Uber is launching a recruitment drive to expand its global engineering centre in Lithuania. In little over a year, Uber’s engineering centre in Vilnius has grown to a team of almost 20 engineers – and the company announced that they are aiming to double the workforce by the end of 2016.

“Our engineering centre in Vilnius is of strategic importance to Uber and we want to expand our investment in Lithuania, continuing to source the best talent from Europe’s secret tech powerhouse – Lithuania – as well as the wider region. Lithuania has some of the most talented engineers in the world and I can’t wait to recruit more of such high calibre engineers,” says Thuan Pham, Chief Technology Officer of Uber.

Uber’s Lithuanian Software and Development Engineering Centre was opened in October 2014, and it is one of ten such centres around the world.

In addition to the hub, the company has been piloting its uberX ridesharing in Vilnius since November 2015 prior to which the City of Vilnius signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Uber in support of ridesharing, and to set out to an imminent launch of Uber’s services in the capital city.

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