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Sr Backend Engineer - Carrier Experience

Freight, Engineering
Chicago, Illinois |
San Francisco, California

About the Role

About Uber Freight

Uber Freight connects shippers with truckers, much like the way Uber connects riders and drivers. The Freight team believes that empowering truck drivers will bring more open, efficient, and increasingly safer transportation to our roads. We are a team of sharp, entrepreneurial individuals bringing technologies, algorithms and lessons from Uber's core business into the $700B U.S. Transportations & Logistics industry. Comprised of Uber veterans and newcomers, we are looking for candidates who share our enthusiasm for disrupting today's toughest challenges in transportation. We are a Customer Obsessed team, and care deeply about our users, continually looking for opportunities to improve their lives.

Freight Engineering is tasked with creating the algorithms, systems, applications that power our independent drivers, sales and operations teams, and shippers that need to transport freight across the country. For these different user segments, we create business portals, mobile applications, integrations with third-party systems, and self-learning models that adjust to market conditions in real-time. Most of our work is distributed via the Web and through mobile app stores, interfacing with Uber cores services and running on Uber's compute platform.

About the Team

The Carrier Experience team builds applications and products for the Carriers and Drivers that haul with Uber Freight. The team must keep in-mind the demands of the role, and how to make life easier during the trip, and reduce the administrative steps that accompany each load. Carrier Experience is a cross-functional team comprised of Backend, Android, iOS, and Web engineers.

Our current flagship product is a mobile application (available on iOS and Android) that helps Uber Freight's primary goal of automating the freight industry by giving drivers the ability to book their own loads and control their own schedules. We care deeply about our users and continually look for opportunities to improve their lives.

We are also expanding to another segment of the market of larger fleets, creating a web portal that allows carrier owners to better manage and get insights about their business.

What the Candidate Will Need / Bonus Points

What you'll do

As a Backend Engineer at at the Carrier Experience Team, you're helping abstract and model a complex industry, and coming up with innovative ways to integrate and automate the very steps that transport products every day. You'll be very close to business concerns, working alongside Product Managers and Operators, to understand what's most important, and translating that to systems, designs, and code that best solves for today, as well as plans for tomorrow. At your disposal will be the tools that helped Uber grow to be a worldwide company, as well as new and upcoming tech from our AI Labs and Machine Learning teams.

You will build user-facing products - the work you do will impact every single Uber Freight request. You will be responsible for the delivery of high quality products with fast iterations. You will have the opportunity to impact the lives of the carriers and drivers across the globe and disrupt a trillion-dollar industry. A general eye for business concerns, combined with an acumen for systems that scale will be necessary.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of hands on development in backend
  • Familiarity with or interest in Go, Python and/or Java
  • Experience with one of the following databases: MySQL, Cassandra.
  • Experience with micro-service architecture.
  • Experience with data-driven architecture and systems design.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS/MS/Phd degree in computer science, related field or equivalent practical experience.
  • Passion for learning new skills and working on high-impact products
  • Demonstrated experience of shipping high-quality product features on schedule
  • Knowledge of the logistics and freight industry a plus

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 10,000 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.

Uber is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.