US-based digital transformation firm set to expand presence in India; more IT recruitments from India expected from global firms

A California-based digital transformation solutions company has announced the expansion of the workforce at its Bengaluru center to over 6000 employees

Nov 30, 2021
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A California-based digital transformation solutions company has announced the expansion of the workforce at its Bengaluru center to over 6000 employees.
UST has been on an expansion spree lately and has been increasing its workforce in thousands. Recently the company added over 2000 employees since February 2020, the post-pandemic era, Indica news said. 

In line with the company’s accelerated growth strategy, UST Bengaluru center plans to double the number of employees to 12,000 by 2023.

The tech company is planning to expand its local presence in India to attract the best talents.

“In the next 18-24 months, the Bengaluru center will hire freshers (entry-level engineering graduates) and experienced engineers for various roles focusing on products and services for healthcare, technology, logistics, semiconductors, and BFSI (Banking and Financial Services and Insurance) clients,” the company said in a statement.

In addition to this, the company’s Hyderabad office recently celebrated the enrolment of its 1000th employee and announced its plans to double the headcount at the center to 2000 employees within the next two years.

With California as its base, it has offices across 25 countries and over 35 offices. UST has dedicated software delivery centers in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Pune, Coimbatore, Hosur, and Delhi NCR.

Alexander Varghese, Chief Operating Officer and Country Head – India, UST, said, “We are quite excited to expand our India operations with one of the company’s largest centers in the world at Bengaluru. At UST, we are determined to hire the top talent as they will provide an opportunity for the company to expand the best-in-class digital revolution and support our global clients while creating great IT industry job opportunities in Bengaluru.”

“Our growth in Bengaluru and various Tier 1 and 2 cities in India is testimony to it. In addition, with Digital at the core of our capabilities, we offer industry-leading learning opportunities, entrepreneurial work culture, and access to marquee clients to our employees,” said Manu Sivarajan, Center Head UST Bengaluru and General Manager & Head – India, GCC, North East Asia Business Unit, UST.

Dr E V Ramana Reddy, Additional Chief Secretary of Department of Electronics, Information Technology (IT), Biotechnology (Bt) and Science & Technology (S&T), and of Commerce and Industries Department, Government of Karnataka, said, “I would like to congratulate UST for crossing 6,000 employees in the Bengaluru office. It is great to hear that UST will be scaling up and hiring further in Bengaluru over the next few years. As the Government of Karnataka, we look forward to supporting UST in its growth and expansion plans. We extend our sincere wishes to UST and its employees.”

UST also announced its plans to hire over 10,000 new employees this year across the globe, with digital proficiencies and critical skills in Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity, Cloud Infrastructure, Java, Data Science & Engineering, Application Development and Modernization, AI/ML, Automation (RPA/IPA).

Meanwhle, IIT Bombay is the first target for the US-based IT firm Cohesity and first-time recruiter Glean, who are looking forward to enticing students to grab the highly anticipated “US placements” on day one of the placement season. Cohesity is expected to offer the highest package of Rs 1.46 crore (or 1,95,000 USD), followed by Glean, which has a package of Rs 1.12 crore (or 1,50,000 USD) on offer. These packages also include incentives and other stock options, Indica news said.

The annual placement season will kick-off virtually at all the major IITs on December 1. After a slow season last year in the pandemic, students are expecting this year’s placements to start on a good note.

While cloud data management company Rubrik too will be offering a US role for a package of Rs 75 lakh (or 1,00,000 USD), HiLabs is yet to confirm.

Most of the top software roles are usually taken by students from computer science and engineering, followed by electronic students.

A couple of firms offering US roles are also planning to recruit from the campus. Microsoft, which usually picks students for international profiles, has confirmed only domestic ones for this year’s placements, said a final-year student. “Direct US placements have anyway declined in the past few years, irrespective of the pandemic,” he added.

Among the Japanese firms, offering attractive packages are Sony Japan, Hyundai (research & development) and Rakuten.

Other IT majors such as Apple, Google, Oracle, Uber, will be visiting the campus (virtually) only with domestic roles. Regular recruiters from the consulting and investment banking sectors such as the BCG, Bain, McKinsey, Blackstone, will be among the day-one recruiters (SAM)

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