2019 Fall PhD Software Engineer Internship - Data Visualization
Engineering, University 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
The Visualization team at Uber is offering research and engineering internships in San Francisco. We are looking for students pursuing their Ph.D. who are excited about pushing the state-of-the-art in graphics, visualization, machine learning, urban computing, mixed reality, and more.
You will directly collaborate with engineers, researchers, and designers, with access to world-class product teams and solve real-world problems. You are expected to own end-to-end visual analytics projects from ideation to prototyping through evaluation via rigorous field studies. Interesting outcomes typically lead to research papers, technical blogs, and open-source libraries.
What You’ll Do
Work with your mentor to frame a problem of both research and business values
Develop advanced visualizations and reusable software solutions to address the problem
Conduct rigorous analysis and evaluation in support of your research priorities
Communicate project deliverable with data producers and consumers across the company
What You’ll Need
Ph.D. student (anticipated graduation in 2020) in computer science or related disciplines
Engineering proficiency to architect data-intensive applications from the ground up
Capable of working independently and executing research plans with minimal oversight
Ability to organize and synthesize analysis and communicate insights with clarity
Bonus Points If
You have interdisciplinary research experiences with strong academic publication record
You own or have contributed to open-source software libraries
About the Team
Our mission is to enhance people's ability to understand and communicate data through the design and implementation of interactive systems for data visualization and analysis. Refer to the following link for more examples about what we do as a team. https://eng.uber.com/tag/data-visualization/
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.