Sr Software Engineer II

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About the Role
The Search Platform team at Uber is building the next generation Search Engine (SIA) to cater to all Search and Relevance use cases across Uber
As a senior engineer on the team, you will define and build the capabilities to be built into the search engine and scale the platform to support various mission critical use cases from around the company.
What You'll Do
As a Sr. Software Engineer, you will:
• Lead cross-functional initiatives working with multiple internal customers.• Design, develop and support a world-class search platform serving a wide variety of use cases.• Envision, design and deliver operational automation and tooling to allow our internal customers operate their infrastructure with confidence.• Help build infrastructure for the next wave of growth, including building customized components to solve Uber specific problems and evolve the technology for hyper growth.• Produce high quality code that is robust, efficient and maintainable; our primary languages are Java and Go.• Work at the core of Elasticsearch and Apache Lucene open source software with opportunities to contribute to open source.• Work on challenging problems in areas such as relevance ranking, data ingestion, data storage, query optimization, JVM performance optimization, security, machine learning and more.• Continually challenge what exists and explore what should be changed to best meet our business needs.• Possess expert knowledge in large scale distributed system design and engineering best practices.• Participate in setting a vision and objectives for a search platform in alignment with market opportunities.• Drive and work on algorithm and architecture design, execute and deliver fault-tolerant systems.
Basic Qualifications
• 8+ years experience producing high quality large-scale software• BS or MS in Computer/Information Science or Engineering• Expertise in one or more object oriented programming language (e.g. Java, Go, Python, C++)• Experience with building scalable production services with strict SLAs• Experience with developing complex software systems scaling to millions of users with production quality deployment, monitoring and reliability.• Ability to decompose co• Experience with large-scale distributed search and storage systems (e.g. Elasticsearch, Apache Lucene, Apache Solr, Kafka)• Complex business problems• Experience implementing projects with multiple dependencies
Preferred Qualifications
• Experience with Search, Information retrieval, and Ranking• Experience with Machine Learning
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 10,000 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 the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's move the world forward, together.
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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.

Paige Sammarco

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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."

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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.

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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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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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Eat lunch together
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Team owned deliverables
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Documented equal pay policy
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Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
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Wellness Programs
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401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
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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.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
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Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
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Paid Sick Days
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Casual Dress
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Pet Friendly
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