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Senior Software Engineer, Java Platform

Backend, Engineering
in Sunnyvale, California

About the Role

As part of the Java Platform team, you'll help bootstrap a group of experts focused solely on improving the quality, performance and stability of Uber's Java ecosystem. You'll work with talented, high-velocity engineering teams to solve their most pressing problems. Your code will be at the heart of critical systems across Uber, from infrastructure to user-facing products and services. You'll build frameworks that empower a large and quickly-growing engineering organization to do its best work, moving fast without sacrificing stability, quality, performance or maintainability. Along the way, you'll shape the future of engineering at Uber.

We need passionate, skilled developers who empathize with their fellow engineers, pursue technical excellence, care deeply about the quality and velocity of Uber's engineering, and want ownership of business-critical code.

What You'll Do

  • Design, develop and maintain a world-class Java Platform @ Uber.
  • Drive the development of Java standards and best practices at Uber.
  • Work closely with engineers across the company to solve critical software development problems in principled and reusable ways.

Basic Qualifications

  • Proven understanding of Java, JVM including common tools, frameworks and best practices.
  • Experience designing and maintaining Java libraries.
  • Experience designing & building Java RPC Services using SpringBoot framework.
  • Background in infrastructure and distributed systems.
  • Familiarity with semantic versioning and concepts like backward compatibility.
  • Experience building reusable tools, packages and software patterns for developers.
  • Passion for software quality, including testing, code review, and documentation.
  • Excellent debugging and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong cross-team communication skills.
  • B.S., M.S., or Ph. D. in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading, contributing to, or maintaining open-source projects.
  • Experience as a technology-specific speaker or evangelist.
  • Background in infrastructure and distributed systems.

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 10,000 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.

Uber is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.


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