Bangalore, September 15, 2013: The world's largest e-commerce marketplace -- eBay -- has chosen Bangalore for its latest development centre. Earlier this week, the company opened the doors to its a a globa centre that will serve both eBay Marketplaces and PayPal -- and ramp up to 1000 engineers over the next three years.The centre will also add to eBay's existing presence in India, which includes a development centre in Chennai, and the eBay India business unit in Mumbai.
Said Ken Moss, Vice President of Technology and Sciences, eBay Marketplaces: “Bangalore is known around the world as the centre for technology innovation in India. We are looking to tap into the large pool of software engineering talent in Bangalore, who will innovate with us and create the future of commerce. We are committed to India as a technology hub and see India’s software engineering talent as a critical driver for our long-term success.”
“We warmly welcome eBay Inc to the state of Karnataka as it reconfirms our place on the world map for global product and technology innovation, and brings hundreds of high-valued jobs to our country. It is a testament to the skills and talents available in Karnataka, and the ease of doing business that the world’s leading companies like eBay Inc choose to invest here on a long term basis.” said S R Patil, Minister of IT, BT and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka.
“PayPal is experiencing strong growth, as we continue to execute on our bold vision of re-imagining money, to propel this growth we are adding a second development centre in India” said Anupam Pahuja, General Manager, PayPal Development Centres, India. “We are looking to tap into the large pool of highly skilled software engineering talent in Bangalore. Our technologists in Bangalore will play a strategic role not just in global product and technology innovation, but in creating economic opportunities around the world and making a difference to people’s lives.” he added.
“The unprecedented scale of the eBay platform encourages our skilled team of professionals to innovate new architecture paradigms and technologies every single day, creating value for millions of customers around the world. eBay technologists have unique opportunities to work on complex problems that help set eBay apart from other employers, and together with the innovative culture we foster, it makes us an attractive company to work for.” said Ram Narayanan, General Manager, eBay Product Development Centre, India.
The new eBay Inc facility in Bangalore joins other eBay Inc global development centres located around the world including, Austin, Berlin, Boston, Chennai, Netanya, New York, Omaha, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Scottsdale, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore and Timonium.