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Engineering Manager - Elasticsearch

Engineering in Palo Alto, 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’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.


As a leader within the Core Infrastructure team, you’ll be responsible for building a world-class search-as-a-service platform to power core use-cases within Uber like dynamic pricing, entity search, log search etc. You’ll also help craft the long-term search vision by collaborating with important stakeholders within Uber.

What you'll need

  • At least 3 years experience managing and at least 5 years experience as an individual technical contributor within search or data infrastructure, distributed backend systems.
  • Excellent educational background in a quantitative field, such as Computer Science or Mathematics.
  • Familiarity with systems like ElasticSearch, Solr or Lucene is a huge plus.
  • Prior management and team-building experience. You'll be managing a mid-sized team initially and will have the opportunity to scale and build out a high-performing team.
  • Management at Uber is management as a service. As such, managers are judged based on their ability to identify opportunities and lead/grow engineers through efficient execution. You must be persuasive, patient, compassionate and possess exquisite prioritization skills.
  • Biased toward action. You must be able be able to do more with less and turn would be blockers into opportunities for growth.
  • Excellent execution, organization and ability to collaborate. To be successful in this role, you should be comfortable executing with little oversight and be able to adapt to problems quickly.
  • Strategic mindset. You're comfortable thinking a few steps ahead of where the team is at now.
  • Principled yet pragmatic. A qualified candidate will have conviction and be authentic in their approach, but situationally aware enough to adapt when needed.

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