Bengaluru, NFAPost: Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) announced that it will expand its presence in India by opening a new technology center in Bangalore, where it will hire key talent over the next few years.
This commitment represents a growing strategic investment in the country, where Zoom already has one office in Mumbai (which is expected to triple in size) and two data centers in Mumbai and Hyderabad.
This growing presence is in direct response to Zoom’s increased level of adoption by users across India. From January to April 2020, Zoom has seen 6700% growth in free user sign ups in India.
This expansion into Bangalore will supplement Zoom’s existing R&D centers and support Zoom’s engineering leadership, which is based at its San Jose, California headquarters.
Engineering and IT talent
Zoom selected Bangalore for its exceptional engineering and IT talent. The company will immediately begin recruiting DevOps engineers, IT, Security, and Business Operations headcount in the area. Employees will work from home until the pandemic-related remote work has subsided.
Commenting on the company’s decision, Zoom CEO Eric S Yuvan said India is a strategically important country for Zoom and expects to see continued growth and investment here.
“We are proud to provide our services for free to over 2,300 educational institutions in India during the COVID-19 pandemic, and look forward to continuing to work with the people and government of India hand-in-hand,” said Zoom CEO Eric S Yuvan.
Zoom CEO Eric S Yuvan also said the company plans to hire key employees for the technology center over the next few years, pulling from India’s highly-educated engineering talent pool. He also added that the facility will play a critical role in Zoom’s continued growth.
Zoom President of Product and Engineering Velchamy Sankarlingam said Zoom is focused on providing the best-unified communications experience in the world.
“We are thrilled to open a technology centre in Bangalore, which will be an innovation hub for our communications platform. The talent in India is truly exceptional and we are looking forward to expanding our DevOps, IT, Security, and Business Operations teams here as we scale our operations,” said Zoom President of Product and Engineering Velchamy Sankarlingam.
The launch of a technology center in Bangalore represents Zoom’s strategy of developing its cutting-edge communications technology in multiple locations globally. The center will play a vital role as a source of innovation for Zoom, leveraging some of India’s most talented professionals.
Zoom commits to these efforts in India with the goal of providing better service to individuals and organisations around the globe, empowering them to accomplish more with video-first unified communications. The launch will also open opportunities for local talent to do meaningful work and contribute to an organization whose core value is to care for our communities, customers, company, teammates, and selves.
Zoom Video Communications, Inc. brings teams together to get more done in a frictionless and secure video environment. Our easy, reliable, and innovative video-first unified communications platform provides video meetings, voice, webinars, and chat across desktops, phones, mobile devices, and conference room systems.
The company also Zoom helps enterprises create elevated experiences with leading business app integrations and developer tools to create customized workflows. Founded in 2011, Zoom is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices around the world.