Software Engineer II, Money at Uber

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As a Backend Engineer at Uber, you'll be working on code that's closest to the business. You will build user-facing products, handle and store thousands of payment transactions per second, and develop intelligent fraud prevention strategies that scale. From building maps that help move millions of people, to the messaging systems that let us interact with them - the work you do will impact live riders, eaters, drivers, and operations teams across the globe.
About the Role
Uber's Commerce Engineering group is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the infrastructure for orders and payments that enables all lines of businesses across Uber to conduct business. All commerce in and out of Uber flows through these mission-critical systems. In 2019 this meant processing over 6.9 billion trips with $65 billion in gross bookings. With strict 4 9's availability requirements, this is one of our largest scalable systems and the complex day-to-day interactions require careful coordination from engineers that have a deep sense of quality, security, and ingenuity.
The Order Platform team owns the lifecycle of all orders (ridesharing trips, freight loads, eats orders, etc.) from beginning to end. As a critical central platform, we straddle the line between infrastructure and product in such a way that we solve deep technical challenges, at scale, in problem domains that are specific to Uber's business.
What You'll Do
• As a backend engineer on the Order Platform, you'll be writing reliable and maintainable code that teams across the company rely on while collaborating extensively with those teams to anticipate the platform features required to enable them to launch new and innovative products.
Basic Qualifications
• At least two (2) years of software engineering experience• Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science, Physics, or Mathematics, or related field• Sound understanding of computer architecture and CS fundamentals.• Strong problem solving and coding skills• Experience with developing, debugging, and shipping software products on large code bases that span platforms and tools• Experience with Software Development processes such as design, planning, implementation, maintenance & documentation• Demonstrated experience working collaboratively in cross-functional teams• Passion for learning new technologies, domains, and challenging the status quo.• Grit, drive and a strong feeling of ownership coupled with collaboration.
Preferred Qualifications
• Expertise in one or more object oriented programming languages (e.g. Java, Golang, Python) and the eagerness to learn• Experience with production-quality services, deployment, monitoring, and reliability.• Experience with distributed storage and database systems (SQL or NoSQL, e.g. MySQL, Cassandra)• Ability to decompose complex business problems into clean, extensible, performant services and systems• Self driven to identify opportunities to make things better and efficient.
Bonus
• Background with payment systems or financial technology• Experience with building high performance, scalable distributed systems using technologies like Kafka, Hadoop, Hive, or Zookeeper
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What’s the vibe like in the office?

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.

Paige Sammarco

Account Executive, Uber Eats

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

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.

Azarias Reda

Head of Uber's Experimentation API team

What makes someone successful on your team?

"It’s not just about the individual contributor. The most successful people are the ones learning from others. On my team, I make sure that everyone shares best practices and we foster a collaborative culture. So when you’re on a call, you’re never really alone. And that applies to everyone."

Ali Faivus

Head of Mid-Market Sales

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

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.

Joe Chang

Director of Engineering, Uber Freight

How does your team reward individual success?

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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Uber Benefits Overview

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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Technology, when it's done right—and combined with good partnerships—has the potential to contribute to a better world for all. Learn more: https://www.uber.com/us/en/community/
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Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
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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Unlimited Vacation Policy
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Casual Dress
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Pet Friendly
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