TAIPEI (The China Post) — Foodpanda announced on Monday that it will invest an additional NT$600 million in 2022 to expand its Asia tech hub in Taiwan into a global innovative application R&D (research and development) base.
Foodpanda explained its reason was to meet the global digital economy development wave and accelerate the diversified layout of innovative technology applications, while also offering competitive salaries and benefits in the industry, as well as promoting a diverse working culture to recruit over a hundred software development talents.
The team will be responsible for the innovative application and new service R&D for the global foodpanda app, demonstrating foodpanda’s ambition of deepening its digital diversified layout and building a comprehensive life application platform.
Recruitment has recently begun with the plan to hire 100 talents in the software and cloud field, with a special focus on senior managers equipped with collaborated expertise in multinational software developers, frontend and backend engineers, and app development engineers.
As foodpanda observed that the digital platform is under rapid growth, it began proactively recruiting engineers who are familiar with cloud technology to join in. In addition to offering enticing, high salaries in the industry, foodpanda also vowed to issue bonuses based on the company’s operating conditions and employee performance.
At the same time, it will provide benefits that are above and beyond those required by law, including paid sick leaves and birthday leaves, bridge holidays with no work makeup days, education and training subsidies, department gatherings, meal subsidies, health check-up subsidies, and more.
In the future, the team will collaborate with elite international teams from tech hubs in regions, and develop the products applied in more than 20 countries, across Europe and Asia.
Foodpanda expects to leverage technology to effectively improve the efficiency of the delivery industry chain, reduce resource waste, and fulfill corporate environmental sustainability responsibilities.
In a bid to promote a working-team culture with highly-valued tech talents, foodpanda will also emphasize flat organization management, transparent communication channels, and encourage innovative idea-sharing in the team.
The NT$600-million investment came on the heels of the establishment of foodpanda’s Taiwan tech hub in the second half of 2021. In addition to expanding the existing big data application team, foodpanda is also basing the R&D of its core global innovative applications in Taiwan, demonstrating foodpanda’s recognition of Taiwan’s technological soft power and its tech-skilled workforce.
“Taiwan is not only a key market for the global delivery industry, its soft power in digital applications and talent cultivation has also been internationally recognized,” foodpanda Taiwan CEO John Fang said.
“Since its establishment last year, the Taiwan tech hub has boosted foodpanda’s tech capacity and joined the other Asia tech hubs in enhancing foodpanda’s overall corporate capacity and helping the platform reach high heights in operational growth,” he added.
“Looking forward, we have several new app functionalities in the pipeline; Taiwan will be a core R&D hub for foodpanda, helping us improve mobile and web user experience and become a comprehensive life application platform.”