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Sr. Software Engineer -Central Developer Tools (Seattle)

Backend, Engineering
in Seattle, Washington

About the Role

Uber is on the lookout for top-notch senior engineers to join our Central Developer tools and Systems team. This role involves designing, developing and scaling a robust source code management, build platform and related developer experience to solve Uber's scaling source code, build, dependency management and artifact lifecycle management challenges. You will help delight our engineering teams, in a uniquely positioned opportunity to enable the whole engineering organization to iterate more rapidly.

What You'll Do

  • Partner with fellow engineers to innovate, architect, develop and scale Uber's development tools and platform solutions.
  • Provide initiative and technical leadership to build reliable, high-quality solutions that scale with Uber's engineering processes.
  • Deliver and review technical design, code and documentation.
  • Drive ongoing efficiency and reliability improvements through design and automation: availability, performance, scaling, monitoring and capacity.
  • Manage upstream and downstream dependencies, collaborate with other engineering teams, gather requirements, evolve solutions and enable successful adoption.
  • Mentor and support your fellow teammates.

What You'll Need

  • BS/MS/Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of experience developing/operating high performance and large scale distributed systems in production. Sound understanding of fundamentals and principles of distributed systems.
  • Expert level in one of the following programming languages: Go, Java, C/C++, Python, C#
  • Experience with frameworks and developer tools in a large technology organization(like buck, bazel).
  • Prior experience working in a Linux environment and understanding of networking basics.
  • Experience with containerization and job scheduling technologies (Docker, Mesos, Kubernetes).
  • Some knowledge of full stack development from front-end to back-end.
  • A good understanding of operating and scaling large-scale distributed systems in practice including application security, monitoring and managing incidents.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a team and across offices.

Bonus Points If

  • You are not afraid to challenge existing preconceptions with a goal of making developer experience a pure magic.
  • You love making complicated things - very simple.
  • You easily break down requirements into architecture and deliver code, while keeping operational issues in mind
  • You care about writing clear documentation so that other engineers can jump in and get stuff done
  • You can work across teams in our rapidly growing company and drive standardization.

About the Team


Central Developer tools experience is pushing the boundary of what's possible to make engineers forget about infrastructure and focus on creating incredible solutions for our customers. Developer Experience comprises of several key areas: Developer Tools, Build Platform, Testing, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery. If you enjoy enabling other engineers to be productive, discussing anything from developer tools to kernels and you measure the success of your projects in "nines", we would like to talk to you.

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.