MassMutual to extend headcount in Hyderabad

US life insurer to ascertain extra domain-specific centres of excellence within the metropolis’s Global Capability Center

Hyderabad: US life insurer Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), as a part of the continued progress of its wholly-owned subsidiary Global Business Services India, its Global Capability Center (GCC) in Hyderabad, is increasing its worker base from 450 to over 1,000 by December 2021 and doubling bodily area from 75,000 sq ft to 1,50,000 sq ft within the subsequent few months. The firm initially deliberate to rent 550 folks however trying on the expertise pool, the worker power is being ramped up now.

The GCC was inaugurated in January 2021 by Telangana Industries Minister KT Rama Rao, when the corporate introduced its plans to take a position over Rs 1,000 crores for its Global Capability Center in Hyderabad, unfold over the subsequent 5 years. The Fortune 500 firm has chalked out plans to extend its hiring goal in Hyderabad based mostly on its continued digital focus and the supply of certified expertise in India. To accommodate the rising worker quantity, the centre expanded to a different flooring in the identical location- Vamsiram’s BSR IT SEZ Park, creating a complete workspace of 1,50,000 sq. ft.

Ravi Tangirala, Head, Global Capability Center, Hyderabad.

“We are currently a workforce of approximately 450 associates and leadership areas across a number of organisational functions. With an aim to further expand hiring for multiple roles across the technology landscape, we are targeting to reach more than 1,000 employees by the end of this year. We are seeking roles in Full Stack Development & Support, DevOps, Quality Assurance, Security & Cloud Engineering, Data Science, and several other areas,” stated Ravi Tangirala, head, GCC in India.

Establishing CoEs

When requested if the corporate is establishing centres of excellence in Hyderabad, he stated, “In the strategic plan, operating in the centre of excellence (CoE) mode is very critical to provide the value add and ensuring that the team is up to speed on technology, development and enhancements happening in the respective domains. We already have created CoEs in the areas of web development, quality assurance, cloud engineering and data.”

Tangirala added, “We are increasing the headcount in these domain areas. These CoEs primarily have two functional roles- provide the required support for execution and delivery, and create a strong foundation, principles and ecosystem to ensure that the resources are nurtured and tuned to meet the future needs and expectations. We are going to create more CoEs in other areas in future.”

Global footprint

MassMutual at present employs over 6,000 folks globally. The dad or mum firm, which entered right into a definitive settlement in January 2021 with American Financial Group, to buy its wholly-owned subsidiary, Great American Life Insurance and different subsidiaries and affiliated entities for $3.5 billion is predicted to shut the deal within the second quarter of 2021.

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