Senior Software Engineer - Maps

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Whether engineering more accurate ETAs or helping drivers navigate to the perfect pick-up spot, our mapping technologies are integral to the magic of the Uber platform. On the Maps Engineering team, we use the latest ML, GPS, and telematics solutions to make transportation on our platform safer and more accessible.
About the Role
Whenever you see a map, get an ETA, see the route a driver or courier is taking, or get picked up at the right location in an Uber product, it is being powered by the Maps Engineering team. We have multiple roles across the Maps teams such including, Basemaps, Traffic, Data Infrastructure and Search. As a part of the team, you'll have a chance to work on the systems that are at the core of the services Uber provides. Your work will directly impact the millions of people who rely on Uber each and every day.
What You'll Do
• As a Senior Software Backend Engineer at Uber, you have direct impact on the customer experience for riders, drivers, eaters, restaurant and business owners and cities alike.• Deliver groundbreaking features that help simplify the lives of our diverse customer base at global scale.• As a backend engineer you design, build, and maintain microservices written in Java/Go leveraging a wide variety of technologies built in house and open source that power our Tier 1 services affecting millions of daily active users with tens of thousands of requests per second.• You will have a direct influence on the experience for millions of users every day serving billions of queries per month.• You will work with some of the world's most experienced mapping and search professionals, data scientists, software engineers, and research scientists on a very user-facing product. This is your chance to develop cutting-edge technology that will make a huge impact on the efficiency of every Uber trip!
Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience• Experience coding with C++, Java, Python, or Go• At least three years of software engineering experience
Preferred Qualifications
• 6+ years software engineering experience• BS or MS in Computer/Information Science or Engineering• Experience with programming languages such as Go, Python, C++, Java• Experience implementing API and microservices• Experience shipping high-quality features on schedule• Experience building large scale distributed systems• Experience implementing projects with multiple dependencies• Experience with Machine Learning• Experience with Search, Information retrieval, and Ranking
Why Join Us:
• Truly unique set of problems. The nature of Uber's business imposes a distinct set of constraints on Maps that cannot be found elsewhere.• Teammates. Work with empathetic, smart and motivated teammates in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.• Impact. Mapping is central to Uber's success. You'll be working on mission critical projects that are visible both inside and outside of Uber.• High scalability engineering. Build world class engineering for high throughput and low latency distributed systems. We take ownership in creating elegant and reliable code.• Fun problem solving. We love solving challenging problems with cutting edge algorithms. We move fast and build things that have never been built before
At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.
We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have a curiosity, passion and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's move the world forward, together.
Uber is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.
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When I went into the office for my final interview with Uber, I had the same feeling that I did when I stepped onto my college’s campus for the first time: it just felt like the right fit. The office was high-paced but also relaxed and you could immediately tell that people were friends and genuinely enjoyed being there.

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One of the big challenges today with experimentation is around guaranteeing correctness, especially for small changes to ensure confidence in results. Was that change the cause of new behavior? Did other experiments get in the way? It all comes down to how accurately you can detect small changes within consumer behavior.

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What makes someone successful on your team?

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We make sure we don’t ship org structures, but rather aligned products. How can our products complement one another, building upon each other to achieve our primary goals? Whether it’s scheduling, routing, predictive analytics, or operational excellence, we are acting as one, and smartly leveraging our domains and strengths.

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I believe recognizing someone’s contributions are a big part of team play. On our weekly meetings, we always start with a shout-out, and it’s amazing how this simple topic stimulates the team to recognize small victories and accredit colleagues for their accomplishments. This brings our team together and fosters a more collaborative environment.

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Doing your best work means being your best self. To help, we offer a wide range of benefits and perks, some that only Uber can, to support your health and wellbeing.

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Our people, process, and technology can help transform cities into safer, more efficient, and more beautiful places. Learn more: https://www.uber.com/community/supporting-cities/
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Were providing more flexibility for some employees to be fully remote and we’re establishing a process to apply to be fully remote if employees think that’s best for them.
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