Flipkart to step up senior-level hiring
MUMBAI: India's largest e-commerce firm Flipkart plans to hire at least five senior executives in product and engineering roles, under its newly-appointed tech leaders, and work in small, fast-moving tech teams, as it seeks to establish expertise in mobile commerce. Flipkart is looking to recruit at least five vice-presidents and several senior directors in technology functions, such as mobile technology, user interface and machine-learning, three people familiar with the matter said. The e-commerce firm recently recruited Punit Soni and Peeyush Ranjan from Google Inc. as chief product officer (CPO) and senior vice-president of engineering, respectively. The company has hired several headhunting firms, such as PromptHire Inc., a Silicon Valleybased boutique recruiter, and LongHouse Consulting to recruit tech experts. Flipkart declined to comment on the specific positions, but chief product officer Soni said Flipkart was attracting top tech talent from Silicon Valley and India. "We have the largest repository of top product and engineering talent in India. We are trying to find the best talent across the world and, yes, Silicon Valley is the largest source of talent globally.