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Data Engineer, Backend

Software, Advanced Technologies Group in Pittsburgh, PA

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 Operational Domain Characterization(ODC) team in Pittsburgh, is a new team within the Maps department that is responsible for building scalable tools and infrastructure that allows the ATG to perform rich geospatial analysis and reporting to plan, predict and refine the current and future operational area for our fleet of self-driving cars.  Our goal is to build scalable production tooling that allows our team of Mappers to efficiently characterize multiple cities in parallel and produce the data and reports in real-time for analysis. 


Our team owns the end-to-end system experience which includes Frontend (Web) tools, Backend data processing, and algorithmic transformations, as well as Data Analysis pipelines.  While the team is expected to be cross-functional, we are currently looking for developers who are looking to create our geospatial infrastructure software to support processing 10s of TB of data for each city with data services and database systems. (SQL or NoSQL, eg. AWS Aurora PostgreSQL, HIVE, etc.).


If you are looking for a challenging team with opportunities to have an impact on Autonomous Vehicle, don't look any further, our team is the right fit for you!

What You’ll Do

  • You will be part of a small team focused on providing data to ATG Strategy and Product Management teams to make informed decisions on where our fleet will operate
  • You will be responsible for creating, running and managing multiple backend services, APIs and data repositories that support new and existing product capabilities
  • You will be responsible for designing and building geospatial, dimensional, and object based data models to improve accessibility, efficiency, and quality of data
  • You will work in close collaboration the OD Characterization and OD Expansion teams and Stakeholders to define and deliver features as we grow and expand to additional cities
  • You will exponentially grow your technical and domain skills and as well as have an impact on the overall business


What You’ll Need

  • Minimum 3 years with Backend/Distributed Systems/APIs
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or related field
  • Excellent programming and software design skills (we use Python, Go and C++)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in mapping or geospatial data pipelines a plus.
  • Experience in designing and developing ETL data pipelines.
  • Experience with Cassandra, Kafka is a plus.
  • Experience in SOA or microservice architecture design is a plus
  • Good track record of delivering scalable solutions


About the Team


At the Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), we are building technologies that will transform the way the world moves. Our teams in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Boulder, and Toronto are dedicated to mapping, software and hardware development, vehicle safety, and operations for self-driving technology. Our teams are passionate about developing a self-driving system that will one day move people and things around more safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively.


At Uber, we believe technology has the power to make transportation more efficient, accessible, and safer than ever before. Self-driving technology has the potential to make these benefits an everyday reality for our customers, but it’s not going to happen overnight.  Building best-in-class self-driving technology will take time, and safety is our priority every step of the way. Operating inclusively and transparently, while displaying responsible behavior in a structured development are critical to safety. We at ATG seek candidates who will role model these values.

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