Zoopla announces major expansion plan as it looks to "re-imagine the industry"

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Property website Zoopla has announced plans to launch a major tech recruitment programme in 2020 as it looks to boost its workforce to 750.

The 120 new roles cover product development, software engineering and data analysis, but there are also some positions within marketing and business support functions.

The new recruits, to be based largely at Zoopla's HQ near Tower Bridge, will be charged with "re-imagining a whole industry".

CEO Charlie Bryant said: “We have ambitious growth plans for 2020 and the creation of 120 new roles will be vital to us meeting our goals of reinvigorating the home buying process and providing an even better experience for agents.

Inside Zoopla's London Bridge HQ

“While there have no doubt been improvements since the launch of portals, we know customer expectations rightly always increase.

“This is why we believe the process of buying, selling or renting a home is one that could still benefit from both innovation and a renewed focus on improving the customer experience.

“These new hires will bolster the strong teams of property experts we already have across the UK and will help us build a truly unique offer for home hunters and agents alike.”

Zoopla, which also owns the Primelocation website brand, was last year sold to US private equity firm Silver Lake in a £2.2billion deal. 

Founded in 2007, the site now has some 55m visits a month and 1.4m unique users a month. 

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