BANGALORE, India, April 17, 2012 – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today announced that @WalmartLabs operation is expanding in Bangalore with the hiring of 100 additional developers and a move into a new facility. @WalmartLabs, a unit of Walmart Global e-Commerce, is the company’s hub for creating platforms and products around social and mobile commerce. They support Walmart’s global strategy of anytime, anywhere access where millions of customers can discover, research and shop for products through mobile devices, online or at physical stores.
Over the last five months, @WalmartLabs, a unit of Walmart Global e-Commerce, has been building its India operations with a focus on social and digital technology. It plans to hire an additional 100 people to create a next-generation e-commerce platform. The new platform is designed to connect Walmart’s digital and physical properties worldwide giving customers and suppliers a seamless way to interact and shop across any device or store anywhere in the world. The company is looking to recruit engineering talent in the areas of high scale computing, network infrastructure, systems administration and big data.
“At Walmart, we are committed to building the technologies required to power e-commerce for consumers today and into the future,” said Jeremy King, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Walmart Global e-Commerce. “In the past few months, @WalmartLabs India has attracted best-of-class talent into the group. As we expand our operations, we look forward to adding to this base to create a team whose focus is to build products that matter to millions of customers around the globe.”
@WalmartLabs has moved into a 50,000 square foot facility in Salarpuria Hallmark on Outer Ring Road.
@WalmartLabs is basedin the heart of Silicon Valley. The business unit creates platforms and products around social and mobile commerce to support Walmart’s global strategy of anytime, anywhere access where millions of customers can discover, research and shop through mobile devices, online or at physical stores. For more information, visit www.walmartlabs.com.
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