Dale will be responsible for building Swiggy’s next generation AI-driven platform for hyperlocal discovery and on-demand delivery.

Swiggy ropes in Amazon India exec Dale Vaz as head of engineering and data sciences
Atom FoodTech Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 10:47




Online food delivery player Swiggy has announced the appointment of Dale Vaz as the Head of Engineering and Data Sciences. In this role, he will be responsible for driving the company's technology strategy and building Swiggy’s next generation AI driven platform for hyperlocal discovery and on-demand delivery.

Dale will work closely with Swiggy CTO, Rahul Jaimini and Swiggy’s fast-growing technology team. He will report directly to Sriharsha Majety, CEO of Swiggy.

“I am thrilled to be joining Swiggy at such an exciting juncture. Swiggy is India’s largest and fastest growing platform for hyperlocal discovery and on-demand delivery. I look forward to working with the tech team as we build innovative products for our customers and drive both the industry and Swiggy forward,” Dale Vaz said.

Dale joins Swiggy after 11 years at Amazon.com. In his most recent role as the Director of Software Engineering at Amazon India, he led functions across verticals such as Consumer Tech, Mobile Engineering, Payments Engineering, New Initiatives and Data Engineering. As somebody who thrives in high performing engineering organizations, Dale is an innovator in several technologies that align with Swiggy’s business including machine learning, big data systems, highly scalable low-latency systems and mobile. At Swiggy, he will extend this expertise to deliver a delightful consumer experience across the numerous new initiatives the company is currently working on.

“Dale is a technology leader with proven abilities to innovate and develop new products. As Swiggy continues to leverage technology to make the lives of consumers more convenient, Dale’s expertise will help us move faster and more effectively towards that vision," said Sriharsha.

Dale holds a B.E in Computer Science from MIT, Manipal and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

This is the second major hire Swiggy has made to senior leadership team after recently hiring P&G veteran Vivek Sunder as its Chief Operating Officer. 

Also read: Amazon India plans foray into pharmacy, in talks to buy Medplus




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