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Backend Engineer - Airspace Systems

Backend, Engineering in Palo Alto, California

About the Role

The backend engineer will focus on developing systems that power the operation of Uber's airspace systems for UberAIR (passenger-carrying) aircraft and potentially Drone Delivery operations. The role will be to develop backend services that communicate with a spectrum of real-time and historical data sources, process them and contribute to mission-critical business decisions for airspace operations.

What you'll do

  • Evolve service oriented architectures (microservices) and tackle complex dependency management challenges
  • Ensure resilient operations even when system degrades. Innovate reliable monitoring, deployment and fault detection infrastructure to power the airspace operations.
  • Thorough architecture understanding both on a theoretical level (e.g. RDBMS vs. NoSQL) and on an applied level (e.g. Redis vs. Cassandra, Python vs. JavaScript)
  • Build high performance distributed systems that can scale to 100,000s QPS
  • 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.

What you'll need

  • Evolve service oriented architectures (microservices) and tackle complex dependency management challenges
  • Ensure resilient operations even when system degrades. Innovate reliable monitoring, deployment and fault detection infrastructure to power the airspace operations.
  • Thorough architecture understanding both on a theoretical level (e.g. RDBMS vs. NoSQL) and on an applied level (e.g. Redis vs. Cassandra, Python vs. JavaScript)
  • Build high performance distributed systems that can scale to 100,000s QPS
  • 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.
  • At least 4+ years of backend development

Bonus points

  • Experience with large scale data processing, geospatial datasets and services such as maps, GPS traces etc.
  • Experience with frontend or mobile (Android/iOS) development.

About our team

Airspace Systems team is one of the core engineering teams on Uber Elevate -- our initiative to fast forward to ridesharing in the sky, i.e. urban aviation. The vision of airspace systems team is to enable safe, reliable, large-scale and efficient airspace operations for Uber Elevate.

In order to accomplish this vision, the team works in coordination with other relevant teams and stakeholders within Elevate (particularly Vehicles, Operations, Design and Data Science), and Uber's core dispatch, marketplace, and security teams as our systems become operational and integrated.

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.

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.