Urban Company, one of Asia’s leading tech-enabled home services marketplace, plans to drive technological innovation in the home services industry. For this, the company will onboard more than 100 engineers in FY2022, besides hiring various leaders across verticals.
In tandem, Urban Company announced the appointment of Amit Das as Vice President, Design & Research. He comes with more than 10 years of industry experience and will be responsible for the product, research, and design. He has been associated with Urban Company in the past and was instrumental in framing the company’s design foundations. At Urban Company, he will set up a research wing and will leverage his expertise to craft great user experiences by enabling simple customer journeys while keeping the complexity behind the scenes.
The company has also hired Rishabhdhwaj Singh as Vice President, Engineering. With 10+ years of experience, he has previously built platforms and systems to power some of the largest e-commerce players in the country including Ajio (B2B) and Flipkart. He will be responsible for engineering solutions to ensure seamless quality control, training, and onboarding of partners on the platform. He will lead the supply vertical and will focus on expanding the company’s warehousing capabilities and build a robust supply chain engine.
The new appointments will boost Urban Company’s efforts to invest in and attract world-class leadership, part of its ongoing focus to drive accelerated growth.
Commenting on its planned hiring of engineers, Raghav Chandra, Co-Founder, Urban Company, said, "These hirings will drive our next growth phase, enable the build of deep tech and help us invest in data science and developing tech playbooks. We are thrilled to welcome Amit and Rishabhdhwaj to the Urban Company leadership. They will play a pivotal role in strengthening Urban Company’s design and engineering capabilities as we drive our mission of transforming home services worldwide."
On his homecoming, Amit Das, Vice President, Design & Research, Urban Company, stated, "As a boomerang employee, it’s a pleasure to be rejoining the team when Urban Company stands poised for greater goals across geographies in providing at-home services. We look forward to deploying the latest digital tools while aligning expectations from customers and professional partners as we create new paradigms in the home services segment."
Commenting on his new role at Urban Company, Rishabhdhwaj Singh, Vice President (Engineering), said, "Urban Company has kept technology at the forefront to constantly enhance customer experience and transform the home services industry. I’m excited to work alongside a team of talented people and further strengthen the core of the company, while it expands across geographies."
The company has also announced that it has opened its second head office in Bengaluru city in March 2021.
Commenting on the same, Varun Khaitan, Co-Founder, Urban Company, added, "Our new head office in Bangalore will make it easier for the talent in the city to join UC and boost our own efforts of building a top-class team. We have aggressive hiring plans this year and the location will be open for roles across teams. The last year has also helped the organization build a strong muscle of working in a distributed team. Encouraged by this, several current team members including folks in the senior leadership team have chosen to move cities and be based out of Bangalore."