DoorDash Expands Canadian Presence with New Toronto Engineering Hub
The company will hire 50 engineering roles for its first international engineering site
TORONTO, May 12, 2021 /CNW/ -- DoorDash Inc. (NYSE: DASH), the leading last-mile logistics platform, today announced the launch of a new engineering site in Toronto with plans to hire at least 50 engineers across back-end, front-end and mobile roles by the end of the year.
Engineers in Toronto will work on critical business projects with a focus on expanding DoorDash's reach and breadth of services throughout Canada. The work of the team will also serve as the foundation for growing future, global engineering site expansions. The core areas of focus include the following:
Throughout its expansion process, DoorDash worked with Toronto Global, a team of experienced business advisors assisting global businesses to expand into the Toronto Region, as well as the Trade Commissioner and Ontario Senior Economic Officer based in the Consulate of Canada in San Francisco.
"As a leader in innovation and technology, combined with a deep talent pool and competitive business costs, DoorDash is set up for success in Ontario," said Premier Ford. "We are laying the foundation for a strong economic recovery in Ontario and companies like DoorDash will play a significant role in our future success."
"I am thrilled that DoorDash has chosen to locate its new engineering office in Toronto to take advantage of our skilled and diverse talent pool," said Mayor John Tory. "I celebrate DoorDash's commitment to supporting Canadian merchants and empowering small businesses as we work to restart and rebuild the economy in the Toronto Region."
To lead the new site, DoorDash has hired Qaiser Habib, a veteran engineering leader who has extensive experience leading large engineering teams focused on fulfillment. New hires joining Habib will be founding members of the engineering site and will join a growth-oriented team given the autonomy to execute on critical business initiatives which remain deeply connected to the company's mission.
"The investments DoorDash is making in Canada will help A&W respond to the growing needs of time-crunched Canadian consumers who are increasingly seeking the convenience of having their favourite meals brought to them," said Robert Cifarelli Director, Mobile Consumer Success, A&W Food Services of Canada.
DoorDash first launched in Canada in 2015 and has since grown its presence to serve over 150 communities and over 30,000 merchant partners. DoorDash currently has offices in four cities including Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary. The company plans to continue hiring for roles across all sides of the business and increase the company's total Canadian corporate headcount to 200 by the end of 2021.
Interested candidates can visit careers.doordash.com to view and apply for open positions.
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