OLX is organising five days Hackathon called “Code and the Curious” to recruit India’s best coding talent, skilled in emerging and disruptive technologies across Machine learning, AI, and Data Science. The hackathon has been organised in partnership with HackerRank and already received 10,000+ registrations so far.
The recruitment drive consists of two parts – an online assessment challenge from July 22nd to July 27th, 2017 followed by a live two-day Hackathon session in Gurugram and Bengaluru on 5th and 12th August respectively.
The candidates shortlisted in the second round will undergo interviews for full-time roles at OLX across its global technology hubs in Buenos Aires, Berlin, Lisbon, and Gurgaon. The Hackathon is designed for data scientists, engineers, and coders. There is no participation fee for entering the Hackathon.
Said Varun Madan, Head of HR, OLX India, “India is known for its immense tech talent, and we thought it would be fitting to leverage this talent for other markets by recruiting specifically for those countries.”
“Innovation is a big focus for this year in order to provide a more friction-free user-experience. Our product and tech talent will play a central role in achieving this. The Hackathon which is centered around Machine Learning aims to foster innovation, creativity, and original thinking. While the end-goal of the Hackathon is recruitment, we want to make the process fun.” added Madan.
Currently, OLX Group operates in more than 40 countries and is the market leader in most markets including India. The classified company has more than 75 million monthly active users on its app and Globally, it receives 60 million new listings per month.
In India, OLX gets 3.4 billion page-views a month, with 90% of its traffic coming from mobile. It is also the number one buying + selling App in India on Google Play Store. In India, it is the number one marketplace for pre-owned cars and motorbikes, mobile phones, household items with a strong presence in jobs and real-estate.
More than one-third of the OLX workforce in India works in Technology and Product Development, and lead key projects across multiple markets. Globally, OLX has over 4000 employees working across 25 offices worldwide. The hackathon aims to scout for talent that will join these team across countries to support the product development initiatives of the company.
Application is open and participants can apply for the hackathon by registering at: https://www.hackerrank.com/code-and-the-curious