Indonesia-based ride-hailing player called GO-JEK has been planning to appoint 200 engineers in Bengaluru. This is being done to expand the portfolio of products in food delivery, taxi-sharing, logistics and digital payments among others.
This step is being taken by the company with an aim to expand its presence across SouthEast Asia. In May, GO-JEK had said it would invest $500 million to enter markets like Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. It was last month that the company forayed into Vietnam’s capital of Hanoi under the brand Go-Viet.
With this, GO-JEK stated that it would be bringing in key officials across various product segments such as Data Scientists, Full-stack engineers, Data Engineers, Product Managers, UI/UX designers and Backend Engineers. The basic purpose is to cater to its portfolio of 18 products that has a reported reach of more than 70 million users in Indonesia.
The company also said that the team will play a major role in strategizing on new products and services for the company. The company counts Google and Tencent among its investors.
GO-JEK had built an engineering facility in Bengaluru in November 2016 after the acquisition of four Indian companies. It acquired Pune-based mobile application developer Leftshift, Bengaluru-based startup Pianta, C42 Engineering and CodeIgnition.