Online marketplace eBay today opened its new global development centre here and said it would hire 700 technologists to take the headcount at the facility to 1,000 by 2016.
The company said the centre would host several centres of excellence for both eBay Marketplaces and PayPal.
“We will be hiring total 1,000 technologists for Bangalore global development centre over the next three years. We already have 300 people with us here and we will be building on our current strength, ….so it would be addition of 700 more people by 2016,” eBay Product Development Centre General Manager Ramkumar Narayanan told reporters here.
The centre in Bangalore will add to eBay’s existing presence in India that includes a development centre in Chennai that has close to 2,000 technologists and the company’s India business unit in Mumbai.
The atmosphere in Bangalore was congenial for technology- led innovation that enables global commerce, eBay Marketplaces Technology and Sciences Vice-President Ken Moss said.
“Bangalore is known around the world as the centre for technology innovation in India. We are looking to tap into the large pool of software engineering talent in Bangalore, who will innovate with us and create the future of commerce,” he said.
“We are committed to India as a technology hub and see India’s software engineering talent as a critical driver for our long-term success,” he added.
The company officials said that the centre in Bangalore had started working on areas like consumer application, mobile application, architecture functions and on technology related to analytics.
“We will be hiring technologists with strong product development experience across the functions including platform and application development, architecture, quality engineering, product management, marketing and product analytics, user experience and design, information security, etc,” they added.
The new eBay Inc facility in Bangalore joins other eBay Inc global development centres located around the world, including, Austin, Berlin, Boston, Chennai, Netanya, New York, Omaha, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Scottsdale, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore and Timonium. (Source: ET)