scalable platformsthat focus on a seamless core global business economic experience.
ShriJayeshRanjan, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce (I&C) andInformation Technology (IT), Government of Telangana said, “Uber’s continuedinvestment in Hyderabad to set up its first Center of Excellence in Asia andnow a new engineering facility reiterates that Telangana is the preferredlocation for global companies looking to set up operations in India. We aredelighted that this engineering facility will create more employmentopportunities and have a positive impact on the state and our economy as awhole.”
Ms.Katherine Hadda, US Consul-General, Hyderabad said, “I’m pleased to see thecontinued commitment from Uber, the world’s most valuable startup in Telangana.This is a reflection of strong US - India tech collaboration. The talent poolin India coupled with the government’s initiatives to ensure ease of doingbusiness in Hyderabad and the rest of the state is attracting many U.S.companies to set up operations here.”
In February2016, Uber’s first Center of Excellence in Asia was launched in Hyderabadprovide specialised support for critical incidents that require immediateattention. Today, a team of 500 specialists provide support via multiplechannels--email, phone and social media to ensure seamless experience before,during and after the ride.
Ubercurrently has engineering centers in San Francisco, Seattle, New York,Louisville, Amsterdam, Sofia in Bulgaria, Aarhus in Denmark, Vilnius inLithuania, Bangalore and now Hyderabad in India.