Uber said on Thursday that it was trying to recruit 225 engineers in India, the first time the company has reinvigorated its technical team in key overseas markets months after thousands of jobs were lost as a result of the covid-19 pandemic. The taxi company, which competes with Ola in India, said today that it has hired manikandan thangarathnam, who has been Engineering Director for nearly 13 years at Amazon, to lead the company’s rider and platform engineering team in Bangalore. < p > < p > last month, Uber announced that it would recruit 140 engineers in India. Today, it said it was hiring 85 more engineers. The move comes as several senior engineers have left Uber India in recent months to join technology giants such as Google and Amazon. A senior engineer who recently left Uber said many of his colleagues had lost confidence in Uber’s future prospects in the country. < p > < p > Uber said its technology expansion plans in India were in line with its vision to make mobile and delivery more convenient and to become a transportation hub for thousands of cities around the world;. < / P > < p > the company recently hired jayaram valliyur as senior director to lead its global financial technology team. Prior to this position, jayaram also worked for Amazon for 14 years. < p > < p > in July, the information media described Uber CEO Dara khosrowshahi’s plan to transfer his engineering role to India as a cost saving measure. Khosrowshahi’s plan has sparked internal debate, the report said. < / P > < p > it is reported that Thuan Pham, Uber’s long-term chief technology officer, who left the company earlier this year, warned that hiring more engineers in India so quickly would & quot; need to endure lower quality appointments;. Both Uber and Ola claim to be the number one taxi service in India, but Rajeev Misra, head of Softbank vision fund, a co investor of the two companies, said last month that Ola had a small lead over Uber in India;. Global Tech

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