New Delhi-based e-commerce platform Snapdeal this week announced the expansion of their technology team. This move would include hiring 120 engineers to work in fields related to machine learning, gamification and personalisation.
The e-commerce platform said that this development was a part of their Snapdeal 2.0 strategy.
These positions at Snapdeal span across entry, mid and senior positions in areas like artificial intelligence, machine learning, full stack, Java back-end, and front-end engineering.
The company was started by Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal in 2010. Back then, Snapdeal had said that they had an assortment of 60 million plus products across 800 categories from regional, national and international brands and retailers. They had also claimed to have more than 3 lakh sellers and were delivering across 6,000 cities and towns in India.
Last year, Snapdeal had hired over 150 new members in their technology, engineering, product and design verticals.
Explaining their plan to expand their tech team, a Snapdeal spokesperson told a news wire, "This resurgence [Snapdeal 2.0] also enabled us to become the first e-commerce company in India to become cash flow positive, giving it the freedom to invest its earnings in growing the business. In the coming months, Snapdeal is looking to hire nearly 120 engineers who will work on various projects in the domains of machine learning, gamification, personalisation, cloud-agnostic production systems, among others."
Reportedly, they are also looking at adding vernacular components to the buying UX.
"The technology team is helping Snapdeal to deepen its efficiency initiatives, improve the experience for users and also lower the cost of operations. Technology continues at the heart of Snapdeal 2.0's success in driving growth, superior experience and more efficient operations," they said in a statement.
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