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Public Policy Lead (Regulatory)

Public Policy 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


As Public Policy Senior Associate (Regulatory and Competition), you are Uber's connection between our market-leading technology that provides flexible, reliable economic opportunities for over 3 million people around the world and the unique and growing audience of policymakers, regulators, researchers, key opinion formers and the broader public. You are a key thought leader and conduit for Uber’s public affairs and government relations around the world.


You will drive global policy development on Uber’s regulatory approach to mobility with a particular focus on ridesharing and ridehailing. You will work with business and product teams to also support efforts to integrate of taxis, PHV and FHVs into the Uber platform. You will help to develop and refine model propositions and principled but adaptive practices to regulation as well as work to build support with key policy and research stakeholders. In addition, you will lead Uber’s efforts in competition policy and work with partners in legal to develop sustainable positions on competition policy and engagement. You will work with the team lead to develop and execute a strategy to make Uber a leader in regulatory development globally.


You will work with cross-functional partners to develop and strengthen Uber approach and understanding of regulations in the interests of our partners around the globe and to further long-term business goals. Your role will also include developing partnerships and seeding research. Your role will include proactive seeking out new thought and business partners to further Uber’s reform and program leadership efforts.


You will own the development of efforts to bring greater understanding of regulations within and outside of Uber. This includes working with policy and operational stakeholders throughout the world to develop globally scalable collateral (including reform proposals from other markets), build ongoing third party partnerships, execute user engagement campaigns, webinars and training sessions, and facilitating user feedback.

What You’ll Do
  • Develop with the team leadership a  policy strategy to drive progress especially in relation to regulatory development and competition policy and in doing so help guide product roadmaps, insurance innovation and BD partnerships (with a special focus on taxis).
  • Work with Uber’s teams - at HQ and in the regions - to develop and deliver on improving Uber’s regulatory environment and build more credibility
  • Lead product counsel on policy issues in relation to the taxi product (and other FHV/PHVs) including coordinating efforts across the Central policy and local government relations/public affairs teams
  • Manage relationships with external partners, including:
    • Regular check-ins with key stakeholders to develop content and key exposures, measure sentiment, and identify areas where we can improve
    • Organizing and managing events, roundtables, and user forums including education seminars in each major mega-region
  • Own external communications with the policy and academic community broadly and specifically in the areas of focus. In this capacity, you might:
    • Facilitate a recurring publication, webinar series or roundtable highlighting specific success stories, use cases and/or future product functionality
    • Develop a panel of leading experts to contribute their learnings and key insights to Uber’s marketplace
  • Develop partnerships and support research to help drive broad scale integration of our policy efforts
  • Arrange policy conversations and long-term partnerships with relevant third parties stakeholders


What You’ll Need

  • At least 5 years of experience in government, law, competition policy, digital marketplaces, consumer protection, project management
  • Strong interpersonal (verbal + written) skills. Strong written communication skills and timely development of materials
  • Track record of project design, development and execution as well content creation
  • Significant analytical experience, including ability to analyze data to identify trends and implications, and ability to construct forward-looking models that can inform policy positions
  • Ability to drive cross-functionally and build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in the technology sector is preferred and experience in a marketplace business is strongly desired
  • Advanced degrees (e.g., JD, MPP, MBA) preferred but not required

About the Team

The Central Public Policy Team has a global remit and is responsible for developing solutions to policy opportunities and regulatory challenges in issue domains that impact on Uber’s global business. Working closely with on-the-ground Public Affairs and Government Relations and cross-functional partners we develop best in class policy solutions backed by rigorous research and data. The Central Public Policy Team also provides strategic advice and guidance to Tech and Product organizations as well as key executives in the execution of Uber’s business goals.

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