Client Platform Engineer (Mac/Linux)

4 months ago
US-CA-San Francisco
Engineering - Tech Services
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


Uber’s Client Platform Engineering team is building the software and systems that enable Uber employees to deploy quickly and scale seamlessly in offices around the world. You will be responsible for writing and supporting our global endpoint framework using Chef. Your role will consist of making critical business decisions to scale our internal systems, and guide our configuration management strategy as we move from closed to open source tools. This position will require strong infrastructure skills and a broad knowledge of IT best practices and technology.


As a Client Platform Engineer on the Tech Services Team, you will be instrumental in defining, executing and maintaining the hardware and software standards for Uber employees worldwide. Your engineering skills will contribute to a client platform that is extremely efficient, scalable and reliable.



What You'll Do 

  • Configuration management and continuous integration tools development, with a strong emphasis on maintaining version control, reporting and scheduled release delivery.
  • Working knowledge with the following technologies: Chef, Puppet, Munki, Ruby, Python, Bash, GIT within a heterogeneous environment of OS X / Linux / Windows.
  • Drive client security best practices in an enterprise environment and identify opportunities to define internal processes, automation and the deployment of scalable technical solutions.
  • Work dynamically with cross-functional teams to manage client systems and infrastructure.
  • Resolve problems within existing systems and implement enhancements of new systems.
  • Participate in the analysis, design and development of future forward IT infrastructure.
  • BS in CS, IT or related discipline or equivalent work experience and a minimum of 3-5 years experience working in an Engineering professional environment. 

What You'll Need

  • You’re passionate about growth, stability, scalability and performance.
  • Love systems and prefer to write code, rather than ‘putting out fires’.
  • When solving a problem, you evaluate the tradeoffs between implementing a solution from scratch or extending an open source project; and then pick the best path.
  • You’re interested in designing multi-geographical solutions which can scale with our rapidly growing organization.


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