Deliveroo will create 400 new tech jobs over the next year as the company aims to improve its service after a troubled stock market debut in London.
The delivery giant is looking to hire across a range of roles, including software engineers, product managers, designers and data scientists. The vast majority of the jobs will be based in the UK.
Deliveroo said its expanded team will be tasked with improving the experience for restaurants, riders and consumers.
This will include improving the company’s on-demand grocery delivery offering, expanding its Signature service and growing its delivery-only Editions kitchens.
Culture secretary Oliver Dowden described the jobs boost as a “fantastic vote of confidence in the UK as a global hub for tech”.
It came as Deliveroo unveiled new features enabling restaurants to receive real-time feedback from customers, with direct communication to be set up within the app.
The customer experience push comes after the tech company endured a disastrous initial public offering in March.
Deliveroo lost more than a quarter of its value on its first day of trading in what has been dubbed the worst IPO in London’s history.
However, its shares have since clawed back many of these losses, posting strong growth over the last month.
The expansion plans will also come as a further boon for London’s thriving tech sector as investment into startups continues to grow.
“Deliveroo is proud to be at the forefront of Britain’s dynamic technology sector and we are excited to be expanding our tech team to help drive Deliveroo’s growth,” said chief technology officer Dan Winn.
“These new team members will play a vital role in building best-in-class technology to help restaurants reach new customers, improve rider experience, and give customers access to the food they love.”