In what could be seen as a good news for IT skilled staff, eBay Inc. Â announced plans to hire up to 1,000 technologists over the next three years.
The world’s largest online marketplace is expected to set up a development centre in India’s software city of Bangalore, which willÂ house technologists from both eBay Marketplaces and PayPal – an eBay company. The California-based eBay connects buyers and sellers around the world who make and receive payments using PayPal, which hasÂ 110 million accounts in 190 markets.
The new centre in India will build on eBay Inc.’s existing presence in India which includes a global development centre with over 2,200 employees in Chennai and the eBay India business unit in Mumbai.
PayPal is growing globally, says Anupam Pahuja, General Manager – PayPal. “To support this growth, we are looking to tap into the large pool of software engineering talent in Bangalore. We are committed to India as a technology hub and see India’ssoftware engineering talent as a critical driver forthe long-term success of PayPal’sglobal payment platform.”
“eBay provides technologists a combination of startup culture to innovate and product excellence culture to build products,” says Rajesh Ramachandran, General Manager -eBay Marketplaces. “The India centre plays a strategic role in global product and technology innovation.”
The company is aggressively hiring senior technologists with strong product development experience across many functions including research, platform and application development, architecture, quality engineering, product management, marketing and product analytics, user experience and design, and information security.
Those who wish to apply can visit www.ebaycareers.com and type “Bangalore” into the job search box.
eBay Inc. in India has been rated one of the top 25 best places to work by the Great Place to Work Institute.