American retail giant Walmart has decided to hire 1,000 people for its technical role in India. The company. which had bought majority stake in Flipkart, is planning to deploy a core technical team for its services in the country.
The global retail giant has technology operations in Bengaluru and Gurugram with over 1,800 employees. Further, it is looking to expand its headcount and drive more product ownership out of India.
This development comes at a time when Walmart is also looking to fill the positions of CFO, legal counsel, and compliance officer at Flipkart.
Walmart CIO Clay Johnson said, “We are trying to be more product-oriented. We have taken whole projects and moved them over to drive the Indian ownership of the product. We think that is helping but this will help even more (in retaining talent).”
“A lot of our Internet-of-things work sits in our stores. A lot of those end-to-end products are done here with the sensors and the data are being done here,” he added.
This move is part of Walmart’s strategy to reinforce its influence in Indian ecommerce sector.