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Sr Staff Software Engineer, Developer Platform

Staff, Engineering
Seattle, Washington |
San Francisco, California |
Sunnyvale, California

About the role:

We are looking for an experienced technologist who can architect, implement, and scale our developer tools and frameworks that Uber developers use to build Uber's services and Apps. This is a strategic and highly leveraged role as it impacts the productivity of all software engineers across Uber, the quality of all of Uber's products, and the velocity of our business.

What you'll do:

  • Provide technical leadership to build, develop, and scale the developer tools and frameworks that enable Uber developers to ship code quickly, reliably, efficiently and at scale.
  • Engage with world class engineers across Uber to understand how to increase their development velocity and the quality of our software.
  • Work across platforms for Go, Java, Python, Android, iOS, and Web.
  • Drive ongoing efficiency and reliability improvements through design and automation: availability, performance, scaling, monitoring and capacity.

About you:

  • A developer-centric mindset and a passion for building high-quality platforms for other developers.
  • Past experience in successfully designing and building frameworks and tools that scale to large 1000+ teams of developers.

Minimum qualifications:

Master's or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or related field AND 8-years full-time Software Engineering work experience, WHICH INCLUDES 6-years total technical software engineering experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Programming language (e.g. C, C++, Java, Python, or Go)

Note the 6-years total of specialized software engineering experience may have been gained through education and full-time work experience, additional training, coursework, research, or similar (OR some combination of these). The years of specialized experience are not necessarily in addition to the years of Education & full-time work experience indicated.

Technical skills:


  • Distributed systems
  • Performance and scalability engineering


  • Experience working on building systems in production
  • Experience in developer tools & services

About Uber:

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.

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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