Sr. Software Engineer - Spatial Aggregation Matching Platform

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Uber is changing the way people think about transportation. Not that long ago, we were just an app to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas. Now we're a part of the logistical fabric of cities everywhere. Whether it's a ride, a sandwich, or a package, we use technology to give people what they want, when they want it. The Matching team, within the broader Marketplace group, is the brain which pairs riders with drivers across Uber products. We build the tech stack to make thousands of intelligent matching decisions every second globally in real-time among hundreds of thousands of drivers and riders.
We are looking for Software Engineers to join the Spatial Aggregation Matching team, focused on the following area: Foundational Matching. Matching is core to Uber's marketplace, and by improving pool matching efficiency, walking spot selection and vehicle selection we are able to reduce travel time for each job, reduce ETAs for riders, and give millions of hours back to riders and drivers. These are fascinating and challenging algorithms and scaling problems to solve. We are not just talking about designing algorithms to solve NP-hard problems - we are building robust scalable real-time production systems to power these algorithms from the ground up and deliver the driver and rider experiences directly in the Uber apps. The Spatial Aggregation Matching team is changing the way the world travels through reducing costs through shared rides. We recently launched a new UberBus product which provides a lower cost option to make Uber accessible for new markets of riders and commutes. We are expanding Uber's matching paradigm beyond shared rides to encompass demand based route and fleet management to provide a first in class mass transportation solution.
What You'll Do
As Software Engineer, you will own key portions of Uber Matching problems. For example, you could be working on how we improve Pool matching efficiency, determining the right walking distance for uberPool, or launching brand new products like uberBus and designing new matching approaches. The challenges on this team requires a mix of customer understanding, working with challenging algorithms and delivering scalable systems to build products and features which will change the way the world moves.
• Lead a diverse team of engineers to design, build, and ship great experiences for our customers• Lead the craftsmanship, reliability, and scalability of your solutions • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to more junior engineers on the team • Deliver solutions to transportation infrastructure problems at a global scale.• Apply your CS algorithm fundamentals on real world problems• Bring a passion to stay on top of industry trends, experiment with and learn new technologies
Basic Qualifications
• Technically strong, with 5+ years of experience developing and shipping code for production systems • Collaborative and work well with, and contribute to, a team • An owner, taking a personal stake in the success of the product and the team • Proud of the code you write and have a strong sense of engineering craftsmanship • Focused on the customer and the details that make their experience amazing • Practical, making the best use of time and resources to find the simplest solution that works • Current in relevant technologies and know how to implement them effectively • Naturally curious and have a burning desire to learn • Motivated, always looking for ways to contribute, and know how to ship code
Preferred Qualifications
• Have a BS or advanced degree in Computer Science or a related field • Have experience with multiple technology stacks • Experience in working on large-scale distributed systems • Contribute to the wider software community through open source
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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