Former Yahoo App Engineer Surfaces At IPO Candidate Next Jump

After we learned last week that one of Yahoo’s top mobile app engineers was leaving the company, Sandeep Gupta has surfaced as VP of mobile engineering at Next Jump, an e-commerce and advertising company that is said to be gearing up for an IPO and to threaten Amazon’s dominant position. Gupta will join the company Sept. 7 and oversee all of Next Jump’s mobile engineering efforts, including iPhone, iPad and Android applications.

Gupta will be part of the senior engineering leadership team and report to Next Jump Chief of Engineering Tom Fuller. As part of the job, Gupta will relocate to the company’s New York City headquarters from Silicon Valley.

Gupta most recently served as senior director of application development at Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), where he oversaw the creation of apps on iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Android. Prior to Yahoo, Gupta began his career in 1992 as a software engineer at Apple (NSDQ: AAPL), where he managed the iPod application engineering group.