Deliveroo plans to boost its international growth ambitions by scaling its tech team in the US, allowing for a 24/7 engineering function to support its operations.
The company plans to hire dozens of senior engineers in New York with a view to taking its headcount to 50 by next year. It also intends to fill various product management and design positions.
The team will be leading integral projects such as the technology that powers Deliveroo Editions, Deliveroo’s hubs of delivery-only super kitchens, which launched back in 2017 and now plays host to over 200 kitchens around the globe.
Following its launch in 2013, the UK-based firm has grown at a record rate.
Two years ago it acquired New York’s Maple, forming its existing US East Coast tech team, with several team members moving to London, including Deliveroo’s now chief product officer Akshay Navle.
The planned US expansion will give Deliveroo access to the very best talent from across the US who aren’t able to move to the UK.
Dan Winn, chief technology officer of Deliveroo, said: “We want to become the definitive food company and I truly believe that with the innovation central to Deliveroo as a business – along with the passion and drive of the team here – we can achieve that.”