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Engineering Manager - Airspace Platform

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

The Engineering Manager for Airspace Platform will focus on our initiative to create Uber’s airspace services for Elevate flight operations.    

What You’ll Do

  • Manage software engineering for the elevate cloud services (ECS) and build the platform for the future aerial ridesharing business.
  • Continue building out the software engineering team
  • Manage a growing team of very strong software engineers by demonstrating deep technical capabilities, leading by example, being a role model and providing accurate, fair and competent assessments for performance evaluations and promotions
  • Manage the engineering activities to deliver software products on time for near-term milestones while keeping things on track for commercial uberAir operations in 2023
  • Ensure best practices in software engineering
  • Play a major role in software design and architecture of the elevate cloud services
  • Apply the appropriate rigor in software engineering
  • Manage the team while executing best practices in engineering management in line with Uber’s processes and procedures
  • Ensure proper coordination with other relevant teams and stakeholders within Uber as well as external stakeholders

 

What You’ll Need

  • Technical depth in engineering large scale operational systems
    • Experience in software design and architecture of large-scale production systems
    • Extensive experience in scalable systems and creating production systems
    • Experience building engineering back-ends, service-oriented architectures, and efficient data distribution services
    • Experience in developing/managing front-ends at different scales including desktop and mobile applications
    • Experience in software assurance methods
    • Ability to grasp complex technical concepts and engage with highly-technical business partners to direct design and implementation efforts, as necessary
  • Strong vision and strategic thinking
    • Envision the potential full scale of airspace operations supported lay out a framework towards that while meeting near-term requirements
    • Contribute new ideas and challenge the status quo when appropriate
    • Work efficiently in a highly scrappy environment as well as a large organization
    • Be a “practical visionary” who can see the end game and execute a course to get there with many deliverables and key progress milestones along the way.
  • Team building and engineering management skills to:
    • Form and motivate the team at the different stages of growth
    • Effectively prioritize the software implementation to meet the most important upcoming milestones
    • Assess the scope of the work, prioritize, deliver on high priority items and push back on low priority items
    • Recruit world-class talent to join his/her team and intelligently scale that team over the next few years

 

Bonus Points If

  • Experience in product engineering and implementing safety critical systems
  • Background in aeronautics and aviation
  • Human/systems integration experience

 

About the Team

The candidate will report to the Senior Engineering Manager, Elevate Cloud Services and will work closely with the Product Manager, Elevate Cloud Services and Airspace Systems. The team is primarily located in Palo Alto with some close collaboration in San Francisco.


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