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Backend Software Engineer - Payments (Amsterdam)

Backend, Engineering in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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 new modalities, self-driving cars and even urban air transportation, we’re in for the long haul. We’re reimagining how people and things move from one place to the next.

About the Role

 

Uber's payments team is based in Amsterdam, at the heart of our international engineering efforts. As a member of our team, you will dig into the complex but rewarding world of money, and work to enhance the platform with third-party payment integrations.

What you’ll do

 

  • Take a full-stack approach. Each integration is unique and often requires a back-end, mobile and web component. You will be part of a cross-functional team which is developing the overall experience and architecture.
  • Contribute at a global scale. Despite being based in Amsterdam, we work on integration for the overall Uber platform. Those integrations include Alipay (300M users in China) and Paypal (173M users). Our systems support the entirety of Uber's rider payments platform worldwide.
  • Manage scale & reliability. Our solutions support Uber's always-on marketplace. Maintaining this platform at scale requires constant investment in security, reliability and monitoring tooling.
  • Innovate. We create platforms: payments is a central initiative for Uber, and we are constantly innovating in this field.

 

What you’ll need

 

  • Intimate knowledge of the entire web stack and how each piece impacts performance and reliability
  • Advanced knowledge of at least one programming language, and of OOP patterns
  • Thorough architecture understanding both on a theoretical level (e.g. RDBMS vs. NoSQL) and on an applied level (e.g. Redis vs. Cassandra, Python vs. JavaScript)
  • Commitment to quality, performance, and efficiency
  • Experience in taking ownership
  • Design and business insight

 

Bonus Points

 

  • Experience with our technologies (Python, Go, Node, Kafka, Redis, etc.)
  • Full-stack development experience, including backend API design and applications development
  • Experience working in systems handling high volume financial transactions
  • Open source profile (such as Github) with some interesting projects

 

About the team

 


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