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Senior Software Engineer, Backend | Platform Engineering

Backend, Engineering
in Aarhus, Denmark

About the Role:

The Platform organization at Uber ensures that all Uber products operate seamlessly, supporting thousands of microservices that manage trips, food orders, freight, and more. This organization includes subteams such as Core Platform, Developer Platform, Fleet Reliability, and Service & Deployment.

If you're excited about large-scale infrastructure management, we have around 1 million containers across 100,000 hosts waiting for you.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience: 5+ years as a software engineer focused on building large-scale distributed systems with proven impact.
  • Architecture: Solid understanding of distributed systems architecture, including consensus, convergence, data consistency, and performance/efficiency constructs. Ability to identify and resolve performance and scalability issues.
  • Coding Skills: Proficient in writing clean, elegant, bug-free code.
  • Leadership: Proven experience leading engineering teams to deliver large, multi-functional projects autonomously. Ability to own part of the team’s charter and help set the long-term direction.
  • Project Management: Ability to manage projects from scoping requirements to launch.
  • Continuous Learning: Strong desire to learn, grow, and build best-in-class systems.

Key Skills:

  • Solution Design: Design reliable solutions for business use cases in highly distributed systems.
  • Problem Solving: Ability to identify and resolve performance and scalability issues.
  • Implementation: Implement solutions in Go, focusing on clean, readable code with unit and integration test coverage, and running it in production.
  • Cross-Team Communication: Effective communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to push forward and step back as needed. Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Engineering Best Practices: Commitment to pushing the bar on engineering best practices and helping build a strong engineering culture. Contribute to the team’s engineering culture in terms of quality, monitoring, and on-call practices.

What You'll Do:

  • Build elegant backend platform components for high-throughput, low-latency distributed systems.
  • Tackle challenging problems with innovative design and algorithms.
  • Collaborate with team members to maintain system health, ensure code hygiene, refactor, and enhance system robustness and resilience.
  • Promote best practices in code health, testing, and maintainability.
  • Analyze and decompose complex software systems, working with cross-functional teams to design for scalability and testability.
  • Work with motivated and curious teammates in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

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.

Offices continue to be central to collaboration and Uber’s cultural identity. Unless formally approved to work fully remotely, Uber expects employees to spend at least half of their work time in their assigned office. For certain roles, such as those based at green-light hubs, employees are expected to be in-office for 100% of their time. Please speak with your recruiter to better understand in-office expectations for this role.

*Accommodations may be available based on religious and/or medical conditions, or as required by applicable law. To request an accommodation, please reach out to accommodations@uber.com.


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