Pankaj MauryaTimes Business Solutions’ hiring portal TimesJobs has hired Google veteran Pankaj Maurya as its head of technology. At Google, Maurya helped develop the tech giant’s new search ranking algorithms, ramped up their search engine infrastructure, and led the team that rewrote the monetization code for Google Apps. Prior to Google, Maurya also worked with British Telecom.

At TimesJobs, Maurya will be responsible for building a scalable, modular and mobile-first technology organization. Currently, TimesJobs has a candidate database of more than 2.5 crore registered professionals across levels and functions who clock-in over 75 million page views a month. TimesJobs also has a corporate customer base of more than 25,000 clients from across the globe which includes HCL, IBM, Yamaha, Godrej, HSBC, Mahindra, Bajaj Allianz, TCS and Thomson Reuters to name a few.

Other TimesJobs portals

TimesJobs has a number of other platforms under it. Some of them are:, a candidate engagement forum with company reviews and ratings, an IT network for careers, coding and competitions

StepAhead, which offers career assessment and enhancement services 

RecruiteX, a demand and supply index for recruitment

The TJinsite knowledge series and a lot more.

It’s also worth remembering that in 2013, TimesJobs launched a new mobile service called Career Play, which allowed professionals to create live resumes or convert their existing resumes to live resumes in timeline format from their mobile phones.

Update: An earlier version of the story had reported that Maurya would be joining as CTO. Error is regretted.