In an endeavour to become more diverse and inclusive, Twitter is gearing up to expand its engineering team in India. The local hiring for various engineering positions will be led by Apurv Dalal, who was recently appointed as director – engineering. Backed by over 20 years of experience, Dalal has worked with Google, eBay and Uber in the past. He has moved to Twitter from Uber, Bengaluru, where he was engineering site lead.
The new team in India will be based in Bangalore, and will focus on research and design, to improve Twitter’s product offerings and also concentrate on data science and machine learning. Just like it has local engineering teams in London, Singapore and Toronto, Twitter hopes to set up a dedicated engineering team in India too, and is looking forward to leveraging the ace-quality talent pool of international standards.
India is amongst the microblogging and social-networking service’s fastest growing markets in the world.
The Company aims to have more employees from different places, representing different cultures, to add to its workforce diversity. It hopes to benefit from employees sharing the local context of conversations, which will help Twitter improve and add value to its services.
In India, the social-media giant has posted a 74 per cent year on year growth in the fourth quarter of 2020. Its focus is now to scale up, widen its reach, and establish a service that is Indian in the true sense of the word.