Our mission is to serve the public conversation and increase the number of people participating in it by providing more relevant experiences for everyone across the world. In line with this and our global growth strategy, we’re excited to share our plans to expand our engineering team in India, a priority market and one of our fastest growing markets globally.
As part of these plans, Apurva Dalal will join us as Director of Engineering. Apurva has more than two decades of engineering experience spanning global organisations such as Uber, Google, and eBay. He last served as the engineering site lead for Uber Bengaluru. Starting today, Apurva will become the senior-most member of the engineering team in the country and will be responsible for strengthening our engineering capacity as well as our offerings for local and global audiences.
Expanding the team in India aligns with our overall belief that having more employees at Twitter, living and working in places that are representative of all perspectives and cultures, and sharing local context about these conversations will help us build a better service and company. By committing to hire and develop local engineering talent, we will play an important role in the company’s journey to become the world's most diverse, inclusive, and accessible tech company. The engineering team in Bengaluru, which has expanded rapidly over the past two years, will continue to focus on building more daily utility for new and existing audiences, with capabilities ranging from product development, research and design as well as data science and machine learning.
Outside of the United States, we have dedicated engineering teams in multiple markets including London, Toronto, Singapore and Bengaluru. The focus on developing engineering capabilities in India comes as part of our broader goal to increase our development velocity, including building a strong foundation for our product. This is what the core team will be focused on based out of Bengaluru.