Software Engineer - Web Platform

US-CA-San Francisco
5 months ago
Department
Engineering - Engineering
US-CA-San Francisco
Requisition Post Information* : External Company Name
Uber Technologies, Inc.
Requisition Post Information* : External Company URL
www.uber.com

Uber Overview

About Uber

 

We’re 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 more than 600 cities around the world. Whether it’s a ride, a sandwich, or a package, we use technology to give people what they want, when they want it.

 

For the people who drive with Uber, our app represents a flexible new way to earn money. For cities, we help strengthen local economies, improve access to transportation, and make streets safer.

 

And that’s just what we’re doing today. We’re thinking about the future, too. With teams working on autonomous trucking and self-driving cars, we’re in for the long haul. We’re reimagining how people and things move from one place to the next.

Job Description

As a web platform engineer at Uber, you will work within the Web Platform group to build the foundation for all web applications at Uber. This team focuses on providing a performant, secure and reliable web ecosystem for all of our users (riders, drivers and our internal operations & logistics teams) through the creation and support of developer tools, systems and frameworks. The team’s main goal is to make Uber’s web engineers productive and its web applications high quality.

 

You will have the ability to work across a variety of web-focused functions, including Application Architecture, UI Platform, Networking & Data Fetching, Testing & Deployment Infrastructure, and Monitoring & Analytics. Our current tech stack utilizes React.js & Redux, ES2016+, RPC/Thrift, and Node.js.

 

 

As a web platform engineer, you will:

  • Build the underlying architectural foundation for all of Uber’s 300+ web applications
  • Create developer tools to increase productivity and quality of our product teams
  • Continue to refine and define our tech stack, utilizing open source tools, generalizing product-specific code and/or building novel solutions to needs we encounter
  • Contribute features and fixes back to open source software used by Uber, or create and promote our own open source tools
  • Communicate and collaborate within and across teams to drive company-wide, large-scale projects
  • Mentor, educate and support those around you, as well as other web engineers within the company

The qualifications for this position are:

  • You have deep JavaScript knowledge and have worked with Node.js
  • You are an expert in web technologies and APIs (HTTP2, TCP/IP, CSS/HTML, Browser JS APIs)
  • You are an expert in debugging and profiling Browsers and Node.js, and understand ways to decrease page load speed and runtime slowdowns
  • You are knowledgeable in modern web tools (NPM/Yarn, Babel, Browserify/Webpack/Rollup, etc.)
  • You are knowledgeable in modern web frameworks (React, Angular, Vue, etc.)
  • You are adept at communicating and collaborating effectively with others, promoting your ideas as well as being humble when you may be wrong
  • You are excited to learn from and teach others

The bonus qualifications for this position are:

  • You are knowledge in Javascript typing languages/linters (Flow/TypeScript)
  • You are knowledgeable in data access/modeling (GraphQL/Falcor, RPC/Thrift)
  • You are knowledgeable in WebSockets, Server Sent Events, or HTTP/2 Server Push

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Perks

Perks

  • Employees are given Uber credits every month.
  • The rare opportunity to change the way the world moves. We're not just another social web app, we're moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally.
  • Smart, engaged co-workers.

 

Benefits

  • 401(k) plan, gym reimbursement, nine paid company holidays.
  • Full medical/dental/vision package to fit your needs.
  • Unlimited vacation policy; take time when you need it.

 

Uber is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to apply. Uber does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.

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