Deliveroo is set to increase its tech staff by a third and move its global headquarters to Cannon Street in London this year in move to build "one of the largest technology hubs in the UK".
The food delivery brand claims its global orders grew by 650% in 2016. The firm currently employs over 1,000 people globally, and works with over 20,000 restaurants across 12 countries and 130 cities around the world.
The 300 new hires will join a 125-strong tech team, and will include roles from a number of sectors like software engineering, behavioural economics, algorithm development, machine learning, research scientists, product managers, user researchers, designers and data analysts.
The company develops its entire service - including consumer, rider and restaurant apps and machine learning models - from its London headquarters. It hopes the 300 new hires will help it build upon its logistics routing system to enable it to manage more orders and deliveries.
Its existing technology team is led by Mike Hudack, chief technology officer, formerly of Facebook; Dan Webb, vice president of engineering, former London site lead for Twitter; Grant Smith, VP of product management, formerly of Hotels.com; Mike Todd, chief scientist and neuroscience PhD, formerly of Netflix’s content recommendations team; and Henry Crawford, head of business intelligence, formerly of Groupon.
Will Shu, founder and chief executive of Deliveroo said: "Deliveroo is going from strength to strength and growing every single day. London is where I founded this company and it’s from our headquarters here that we export our British-born technology around the world. That’s why we’re now on the lookout for over 300 people to join our engineering team.
"When so many of the success stories in the on-demand economy have been grown from America, I am particularly proud to be doing this here in Britain."