Frontend Engineer (Rider Team)

1 year ago
US-CA-San Francisco
Engineering - Engineering
US-CA-San Francisco
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Uber Technologies, Inc.
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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

Uber is inventing the future of transportation, and the Rider Engineering team is at the heart of the product engineering effort. Our mission is to perfect the end-to-end experience for both riders and drivers across the globe. We enjoy the opportunity to devise sophisticated new capabilities and then weaving them into experiences that feel straightforward and simple.


Specifically, we organize our efforts into three multi-functional teams centered on the Ride Experience, Rider Growth, and UberPOOL.


Ride Experience


The Ride Experience team aims to guarantee every rider an effortless trip, from conception to completion. This means developing fluid, elegant user interfaces that adapt to hyperlocal city needs; it means evolving our realtime logistics system and presenting it to users in an easily comprehensible way; and it means analyzing data at scale to create predictive systems that increase the efficiency and simplicity of the overall experience.




The UberPOOL goal is to materially reduce the cost of transportation by filling empty seats in cars. This means constantly pushing the boundaries of the rider and driver experience to make it possible to efficiently transport multiple riders going the same way; experimenting with innovative new offerings like smart pickup areas, uberHOP, and uberCOMMUTE; simulating marketplace changes to understand their effects; and ultimately rewiring our realtime dispatching systems to accommodate a stream of new use cases that benefit riders, drivers, and their cities.


Rider Growth


Rider Growth's mission is to spread Uber to everyone rapidly and efficiently. Our small team of engineers is responsible for a wide product surface area centered on the following themes.


Sign up and new user experience. We remove barriers to joining Uber and make the first experience for every rider easy and intuitive, from creating an account to taking a trip. Our job is to get new riders to that magical Uber experience as quickly and effortlessly as possible. Virality - the best evangelists for Uber are its riders. We seek opportunities to help riders share Uber with their social, family and work networks. We also design social experiences that make Uber better when more people join it. Engagement, we keep users who've joined Uber engaged with the product. We do this with smart, targeted communications, incentive programs and engaging content.


What you'll do


As a frontend engineer on the Rider Engineering team, you will write client-side code for web applications used across the world to improve Uber's core experience. At Uber, our teams operate our business through amazing web experiences built specifically to deliver value to customers, whether on the supply or demand side of our market. Working with backend and mobile engineers, you will create and maintain impactful tools critical to keeping Uber exciting and new, delivering value to both riders and drivers across the globe. We need people who are passionate about developing impactful, high performance web applications using up-to-date technologies and patterns.


What you'll need

  • BS/MS/Phd in Computer Science or related field
  • Consistent record of shipping high-quality features
  • Expertise in Javascript, HTML, CSS, and experience with libraries like SASS, LESS
  • Knowledge of Javascript frameworks like React, Angular, Backbone
  • Experience with Node.js, Grunt, Gulp, or other server-side Javascript technologies and tools
  • Familiarity with principles of good user experience
  • Knowledge of the principles of accessibility and ability to create products that are accessible to users with disabilities, a plus


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