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Staff Software Engineer - Ads Optimization

Backend, Engineering
Seattle, Washington |
San Francisco, California |
Sunnyvale, California |
Toronto, Canada

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

Scale and optimize ads serving to unlock value for consumers, merchants and Uber.

---- Basic Qualifications ----

  • Technical strength with 7+ years of experience developing and shipping code for production systems
  • 5 years of experience in ads optimization, in one or more areas of relevance, budget pacing and bidding.
  • Demonstrated examples of project leadership roles, delivering production-level features from inception, and promoting a high-quality culture amongst the team
  • Deep system design skills. You know how to build highly-scalable, robust, and fault-tolerant services that support our unique exponential growth requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience easily speaking to the operational aspects of monitoring, alerting, and structuring code for production-level debugging and optimization.
  • You have a strong command of a backend stack (eg. Golang, Java, Node.js, Python, etc)
  • Bias toward action. You believe that speed and quality aren't mutually exclusive. You've shown good judgment about shipping as fast as possible while ensuring your products and platforms are built in a sustainable, responsible way--and you're comfortable making mistakes, provided you learn from them.
  • Ability to learn quickly on the go. We're looking for software engineers who thrive while learning new technologies and don't believe in one-size-fits-all solutions. You should be able to easily adapt to meet the needs of our massive growth and rapidly-evolving business environment.

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

  • Industry experience working on distributed systems: developing reliable, high performance, highly scalable and low latency software
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the principles of fault-tolerance, reliability and durability.
  • Ability to collaborate and influence across multiple levels of an organization
  • Contribute to the wider software community through open source

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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