Uber to Expand Its Sofia Development Center

Business | January 20, 2016, Wednesday // 11:29
Bulgaria: Uber to Expand Its Sofia Development Center File photo, EPA/BGNES

US-based transportation network Uber is intending to double the number of IT professionals working for its engineering center in Bulgaria's capital Sofia, the company has said.

The Sofia center, one of Uber's six units across the globe working to create and develop digital services, employed 19 people as of August 2015 and is willing to have twice the number by the end of the year, a Uber press statement reads.

"Our engineering center in Sofia is of global strategic importance to Uber. I am looking forward to attracting more talented people from the country that is rightly known as Europe's Silicon Valley," Tuan Pham, CTO at Uber, is quoted as saying.

The company's plans to strengthen its developers team comes against the background of a dispute between its services unit - Uber Bulgaria - and officials in the country.

A ruling by Bulgaria's competition watchdog last summer suggested the company did not comply with legal arrangements and was to suspend its services, a decision confirmed by a court. Uber stopped offering transportation to users, but vowed to stay in Bulgaria describing the situation as "temporary" and saying it would appeal the decision.

The Supreme Administrative Court is to have a say in the case on October 11.

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Business » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Uber, sofia, Tuan Pham
Advertisement
Advertisement
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria