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Senior Software Engineer - Maps Engineering (Remote)

Boulder, Colorado |
Remote, United States

About the Role

Whenever you see a map, get an ETA, see the route a driver or courier is taking, or get picked up at the right location in an Uber product, it is being powered by the Maps Engineering team. We have multiple roles across Maps including Basemaps, Geofences and Tolls and Surcharges. As a part of the team, you'll have a chance to work on the systems that are at the core of the services Uber provides. Your work will directly impact the millions of people who rely on Uber each and every day.

What You'll Do

Help build and extend large scale, distributed systems related to storing and serving geospatial data, including:

  • Extend and optimize a large-scale map storage service using NoSQL technologies.
  • Build and extend a service and UI that serves geofences to more than one hundred other internal Uber services.
  • Architect and implement solutions to challenging problems around cross-data-center consistency and availability, short and long transactions, latency, caching, indexing, throughput, proxies, asynchronous processing with message queues, and storage garbage collection.
  • Work with Uber teams in maps, rides, eats, and freight to understand requirements and provide solutions and advice on how they can optimize the usage of their spatial data.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree (or higher) in computer science, related field or equivalent practical experience.
  • Strong software engineering skills, supported by 3+ years of industry experience in languages like Java, GO, or C++.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong collaboration and communication skills; ability to influence others within your team and outside your team.
  • Experience with any of the following: scalable, distributed systems and services; distributed SQL/NoSQL data stores like MySQL, HBase, Cassandra, HDFS; Spark, EMR, S3; messages queues like Kafka; geo-replication and consistency/availability trade-offs; and service-oriented-architectures.
  • Experience or passion for working on systems related to maps.

Please refer to this role in our careers page for more details on your total compensation and benefits package. You can get there by clicking 'apply' if you're not already on our careers site.

For Colorado-based roles: The salary/hourly rate range for this role is $172,125 per year - $191,250 per year. You will be eligible to participate in Uber's bonus program, and may be offered an equity award, commissions, & other types of comp. You will also be eligible for various benefits. More details about our company benefits can be found at the following link:

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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