Walmart Stores plans to hire 100 more software developers in India for its e-commerce platform.
The new platform is designed to connect Walmart’s digital and physical properties worldwide giving customers and suppliers a seamless way to interact and shop across any device or store anywhere in the world.
The company is looking to recruit engineering talent in the areas of high scale computing, network infrastructure, systems administration and big data.
@WalmartLabs, a unit of Walmart Global e-commerce, is the company’s hub for creating platforms and products around social and mobile commerce, and is expanding its operations here.
Over the last five months, @WalmartLabs has been building its India operations with a focus on social and digital technology. It has hired 20 developers of the initial targeted 100.
Company officials said the developers’ headcount here is planned to go to 200, including the additional 100 hiring, by the end of the current calendar year.
“In the past few months, @WalmartLabs India has attracted best-of-class talent into the group”, Jeremy King, Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer of Walmart Global e-Commerce, told a press conference here.
“As we expand our operations, we look forward to adding to this base to create a team whose focus is to build products that matter to millions of customers around the globe”, he said.
Walmart Global e-Commerce Senior Vice President Anand Rajaraman, said @WalmartLabs support the retail chain’s global strategy of anytime, anywhere access where millions of customers can discover, research and shop for products through mobile devices, online or at physical stores.