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Senior Backend Software Engineer - Core Infrastructure, Aarhus

Backend, Engineering
in Aarhus, Denmark

About the Role

Uber Engineering Aarhus' main focus is making Uber's core infrastructure scalable and highly available. Just keeping our platform scaling--doubling every 5-6 months--is a big challenge. We have to be resilient to any form of hardware, network, or data center failover, and in many cases, resilient to humans as well!

In terms of executing high quality services, it boils down to writing software that is easy-to-diagnose, easy-to-upgrade, easy-to-expand iteratively, and easy-to-onboard for new engineers.

We are partitioning data processing pipelines across multiple hot data-centers and rethinking queueing systems that now handle hundreds of millions of jobs.

What You'll Do

  • Be part of the Core Infrastructure team working the software that makes Uber's global data-centers highly reliable and scalable.
  • Build systems for consumption by all the other engineering teams at Uber. Setting best practices and helping other teams architect better solutions.
  • Re-thinking and re-architecting systems which handle millions of jobs.
  • Work with next-generation technology to build the foundations that will propel us into the next 100x growth levels
  • Manage scale & reliability. Our solutions support Uber's always-on marketplace. Maintaining this platform at scale requires constant investment in security, reliability and monitoring tooling.

What You'll Need

  • You have 5+ years of professional software development experience
  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience.
  • Excellent coding abilities. You have advanced knowledge of at least one programming language, and are happy to learn more. Our core languages are Golang, Java and Python
  • You have experience in designing and building world-class software
  • You love building distributed, client/server systems at large scale
  • Experience with database and storage technologies and know the tradeoffs between them (MySQL, Postgres, Redis, memcache, etc)
  • Understanding of the networking stack and cloud computing
  • Strong Linux experience, Linux networking, networking protocols: TCP/IP, UDP, HTTPS, DHCP, DNS, NAT, VLAN/VXLAN, Linux tools, librariaries and open source development

Bonus Points If

  • Master's, PhD degree, further education or experience in engineering, computer science or other technical related field.

Some examples of work by the Aarhus Engineering office:

Be sure to check out the Uber Engineering Blog to learn more about the team.

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.