Software Engineer - Compute Platform at Uber (San Francisco, CA)

| San Francisco, CA
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About the role:
We are looking for a strong developer to build and maintain the current Compute Platform, powering all containerized business-critical workloads at Uber. These blog posts help explain some of what we do: Link1, Link2.
About the Team:
The Compute team orchestrates and manages a variety of workloads, both real-time and batch, at a large scale, across many clusters spanning multiple geographies, both on-prem and public clouds. We build large scale cluster management solutions to allow the Compute Fleet to operate at 99.9% reliability and maximum efficiency. We provide a seamless platform so Uber developers can focus on solving business problems.We are at the cutting edge of technology and the team regularly presents at industry conferences. At this point, we are in the process of building the next-generation Compute platform on Kubernetes.
Minimum qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or related field OR 1-year full-time Software Engineering work experience, WHICH INCLUDES 1-year total technical software engineering experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Programming language (e.g. C, C++, Java, Python, or Go)

  • Note the 1-year total of specialized software engineering experience may have been gained through education and full-time work experience, additional training, coursework, research, or similar (OR some combination of these). The year of specialized experience is not necessarily in addition to the years of Education & full-time work experience indicated.
Technical skills:
Preferred:
  • Knowledge or Experience with inner workings of Linux, containers (Docker, contrainerd). cluster management technologies (e.g. Mesos, Kubernetes), or virtual machines
  • Experience with Go, C/C++
  • Experience with backend infrastructure
  • Experience with Cloud providers (AWS, GCP, Microsoft Azure)
  • Experience with operating at scale
  • Experience with distributed systems
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