Uber is a technology company that is changing the way the world thinks about transportation. We are building technology people use everyday. Whether it's heading home from work, getting a meal delivered from a favorite restaurant, or a way to earn extra income, Uber is becoming part of the fabric of daily life.
We're making cities safer, smarter, and more connected. And we're doing it at a global scale-energizing local economies and bringing opportunity to millions of people around the world.
Uber's positive impact is tangible in the communities we operate in, and that drives us to keep moving forward.
We are seeking a strong engineer on our newly-minted Wireless Network Infrastructure team to enable extremely reliable & highly performant wireless connectivity to Uber from any point on the planet. Given Uber operates across 500+ cities, with different cellular networks, device classes and varying proximity to data centers, optimizing the last mile wireless link is of great importance to Uber, to support the increasingly demanding needs for low latency/high bandwidth network communication..
Typical transport protocol stacks (e.g: TCP/TLS), buried deep into the device operating system, do not fare well in challenging network conditions with high variance and packet loss. This team’s goal is to change this with radically new transport protocols, that can adapt better to rapidly changing network conditions through current state-of-the-art transport optimizations and intelligent use of machine learning/big data. Further to unlock new capabilities for high bandwidth uploads/downloads, we will explore applicability of other wireless technologies like WiMax/Mesh networks/Vehicular networks to complement the cellular networks in each city and this team will be at the forefront of driving this vision for Uber.
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Be sure to check out the Uber Engineering Blog to learn more about the team.