Senior Fullstack Engineer - Configuration Platform

4 months 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

About the Role


We build and maintain core services that provide the backbone of Uber including Customer, Vehicles, Trip/Order, Configuration, Automation, Cohorting, Searching, Graceful Degradation, etc. We deal with 120000+ QPS, high availability, fault tolerance and other cutting-edge distributed systems problems operating at Uber scale. On the frontend you will work with latest frontend technologies like Redux, Relay, GraphQL to design workflows used by engineering and operations teams around the world.


What you’ll do


We are looking for skilled full stack engineers with a passion for creating distributed software to architect and build Uber’s next generation configuration platform.


You should be passionate about building scalable software, leveraging intelligent algorithms and making high quality impactful changes.


As a full stack engineer, you will work closely with other teams to develop tools specific to their needs. You easily break down requirements into architecture and deliver code, while keeping operational issues in mind.


You care about writing clear documentation so that other engineers can jump in and get stuff done

You have the ability to work as a Tech Lead of the team, producing a vision, architecture and a UI used by thousands of people within the company across the world

What you’ll need


BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or a related field, with minimum 5 years of relevant experience

Prior experience with large-scale distributed systems, including multi-tier architectures

Excellent programming skills in one of Go, Java, C/C++, or an equivalent object oriented programming language

Experience in full-stack development using Web technologies such as React/Redux to build reusable components that fit together in scalable production applications.

A firm grasp of data structure and algorithm fundamentals and how to apply them in real-world applications.

Design and development experience building and using REST API services.

Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team and with other teams across the company.


About the Team


The Configuration Platform team in building mission critical tooling used by engineers and operations teams around the world at Uber. Cascade and Flipr are the control centers these teams use to configure their city’s marketplaces, airport fifo queue, surge multipliers and used for dozens of other use cases. On the backend we deal with problems involving hundreds of thousands of QPS, high availability, fault tolerance and more. On the frontend we work with the latest frontend technologies and collaborate with UX designers and program teams to unlock new business use cases.


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