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Snapdeal appoints Gaurav Gupta as vice-president for engineering

E-commerce marketplace Snapdeal, which is run by Delhi-based Jasper Infotech Pvt Ltd, has appointed Gaurav Gupta as vice-president (VP), engineering, the company said in a press release.

Gupta will spearhead the company's cloud platform and technology infrastructure.

35-years old Gupta who has almost one-and-a-half decades of experience in building enterprise products, has worked with several startups and large organisations like Cisco, Symantec before joining Snapdeal.

In his last role, he was the India head and VP -engineering at ScaleArc. Prior to that, Gupta worked with the startups like CloudVelox, Vontu and NeoPath Networks.

He holds an engineering degree from PICT, Pune, MS from University of Maryland and studied international business management from UC Berkeley.

"It is our stated plan to bring talented Indians from across the globe back to India, because we can provide the right set of opportunities in building technology that'll make our country a better place. Gaurav joins us after a decade in the Silicon Valley and we are delighted to have him on-board," said Rohit Bansal, co-founder, Snapdeal.

Snapdeal has made a number of key hires in the past six months and in the technology team itself it brought in Jeyandran Venugopal from Yahoo as technology advisor and Bhuvan Gupta as VP- engineering. In February, Snapdeal CTO Amitabh Misra had quit the company.

The firm intends to double its existing technology team of 1,000 people by the end of this year.

Last month, the e-commerce major appointed Jayant Sood as chief customer experience officer (CCO) from Bharti Airtel and prior to that, it roped Vivek Patankar as senior vice president – finance from Unilever to replace Aakash Moondhra, who had quit as CFO followed by Idi Srinivas Murthy as senior vice-president for marketing to take over a position vacated by Sandeep Komaravelly, who now plays a strategic leadership role within the company.

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