Lazada opens tech hub in Thailand, focus on m-commerce
By Digital News Asia May 10, 2016
- To design and engineer mobile shopping sites and apps for SEA
- To hire more than 50 people, including Android, iOS and Go developers
REGIONAL e-commerce company Lazada Group announced that it has established a technology hub in Bangkok, its third such development centre after Ho Chi Minh City (November 2012) and Moscow (February 2015).
The Lazada Tech Hub in Thailand will focus on advancing the design and engineering of its mobile shopping and selling sites and apps for South-East Asia, the Rocket Internet company said in a statement.
The company claims it has almost 30 million downloads of its app, and more than 60% of its GMV (gross merchandise value) – the value of transactions conducted on its platform – came from mobile sales by the end of December 2015.
“Mobile innovation is a discipline any serious online player must build, and having the best talent is critical to designing products and solutions that are not only intuitive but improve the quality of experience and life for our consumers and sellers,” said Ifor Evans , chief technology officer, Operations, Lazada Group.
In the next few months, the Lazada Tech Hub is targeting to hire more than 50 people, including iOS and Android developers, Go programming language developers, and quality assurance automation engineers.
The team will operate from EmQuartier in Central Business District Bangkok, it said in its statement.
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