Online retail major Snapdeal to double its engineering team to over 2,000 this year. The online firm wants to focus more as a technology, product and engineering-driven company. The expansion of product development engineering team will be done through a series of strategic acquisitions to stand out in an online marketplace. The newly-appointed chief product officer of Snapdeal said. “We might even go beyond 2,000 people in the team, knowing that we have had a four-fold growth in our overall manpower over last year. We now have over 5,000 people. The new hires will create a complete e-commerce ecosystem to support big data, mobile services, analytics, cloud infrastructure and web technology to support new product and services.