Online food aggregator, Swiggy has announced the plan to open a new development centre in Gurgaon – also the headquarter of its rival Zomato. In addition, the company has revealed its plan of hiring professionals.
Swiggy is rapidly expanding its technical teams as the food delivery company has experienced remarkable recovery and growth in recent months. The SoftBank-backed startup will hire across engineering, product, design, analytics, and data science divisions in the next two quarters.
Swiggy chose Gurgaon as the next development centre after conducting a poll on LinkedIn; check here. Swiggy’s current development teams are headquartered in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Swiggy’s more than 1,50,000 restaurant partners across 500 cities and towns in India would benefit from the Gurgaon centre, which will focus on developing platforms and applications to better their overall experience.
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The new Gurgaon centre will begin with a small team of highly skilled engineers under Ashish Arora. The company is also hiring for different roles. “For now, we have three key roles to start off with. We’re looking for people with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, experimentation, innovation and opportunities to fill the roles of Senior Engineering Manager, Software Development Engineer III (Frontend), and Software Development Engineer III (Backend),” said Ashish Arora, VP of ATS Tech Team at Swiggy, in a post.
In July this year, Swiggy raised $1.25 billion from investors such as SoftBank and Prosus. Accel Partners and Wellington Management were among the existing investors who took part in the fundraising. Qatar Investment Authority, Falcon Edge Capital, Amansa Capital, Goldman Sachs, Think Investments, and Carmignac were among the new investors in the round. The fundraise coincided with rival Zomato’s initial public offering (IPO).