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Senior Software Engineer


Job Description

The Platform organization at Uber is responsible for keeping all Uber products Up & Running flawlessly. This encompasses 1000s of microservices running all of Uber's business logic for handling trips, food orders, freight, and more. The organisation spans across multiple subteams such as Core Platform, Developer Platform, Fleet Reliability and Service & Deployment.

If you find yourself dreaming of a new job with large scale infrastructure management then we have about 1 million containers across 100,000 hosts waiting for you to lean in

What will you be involved with

  • Build elegant backend platform components for high throughput and low latency distributed systems.
  • Experience with challenging problems with innovative design and algorithms.
  • You will work with others in the team to maintain the health of our systems and code base, keep development hygienes, refactor and make improvements, keep our systems robust and resilient.
  • Drive adoption of best practices in code health, testing, and maintainability.
  • Analyze and decompose complex software systems and collaborate with multi-functional teams to influence design for scalability and testability.
  • Work with inquisitive and motivated teammates in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience as a software engineer and building large-scale distributed systems
  • Coding chops, clean, elegant, bug-free code in languages like Java, GO
  • Must have led teams of engineers to deliver autonomously on large multi-functionally driven projects
  • Skilled at architecture: Solid understanding of distributed systems architecture - consensus, convergence, data consistency and performance/efficiency constructs
  • Strong desire to learn and grow, while building the best in class systems
  • Experienced at Cross Team Communication: Strong flair for effective communication and collaboration - you know when to push on and when to step back. We work closely with several groups and supporting these other groups is a key part of scaling our business.
  • Push the bar on engineering best practices and help leadership build a strong engineering culture
  • Passionate about helping teams grow by inspiring and mentoring engineers.
  • Ability to Identify and resolve performance and scalability issues

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience across the full tech stack (backend / mobile / frontend)
  • Have experience with working across an organization not just across teams.
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