Uber plans to double the size of its Toronto technical team by the end of the year.
The San Francisco ride-hailing and food delivery company says it will hire about 60 people in engineering, design, data science and product management roles.
With the hires, Uber is also planning to create two new teams operating out of Toronto: Rider Core, which will manage, upgrade and build core product experiences and infrastructure that powers the Uber app, and Uber Memberships, which will build new ways for Uber users to connect with brands through the platform.
“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, Uber’s Toronto tech site lead, in a statement.
“These projects have helped to evolve how Uber operates in communities around the world. We’re excited about the opportunity to expand and build new local teams and grow our imprint in the Canadian tech ecosystem.”