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Zoopla hires 50 tech engineers in London despite ongoing redundancies in the regions

Portal tells The Neg the two processes are unrelated as it seeks cost savings in customer support but new talent for its product teams in London.

Nigel Lewis

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Zoopla is to hire a further 50 people within its product and tech departments despite recently announcing that that it was to embark on a redundancy consultation process for staff working within its Vebra, Alto and Jupix teams.

Earlier this month it blamed the unprecedented difficulties faced by the property market for the lost jobs, saying COVID had made it reflect on the ‘way it takes the business forward’.

But the portal has now revealed that it is to embark on a ‘hiring spree’, the second such wave over the past 12 months.

“The recent redundancy proposals reflect our aim to offer our software customers a more integrated, improved and digital-first experience, consistent with industry best practice.,” a spokesperson has told The Neg.

“If implemented, they would impact only our customer support teams in Pocklington, Redruth and Brackley.

“The consultation is on-going, and we continue to liaise with potentially impacted colleagues and provide them with our full support during this difficult time.

New jobs

“These new jobs are for our Product & Tech teams in London which focus on developing software and innovative, industry-leading technology, so are in no way linked to the proposals.”

The company is looking for specialists in Front End, Back End and Quality as well as Design, amongst other fields.

Zoopla says the hires must be expected to be curious and willing to learn how to use new systems and techniques while having a real impact on reinventing an industry.

They will be based at Zoopla’s London office, a short walk from Tower Bridge, and along with a competitive salary will enjoy a raft of benefits including an enhanced ride to work scheme.

July 28, 2020

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