Uber to Double Toronto Tech Staff, Add Driver and Member Teams

Uber to Double Toronto Tech Staff, Add Driver and Member Teams

TORONTO – Uber Technologies Inc. will double the size of its technical team in Toronto by the end of the year.

The San Francisco, California-based food transportation and delivery company announced it would hire around 60 people in engineering, design, data science and product management roles.

The expansion will also create two new teams in Canada to focus on pilot experience and base memberships.

The first team will manage, improve and build products and infrastructure that will power the Uber app and make the service more reliable for runners.

The second team will focus on memberships and create new ways for Uber to offer partnerships, exclusive offers and integrations.

The hiring comes after Uber fired more than 3,000 people, or 14% of its global workforce, as demand for its ridesharing service plummeted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Canada is a hotspot for tech talent globally, and our Toronto team has led the strategy and development of many important products and platforms like Uber Commute and Uber Eats Ads,” said Neil Barakat , head of Uber’s technology site in Toronto, in a statement.

“These projects have helped change the way Uber operates in communities around the world. We are excited about the opportunity to expand and train new local teams and grow our footprint in the Canadian tech ecosystem.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on March 26, 2021.


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