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Staff Security Engineer

Engineering Security, Safety & Security in San Francisco, CA

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.


We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.

About the Role


We are seeking an experienced Staff Security Engineer who is comfortable evaluating risk across an organization, and effectively driving the reduction of that risk via technical and non-technical solutions. This role will report directly to the Head of Internal Security, and will partner closely with leaders across the org to solve tactical problems, while setting big picture technical vision.

To be Successful in this Role:

  • You have a track record of deep and/or broad impact in security organizations.
  • You deliver on solutions that few others can, either by your own heavy lifting or the ability to orchestrate large group efforts.
  • You are a role model for others at Uber, on both the technical and cultural front.
  • You solve complex security problems in pragmatic ways, drastically reducing risk while limiting business impact.
  • You improve the definition of best practices and architecture with deep domain knowledge.
  • You create plans to build efficient solutions to problems that are barely on the horizon.
  • You have a track record or creating alignment and improved collaboration within and outside security organizations.

What You’ll Need

  • You are a veteran of the security industry and are comfortable reasoning about, and working to improve, all areas of security.
  • You have significant hands-on coding experience, preferably in the following languages: Go, Java, C/C++, Python, Node.js.
  • Exceptional problem solving and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to distill complex security problems and drive toward creative solutions.
  • Strong organizational, communications, and relationship skills.
  • An amazing understanding, and desire to improve, organization's cultures.

Bonus Points If

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science or related areas
  • Startup experience


About the Team


Uber's Security team works to ensure the security of all private, personal, and payment information for our full set of users - riders, drivers and partners. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every single experience with Uber is simple, secure, and safe. You will join our Internal Security team which is responsible for securing Uber’s infrastructure, data, access controls, and self-driving vehicles.

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At Uber we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Uber is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.