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Staff Software Engineer (Principal Architect) - Global Payments

Backend, Engineering
in Hyderabad, India

About the Role

Staff Engineers at Uber have a deep impact across a wide variety of business and technology decisions spanning multiple teams. They are passionate and pragmatic technologists who are able to design, implement and deliver scalable and resilient systems. They are not only role models, but also approachable thought-leaders, collaborators and mentors to engineers. They are humble teachers, technically mentoring a team of talented engineers while also executing on delivering uniquely challenging projects.

We are looking for someone with a passion for architecting and building highly scalable & highly-available, mission-critical systems that support millions of users during their payment experience on a daily basis.

Our systems ensure accurate and on-time payouts to our partners and seamless payment experience for our users along with providing a choice of payment methods (global and local).

This is a unique opportunity for a seasoned engineer who is collaborative, has a healthy sense of curiosity and acts with responsibility to join Uber, work with talented people across the board and help improve our next generation payments systems, scaling it to the next level.

This is a very high impact role where you will interface with all major infrastructure & platform teams at Uber. Does this sound exciting to you? Are you a tested team player, strategic thinker and executor? We want to hear from you.

What you will do

* Actively seek out the toughest technology and engineering problems and solve them with little to no guidance.
* Own large opportunities and initiatives and drive clarity, convergence and closure across teams.
* Take the larger vision or challenge and distill it down with the leadership team into strategies and plans including trade-offs required to realize the vision.
* Be a role model on acting with good judgement and responsibility. Engineers across the organization will look to you on how best to plan and execute on projects.
* Provide technical leadership and vision in designing, implementing, testing and rolling out the next generations of our payments systems.
* Raise the bar on sustainable engineering by improving best practices, producing best in class of code, documentation, testing and monitoring.
* Be a humble mentor and trusted advisor for both our talented team members and passionate leaders alike. Deal with a differences in opinion in a mature and fair way, helping teams to commit and move forward.

What You'll Need

* Bachelor's degree or higher in an engineering field (e.g. Computer Science, Computer Engineering, etc.)
* 15+ years experience designing, implementing large scale distributed systems (serving 5K+ QPS, participating in 100M+ in transactions)
* Advanced, inside-out knowledge of multiple programming languages, data store systems and message queue. We use programming languages like Go, , Python, data stores like Cassandra, DynamoDB, Redis and MQs like Kafka- Any programming language is fine.
* Deep, industry leading expertise in one or more technology domains and are the "-to" person for one or more areas of their business.
* A track record of building large-scale, highly-available systems that solve complex, organizational level business problems.
* Expert and hands-on understanding of fault-tolerant systems and multi-datacenter/cloud architectures.
* Passion for driving continual improvement initiatives on engineering best practices like coding, testing or monitoring.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write detailed technical documents.
* Passionate about helping teams grow by inspiring and mentoring engineers.

Bonus Points If

* Deep, industry leading expertise in one or more technology domains.
* Built large scale projects with stream processing and batch processing.
* Implemented complex regulatory compliance projects successfully.
* Experience working in the Fintech, Payments industry.

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.