Flipkart, India's biggest online marketplace, is set to hire another top engineer from Google. Peeyush Ranjan, a senior engineering director at Google, will join Flipkart's commerce division led by Mukesh Bansal in a key role.
Last month, the company hired another Google engineering leader, Punit Soni, to be chief product officer in the same division.
Soni will join Flipkart this month, and Ranjan likely in May, this person said. In March, Mukesh along with Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal met around three-dozen potential hires in the Valley.
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"Companies such as Google and Facebook have the talent pool we need to solve our biggest challenges," said an industry executive familiar with Flipkart's strategy.
Over the past year, Flipkart has beefed up its technology team and vowed to increase investments as the electronic marketplace braces for a tough battle with Amazon in India.
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All this aligns with Flipkart's new organizational structure announced earlier this year wherein Sachin, Binny Bansal and Mukesh are now leading three separate business units - advertising technology and big data, logistics and supply chain, and commerce, respectively.