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Purple Quarter Facilitates Hopscotch’s Search for Senior Director of Engineering, Appoints Flipkart Techie Harish Babu

By October 26, 2021March 21st, 2023No Comments
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BANGALORE, IndiaOct. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Bespoke CTO Search firm, Purple Quarter’s continued partnership with Hopscotch has closed yet another Tech Head appointment for the kid’s apparel e-commerce. The Bangalore-based search firm had previously closed Hopscotch’s crucial CTO position in 2020. With the latest appointment, Purple Quarter spearheaded the leadership search identifying the Flipkart Tech veteran, Harish Babu for the role of Senior Director of Engineering (SDE).

Hopscotch, a technology-based DTC, was founded by Harvard Business School alumni by closely analysing kids’ fashion market opportunities in India. Digitally focused and machine-driven, the company aims to ramp up its engineering processes by building a solid tech foundation for its systems to scale. For the SDE mandate, Purple Quarter, laden with its tech leadership search expertise, stepped in and documented the unique requirements and existing tech landscape of Hopscotch to map its right tech leadership profile.

Speaking on the appointment, Ajay Gondhiya, CTO, Hopscotch, said, “We are glad to have Harish join the team. To broaden our technological landscape, we were looking for a capable engineering leader who can take charge of our large-scale intelligent systems for retail eCommerce and optimize software development processes implementing best practices. Our engineering team found the most suitable leader in Harish through Purple Quarter’s meticulous and contemporary approach. Having worked with Purple Quarter first hand, I have witnessed the team’s driven efforts and appreciate their thoughtful handling of the role requirements.”

Purple Quarter systematically analyzed Harish’s body of work, career trajectory, to gauge and understand the exact fitment for his next career move. With over 18+ years of industry expertise, Harish was the erstwhile Senior Engineering Manager at Flipkart and previously, Director of Engineering at OnMobile Global. He is passionate about scalable systems, networking, and pioneered technologies with substantial prowess in N-Tier web applications, team management, and technical management.

“Hopscotch is a prominent brand in the kids’ fashion space with a great recall. I am looking forward to partnering with the Hopscotch leadership in strengthening the technology & process foundations already laid and taking the good work forward. Purple Quarter has been very engaging in this journey, their continued assistance and careful monitoring ensured a smooth transition. They found the best match for me as well as the organization through a meticulous process of mapping skill and role,” remarked Harish on his new position and the Purple Quarter experience.

Purple Quarters’ unmatched tech network, extensive talent pool and comprehensive end-to-end search process have been instrumental in securing multiple key leadership positions for the likes of Licious, Swiggy, Upstox, PharmEasy, Urban Company, Vedantu, Urban Company, LendingKart, Acko and more.

About Purple Quarter

Purple Quarter is a Bespoke CTO Search firm based out of Bangalore. In over four years, it has mapped over 4000+ leaders across the globe. Its singular approach to tech leadership hiring has given Purple Quarter a detailed acumen into the Tech Leadership hiring space, especially in the startup ecosystem. Its robust clientele includes corporates, early-stage to mature startups such as Inmobi, Swiggy, ACKO, PharmEasy, hike, Urban Company and many more.

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