Lazada opens m-commerce tech hub in Thailand

Networks Asia staff
Networks Asia

Southeast Asian e-commerce company Lazada Group has opened a tech hub in Bangkok, Thailand to drive strategic mobile development initiatives.

The Lazada Tech Hub in Thailand will focus on advancing the design and engineering of Lazada's mobile shopping and selling sites and apps for Southeast Asia.

With almost 30 million app downloads and more than 60% of its GMV represented by mobile sales by the end of December 2015, Lazada Group has been investing in m-commerce through new app and mobile site initiatives.

In the next few months, Lazada Tech Hub aims to hire more than 50 staff, including iOS and Android developers, Go Programming Language developers, and Quality Assurance automation engineers. The tech hub team will operate from EmQuartier in Central Business District Bangkok.

Lazada Group opened its first tech hub in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam in November 2012. A second tech hub was opened in Moscow, Russia in February 2015. Together, the three tech hubs are dedicated to driving product engineering and technology infrastructure.

"Mobile innovation is a discipline any serious online player must build, and having the best talent is critical to designing products and solutions that are not only intuitive but improve the quality of experience and life for our consumers and sellers,” Lazada CTO for operations Ifor Evans said.

“We believe that Thailand attracts a highly-skilled talent pool. And, as the leading shopping and selling destination, Lazada is both enviably-positioned and committed to raising the bar for mobile and tech development in the region.”

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