Sr Software Engineer - Mobile Release (Backend) at Uber

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About the Role

Uber is a mobile first company, and it's crucial to quickly ship features to our end users. At our scale, this is a fully automated self service platform. Everyone at Uber, from Engineers and PMs to org leads use our platform.

The mission for the Mobile Release Engineering team is to provide efficient high quality releases with guardrails and visibility for all Uber applications. We are responsible for taking the code from our engineers all the way into the hands of our end users. We are the central view for tracking diff to 100% production via a multi stage pipeline--continuous delivery, daily and weekly employee dogfooding, external beta programs, and staged production rollouts. Our tooling involves an extremely high level of collaboration. We are pushing the envelope with several exciting new capabilities--automatically identifying and removing bad code from our codebase, moving to a continuous release cycle, expanding and improving employee dogfooding to keep all employees on the latest internal versions, and introducing canary production releases.

What You'll Do

  • Build world class release platform exclusively for mobile applications at Uber
  • Build automation across our services--change management, release state machine and modeling, automated issue tracking, key quality signals for coverage and health, and automated code reverts, provide mitigation tooling via our hotfix, and force upgrade capabilities
  • Work with Java, distributed workflows via Cadence, MySQL, terrablob, secret management
  • Implement a structured release process for a complex ecosystem
  • Work closely with the broader Mobile Infrastructure teams to align priorities and incentives
  • Monitor and alert mechanisms for both automated testing and deployment processes
  • Encourage and educate the broader mobile team on standard methodologies for stable and well-monitored releases
  • Enhance and provide the tooling for all our developers and release managers

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience with at least one or more languages: Java, C++, Python
  • Sound understanding of computer architecture and CS fundamentals.
  • Experience with one or more of the programming languages (Go, C++, Java, etc) and data stores (MySQL, Cassandra, Redis, etc) and distributed systems design

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience
  • At least 7 years of software engineering experience
  • Experience with database design and architecture, i.e. data modeling and experience with design patterns
  • Understanding of messaging and data pipeline technologies like Kafka
  • Experience in microservice architecture design
  • Excellent understanding of testing methodologies: Acceptance Testing, Integration Testing, Interface Testing, Mock

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.

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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An Insider's view of Uber

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?

We encourage employees to “drive your growth” by learning through opportunities on the job. Formal training can’t often give you the scope to build, apply, and practice new skills in the way that learning by doing does. We believe that you can learn whatever you don’t know in an environment that fosters mentorship and feedback.

Becky Karsh

Head of People Development

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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Sr Manager, Central Operations

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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.

Culture
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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/
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
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