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Software Engineer-II, Search

Backend, Engineering
in Bangalore, India

About the Role

Here at Uber our mission is to make transportation as reliable as running water, everywhere, for everyone. Uber serves billions of trips per year and we are currently making investments into the systems and infrastructure necessary to support 100+ million trips per day. A key enabler for the success and growth of Uber's business is a world-class technical infrastructure for information retrieval and discovery.The Infrastructure team builds solutions to help builders at Uber create innovative products.

Within Infrastructure, the Search team delivers information retrieval systems to power various critical search and discovery features in Uber apps, including Rider and Driver Maps, Uber Eats, Groceries, Freight, and many others.Passionate about search, Apache Lucene, ElasticSearch, Solr, Kafka, or Machine Learning? Come join our team to build Uber's next-gen unified search platform across Uber products

Our mission: One-stop, scalable solution for all search-related requirements across Uber

What the Candidate Will Need / Bonus Points

---- What the Candidate Will Do ----

You will invent cutting edge technology that supports the scale and real-time demands of Uber's business, for example an event prediction system (engineering blog post).

As a Software Engineer II, you will:

  • Lead cross-functional initiatives working with multiple internal customers.
  • Design, develop and support a world-class search platform serving a wide variety of use cases.
  • Help build infrastructure for the next wave of growth, including building customized components to solve Uber specific problems and evolve the technology for hyper growth.
  • Produce high quality code that is robust, efficient and maintainable; our primary languages are Java and Go.
  • Work at the core of Elasticsearch and Apache Lucene open source software with opportunities to contribute to open source.
  • Work on challenging problems in areas such as relevance ranking, data ingestion, data storage, query optimization, JVM performance optimization, security, machine learning and more.
  • Continually challenge what exists and explore what should be changed to best meet our business needs.
  • Possess expert knowledge in large scale distributed system design and engineering best practices.
  • Participate in setting a vision and objectives for a search platform in alignment with market opportunities.
  • Drive and work on algorithm and architecture design, execute and deliver fault-tolerant systems.

---- Basic Qualifications ----

What the Candidate Will Need / Bonus PointsBasic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience coding with Java, C++, Python, or Go

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of software engineering experience.
  • BS or MS in Computer/Information Science or Engineering
  • Experience with Search, Information retrieval, and Ranking
  • Experience implementing API and microservices
  • Experience shipping high-quality features on schedule
  • Experience building large scale distributed systems
  • Experience implementing projects with multiple dependencies

At Uber, we reimagine the way the world moves for the better. The idea was born on a snowy night in Paris in 2008, and ever since then, our DNA of reimagination and reinvention carries on. We've grown into a global platform moving people and things in ever-expanding ways, taking on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters make movement happen at the push of a button for everyone, everywhere.

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.


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