Hardware/Software Development

Shine.com Reveals Plans To Expand Its Tech Team By 40-50%

MUMBAI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 10, 2011: ICICI Prudential Life Insurance 's HR team receive Shine.com HR Leadership award at a function at Taj Land's End on Wednesday. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

After the recent appointment of Amardeep Vishwakarma as its new CTO, Shine.com, India’s 2nd largest job portal, is set to augment its overall technology function. The online job search platform has revealed its intent to expand its technology team by 40-50% in the coming months. The decision to expand the team further to achieve new heights and strengthen its technology backbone is an offshoot of Shine.com’s newly-appointed CTO’s larger vision for the company.

Furthering Shine.com’s current focus on enhancing its technological offerings, new hires will be brought on board across both the technology and analytics functions that are overseen directly by the CTO. The platform has expressed a desire to appoint people with new skills and a fresh perspective in order for it to transform its tech and product stack. This move also underlines Shine.com’s long-standing stance on the demand for candidates with new-age skills across industries.

Speaking on the development, Zairus Master, CEO, Shine.com said, “This year, we are focusing all our energies on enhancing user experience through better technology deployment. Our goal is to significantly improve search results and candidate matching functions to achieve a higher conversion rates. To achieve our evolving goals, we require a bigger team of capable employees who are innovative thinkers, dedicated to bringing about positive change. We will continue to expand rapidly within the next few months, with considerable enhancement and innovation in the pipeline for the immediate future.”

Amardeep Vishwakarma, CTO – Shine.com, added, “We are focused on leveraging AI and Machine Learning to stay ahead in the evolving recruitment market and to do that we need the best talent, so we are planning to hire from top engineering colleges as well as lateral hiring for experienced roles. We aim to use AI/ML to build a differentiation by re-imagining the recruitment process as we know it currently through a job portal. The latest team expansion is in sync with our vision to consolidate Shine.com’s position as a leading player in the online jobs and recruitment domain, and to provide jobseekers and recruiters on our platform a more new age experience.”

The strategic hiring is a part of Shine.com’s current focus on leveraging technology to uplift the experience of both candidates and recruiters who use the platform. By investing in better matching algorithms, fuelled by machine learning and AI, while also adding to its team of dedicated human resources, Shine.com is working towards its ambitious goals of skilling the Indian workforce in a sure-footed way.

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