Vuclip, the leading premium mobile video on demand service (VOD) for emerging markets, has today announced the opening of its research and development (R&D) center in Pune. This is Vuclip’s first R&D center in India and its third globally, with the other two located in Silicon Valley and Beijing.
The 15,000 square foot center includes a unique mobile lab supporting 8,500 different mobile devices from over 200 manufacturers and is designed to reflect the company’s high energy, transparent, fun and engaging culture.
This new center will attract top talent in the country to drive research, innovation and development of Vuclip’s leading mobile video on demand subscription services. It will provide employment opportunities for professionals with research and development expertise in mobile app development, mobile micro payment technological innovations, mobile testing and big data insights. Vuclip will look to hire more than 100 engineers in the next 12 months including college graduates.
Explaining his rationale of Pune being chosen as the destination for expansion, Nickhil Jakatdar – CEO & Founder, Vuclip, said, “The technology and consumer demands for mobile video are rapidly evolving and we need sharp minds and nimble feet as we innovate. Pune presents a perfect blend of both experienced technology professionals and an abundance of bright, dynamic and raring-to-go fresh college graduates making it a go-to city for technology companies around the country to call their home. Having grown up in this city, Vuclip’s presence in Pune would give me a chance to give back to my alma mater – University of Pune as well as an opportunity to guide young minds.”