Go-Jek, the Indonesian hyperlocal transport, logistics and payments startup, is looking to expand its team members count in India. The company will be hiring 100 more engineers for its technology division in Bengaluru.
As a part of this on-going recruitment drive, the startup is looking to fill very specific roles across their technology platform, which incluides Full-stack Engineers, Data Scientists, Designers and Product Managers.
Sidu Ponnappa, Head of Data Engineering & Director, GO-JEK, said,
Our goal at GO-JEK is to ensure a near perfect customer experience. We have built a great team in India, who are innovating every day to redefine mobility, as we know it. As a company we are growing so swiftly and moving so fast, that growing our best assets, our talent, is imperative.
The company isn’t just hiring talent in India, it has also been actively acquiring Indian startups to enhance its capabilities. Last year, it acquired four companies — Pianta, C42 Engineering, CodeIgnition, and mobile application developer Leftshift.
Go-Jek was founded in 2011 by Harvard graduate Nadiem Makarim. It is Indonesia’s first unicorn, and claims to have grown more than 900 times in just 18 months.
While the company was started as a motorcycle-hailing transportation startup, it has expanded and diversified into food delivery, one-hour courier delivery, grocery delivery and trucks aggregation platform.
It is also present in the events space, and provides ticket purchasing via Go-Tix. For the ticketing platform, it has partnerships with cinemas and various event organizers. With Go-Pay, the company is focusing on cashless payments system — a service that holds all its other services together.
Earlier this year, the company raised $1.2 billion in a funding round led by Tencent. Prior to that, it had raised $550 million from KKR & Co., Warburg Pincus, among others. Total funding raised by the Indonesian unicorn stands at $1.75 billion.
Go-Jek decided to set up its engineering centre in India last year after acquiring software engineering company C42 Engineering and Delhi-based CodeIgnition. At the time, the company had announced its plan of expanding the unit with hiring more people.