Microblogging and social media services Twitter on Tuesday announced plans to expand their engineering team in India which has described it as a priority market and one of the fastest growing markets in the world.
As part of these initiatives, the company announced the appointment of Apurva Dalal as Engineering Director with more than two decades of engineering experience involving international organizations such as Uber, Google and eBay.
He last worked as an engineering site manager at Uber Bengaluru. Apurva now becomes the highest-ranking member of the Twitter engineering team in the country.
Based in Bengaluru, you will be responsible for strengthening the company’s capabilities as well as the contributions of local and international audiences.
Expanding the group on Twitter India is in line with the company’s belief that having more employees on Twitter, living and working in areas that represent all sectors and cultures, and sharing the local context of these conversations will help Twitter become a better service and company.
Committed to hiring and developing local engineering talent, Twitter India has said it will play a key role in the company’s journey to becoming a highly diverse, inclusive and accessible technology company.
The engineering team in Bengaluru, which has grown rapidly over the past two years, will continue to focus on building the daily use of new and existing audiences with skills ranging from product development, research and design as well as scientific and machine learning data.
The focus on developing engineering skills in India comes as part of the company’s broader goal of increasing its development speed, including building a strong foundation for its product. This is what the basic group will focus on based on outside of Bengaluru.
Nick Caldwell, Vice President of Engineering, said Twitter is committed to building a global, inclusive and accessible product.
“We are excited to bring some of the world’s most advanced, state-of-the-art engineering services to India, a country that is not only a very important Twitter market but also a source of global engineering talent,” he said. in a statement.
Manish Maheshwari, Managing Director of Twitter India, said India has always been a major Twitter market and encouraged the company’s rapid growth.
“Twitter in India has recorded a growth rate of 74 per cent per year with Twitter users (mDAU) making annual revenue by Q4 2020. To increase our reach and build Indian and Indian service, we are investing to expand our engineering team in the country.”