Lazada Launch Bangkok Tech Hub From EmQuartier

Calling Thai developers – the Lazada Group want your talent.

Southeast Asia’s leading online shopping and selling entity have created a so-called Tech Hub in which to inspire, nurture and grow mobile development in the region. The Tech Hub – which will operate out of luxury Phrom Phong shopping mall, EmQuartier – will primarily be focused on progressing the engineering and designs of Lazada’s own offerings in mobile shopping.

They will also be selling sites and apps for Southeast Asia.

Lazada are looking for 50 people to join the Tech Hub, from the fields of iOS and Android development, Go Programming Language developers and Quality Assurance automation engineers. They will be recruiting for positions in the next few months.

“Mobile innovation is a discipline any serious online player must build, and having the best talent is critical to designing products and solutions that are not only intuitive but improve the quality of experience and life for our consumers and sellers,” said Ifor Evans, Lazada’s chief technology officer for operations.

“We believe that Thailand attracts a highly skilled talent pool. And, as the leading shopping and selling destination, Lazada is both enviably positioned and committed to raising the bar for mobile and tech development in the region,” he concluded.

This isn’t the first foray into mobile development that the Lazada Group have made: their first Tech Hub was opened in Ho Chi Minh City back in November 2012, and a second in Moscow in February 2015.

With over 60 percent of their gross merchandise volume stemming from mobile shopping sales, supported by almost 30 million app downloads, the Lazada Group know which side their bread is buttered and have been actively investing in m-commerce over the past few years, focusing on new mobile app and site development initiatives.

What is Lazada?

Lazada, owned by the Lazada Group, was launched in 2012 and is now Southeast Asia’s primary destination for e-commerce, with presences in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines. They offer brands and sellers a marketplace solution with simple and direct access to about 560 million consumers across these 6 countries.

Signalling the group’s prime positioning, it was announced last month that Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd would buy a US$1 billion controlling stake in Lazada Group, marking the largest overseas investment ever made by billionaire chairman Jack Ma’s company.


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