Ride-sharing app Uber has appointed Amazon veteran, Manikandan Thangarathnam as senior director to lead all rider and platform engineering teams in Bangalore. He comes with over 20 years of experience in spearheading engineering efforts across global majors. He had a stint of 13 years at Amazon.
“Mani’s addition to Uber’s team is part of Uber’s overarching vision to strengthen its tech capabilities, as the company is positioning India as a technology hub, building and innovating for the world,” Uber said in a statement.
The company has also announced to hire 85 engineers in the country in addition to 140 engineers announced to be hired last month.
Recently, Uber hired Jayaram Valliyur as senior director to lead its global finance technology team, spread across multiple geographies. Prior to Uber,Valliyur, too, had worked at Amazon for 14 years, where he was responsible for bootstrapping and scaling its India development center.
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