The global food delivery service that operates across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia will recruit a whole team of engineers to its new engineering center in India. The company's brand new India Engineering Center will be located in Hyderabad.
The engineering center will form an integral part of Deliveroo's central tech organization. Deliveroo has already begun hiring and is planning to hire more than 150 engineers from India within the fields of platforms, analytics, automation and machine learning by the end of 2022.
The Engineering Center will be Deliveroo's most significant technology hub outside of the United Kingdom, where the company has its headquarters. The company has appointed Sashi Somavarapu, the Vice-President of Engineering, to head the center.
Deliveroo's services are backed by cutting-edge logistics technology built on machine learning and intelligence. The introduction of its India Engineering Center provides unparalleled opportunities for engineers to tackle the most cutting-edge business issues as Deliveroo increases its size and expands its offerings.
Will Shu, Deliveroo CEO and Founder said: "Deliveroo is increasing with a bold plan to become the world's leading food delivery platform. The opening of a new engineering center in India will expand our global team of incredible engineers. The center will enable us to bring innovative solutions for all sides of our marketplace, enabling the world's most successful service for customers, restaurants and grocers, and riders. This is an exciting new development that is a major milestone for Deliveroo, and I am looking eagerly to work with the new colleagues in India."
VP Engineering, Shashi has been in charge of teams at some of the world's most technologically advanced organizations, including Amazon, Jio Platforms and Ford Motor. Shashi will report to Devesh Mishra, who joined Deliveroo in 2021 as the company's Chief Product and Technology Officer. Before joining Deliveroo, Devesh was VP, Global Supply Chain at Amazon, managing thousands of data scientists, engineers and product managers. They managed the supply chain across more than 185 countries. In this position, Devesh developed the world's most modern supply chain using data analytics and predictive technology and machine learning to grow Amazon's marketplace and retail businesses.
Devesh Mishra, Chief Product and Technology Officer of Deliveroo, stated: "Some of the world's most innovative tech talent is situated in India, and that's the reason we're so thrilled to be able to recruit in Hyderabad. We're aware that there is a talent pool in India. There is a pool of engineers who can solve some of the most challenging issues within the tech industry and innovate within a dynamic environment and combine the knowledge and experience of a team with an entrepreneurial approach. Our work in India will have a major impact globally and help Deliveroo grow while remaining at the forefront of the change within its industry. This is an enormous chance for software engineers, data scientists, machine-learning as well as artificial intelligence experts to tackle some of the most challenging issues in engineering."
To foster a meaningful connection in the UK and Indian technology teams, Deliveroo will enable its UK tech team members to work in India to aid in learning and onboarding.