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Samsung to hire 2,500 engineers for AI and machine learning to strengthen its position in India

February 01, 2018

Samsung will hire around 2,500 engineers for research and development (R&D) roles from top colleges in India over the next three years, a move aimed at bolstering its position in the market by developing new solution and services for its products which include smartphones. The company’s Bangalore, Noida and Delhi R&D centres will hire these engineers from top colleges. Moreover, the Bangalore center is Samsung’s largest R&D centre outside South Korea. These centres in India also work on developing innovations that are centred on the needs of Indian consumers and also contribute to innovations for global products.

It is learnt that the company will be hiring around 1,000 engineers from top engineering colleges in 2018 across centres in India, of which over 300 will be from Indian Institute of Technology (IITs). Besides, engineers will be hired from National Institute of Technology (NITs) and IIITs. Apart from IITs and NITs, Samsung is also hiring quality talent from other premier institutes such as Delhi College of Engineering, BITS Pilani and Manipal Institute of Technology.

Further, a majority of them will hired for domains such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, signal processing, computer vision, mobile security and biometrics. In 2018, Samsung plans to hire over 300 students from IITs for roles across domains such as AI, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, natural language processing, augmented reality and networks including 5G. Further, the India centres also contributed to the launch of Samsung Pay in India with inclusion of support for debit cards as well as integrating mobile wallet Paytm and the government's Unified Payments Interface into the app.

The Bangalore centre has expertise in AI, machine learning, IoT, augmented reality and 4G and 5G networks, while the Noida facility plays key role in development of biometrics, mobile software development, multimedia and data security. The Delhi center works primarily on research related to high-end televisions, other consumer electronics products as well as the operating system Tizen.


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