eBay Opens New Office in BangaloreBy: Mike Fossum - May 8, 2012
According to the PayPal official blog, eBay is set to open a Global Development Center in Bangalore, India, which is projected to bring roughly 1,000 new jobs to the area over the next three years.
India, increasingly “touchy” in regards to mostly all things having to do with the internet, had also seen an eBay development center established in the city of Chennai in 2007, which employs over 2,200 people. Also in 2007, eBay India had sued Harry Potter scribe J.K. Rowling for essentially being unhappy that the site was selling pirated copies of her books. eBay India didn’t like that she didn’t like this. Again, “touchy.” Still, new jobs are always a good thing.
Anupam Pahuja, GM, PayPal IDC, Chennai, states “This is quite a milestone for us given that we started our first development center in India in Chennai in 2007 and have already grown to over 2,200 people. Now we are all set to make our mark in Bangalore too. Our new center in Bangalore will feature several centers of excellence and will house technologists from both eBay Marketplaces and PayPal.”
The new location is hiring senior technologists for research, platform and application development, architecture, quality engineering, product management, marketing and product analytics, user experience and design and information security, and interested applicants can visit eBay Careers.
Pahuja adds, “PayPal is growing at a phenomenal rate as we continue to execute on our bold vision of reimagining money. To support this growth we need to expand our talent pool and we’ve been calling out to top talent to come innovate with us. Bangalore was the natural choice because of the availability of pukka software engineering talent there. Replicating the successful model in Chennai, this new center will be a crucial development site for PayPal.”