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Senior Software Engineer (Backend), Airports

Backend, Engineering
in Toronto, Canada

About the Role

The Uber Airports team manages the largest segment within Uber’s rides business. Our mission is to help airport travelers understand what to expect, when to request a ride, where to go, and how to find their driver, no matter where they land in the world.

We specialize in optimizing Uber products for airport scenarios, developing software solutions that cater to the needs of Uber riders, drivers, and airport operators. If you’re interested in working on something impactful and used by millions of people, consider joining our team!

What You'll Do

  • Work closely with stakeholders to understand business requirements and build cross-functional solutions.
  • Dive deep into multiple tech stacks across the company to create scalable micro-services and implement efficient algorithms.
  • Track the success of your feature experiments, collaborating with Data Science and Product teams to iterate on delightful user experiences.
  • Coach and mentor junior engineers or new engineers joining the team.
  • Provide technical leadership to your team.

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or related field OR 3-years full-time Software Engineering work experience, WHICH INCLUDES 2-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 2-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.

Preferred Qualificatons

  • 4+ years of experience in backend software systems.
  • Proficient in writing unit tests and integration tests.
  • Experience with distributed systems or microservice architectures.
  • Experience with relational databases and distributed storage systems (MySQL, Cassandra).
  • Passion for learning new technologies
  • Experience with shipping efficient, reliable, crash-free code that reaches millions of users.

For Canada-based roles: The base salary range for this role is CAD$153,000 per year - CAD$170,000 per year.

You will be eligible to participate in Uber's bonus program, and may be offered an equity award & other types of comp. You will also be eligible for various benefits. More details can be found at the following link

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

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