Deliveroo, a UK-based global food-delivery company, has announced the launch of its India Engineering Centre in Hyderabad. It is gearing to hire at least 150 engineers in India. By the end of 2022, it will hire engineers from the fields of analytics, platforms, automation and machine learning.
The Company is set to expand its world-class engineering capabilities with a new team that will focus on delivering superior experiences to its customers, restaurant and grocery partners and delivery personnel or riders. It is looking to build highly scalable, reliable and innovative next-generation products for its worldwide operations.
With operations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia, Deliveroo operates a three-sided marketplace comprising consumers, restaurants and grocers, and delivery riders to bring people food and groceries in just about 20 minutes. This is possible because of its logistics technology driven by machine learning (ML).
The India Engineering Centre will offer immense opportunities to engineers to expedite software engineering and development across the fields of mobile apps, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), robotic process automation (RPA) and data analytics.
Deliveroo’s UK technology team members will spend time in India to help with onboarding and knowledge sharing.
The initial projects will focus on developing new application services to accelerate Deliveroo’s fast-growing grocery segment, ensure a best-in-class rider proposition and improve network efficiency, deliver enhanced, scalable automation systems and ensure seamless, fast consumer experiences.
Will Shu, Deliveroo CEO and Founder, is confident that “opening up a new engineering hub in India will extend our global team of incredible engineering talent” and help “unlock new innovations for each side of our marketplace, developing a world-leading service for consumers, restaurants and grocers, and riders”.
Devesh Mishra, chief product and technology officer, Deliveroo, admits that the engineering talent available in India possess the ability to “tackle some of the most challenging problems in tech, to innovate in a fast-paced environment and to combine experience and expertise with an entrepreneurial mindset”. Given that the work in India will have a global impact, Mishra says that “this is a massive opportunity for software engineers, data scientists, machine learning and artificial intelligence engineers to work on some of the toughest challenges in engineering.”