Online marketplace Snapdeal has announced the appointment of Gaurav Gupta as vice president – engineering. In his new role, Gupta will spearhead the company’s cloud platform and technology infrastructure, Snapdeal said in a statement.
The appointment — along with the move to double its 1000 people-strong technology team by year end — is being seen as an investment to build a robust technology team, as Snapdeal pushes forward for dominance in the increasingly competitive Indian e-commerce landscape.
Gupta comes with over 13 years of experience in building enterprise products. He has spent over a decade in Silicon Valley and has worked with many start-ups and large organisations such as Cisco, Symantec etc.
The hiring is in line with company’s efforts towards building specialised domain strengths. Lately, Snapdeal has done various other senior level appointments to build a next generation cloud platform. Bhuvan Gupta and Jeyendran Venugopal joined the Snapdeal family as vice president – engineering and technology advisor respectively.
“It is our stated plan to bring talented Indians from across the globe back to India, because we can provide the right set of opportunities in building technology that’ll make our country a better place,” Snapdeal co-founder Rohit Bansal said.
Speaking about his appointment, Gupta said, “Snapdeal’s growth in the technology domain, well-past the start-up phase, has been unprecedented and I believe that the subsequent level of innovation will happen here. In the new cloud platform the underlying infrastructure would be completely abstracted away from the applications and the workloads would get dynamically assigned and reassigned to run on the data center depending on real-time signals from the application.”