Confluent to offer 100 new jobs in India; opens office in Bangalore

Data streaming platform Confluent announced that there would be 100 more new jobs in India over the rest of the year.

Confluent, the data streaming platform to set data in motion, announced that there would be 100 more new jobs in India over the rest of the year. It represents a 50% growth in the company’s current workforce. Confluent also announced the opening of a new office in Bangalore.

With this step, the company reaffirms its dedication to generating significant growth in 2022 by expanding globally and providing a unique model for cloud-native, complete, and fully-managed data in motion in India. 

The establishment of a new office and engineering hub coincides with an increase in the demand for data streaming as businesses modernize data operations in a variety of sectors, including the retail, automotive, industrial, and financial services sectors. 

“India is a key market for Confluent as we scale up our global presence. The public cloud services market is growing at a rapid rate and we’re already seeing many exciting use cases among customers here. Bangalore is fast becoming the technology hub of the country, which makes it a natural home for Confluent to deliver its new category of data infrastructure to enable businesses of all types to set their data in motion,” says Hemanth Vedagarbha, SVP of Confluent.

“Confluent’s extended presence in India will see the company making approximately 100 new hires for roles within go-to-market, engineering, and global supporting functions this year. Working under the direction of Srinivasulu Grandhi, VP, Confluent, the Bangalore-based team will focus on growing its customer base and working with businesses to unlock the full potential of the Confluent data in motion platform,” says Chad Verbowski, Senior Vice President Engineering at Confluent. 

Why do tech companies prefer Bangalore?

When compared to Mumbai or NCR, Bangalore easily wins in a market where businesses are eager to minimise expenses by consolidating their several offices inside a city into a single, large, and less expensive location.

According to field experts, the city is a talent hotspot for startups because it is home to several large software companies in the nation.

“Bangalore offers an exceptional pool of technology expertise, and with our remote first culture we can also open up new opportunities to hire the best talent across India and the surrounding region. One example of this is our Engineering team, which is expanding its footprint to deliver end-to-end products for our customer base. By significantly growing our team in 2022, we can meet strong customer demand and propel companies across the region on their data transformation journeys,” said Srinivasulu Grandhi.

Bangalore is becoming more and more the preferred location for scaling up among entrepreneurs from all across the Indian subcontinent. The Garden City is developing quickly across the board, from finance to edtech. But it took a lot of time and effort to change from an industrial base to a tech centre.

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