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Sr Software Engineer II (Sr Architect), Data - Core Data Platform

Data, Engineering
in Bangalore, India

About the Role

Data Platform engineering at Uber is looking for a strong Architect (Level 5b Engineer) who has solved business problems at scale. 5B Engineer at Uber exhibits following qualities:

  • Build vision > Take ownership of a vaguely defined major business problem or product vision, translate it into executable technical design and roadmaps to solve the problem or realize the product vision.
  • Demonstrate tech expertise > Demonstrate technical skills to go very deep or broad in solving classes of problems or creating broadly leveragable solutions.
  • Execute large scale projects > Subdivide the work into a monthly/quarterly sprints and compartmentalize across functions or teams and ensure everyone knows how they fit in.
  • Collaborate across teams > Work across a group (multiple teams) to deliver results and are recognized for your hiqh quality communication and coordination abilities.
  • Coach engineers > Provide oversight and direction to various engineers working across different efforts.
  • Raise the bar > Improve the team's definition of best practices and architecture with deep domain knowledge.

What You'll Do

  • Build a scalable, reliable, operable and performant data analytics platform for Uber's engineers, data scientists, products and operations teams.
  • Work alongside the pioneers of big data systems such as Hive, Yarn, Spark, Presto, Kafka, Flink to build out a highly reliable, performant, easy to use software systems for Uber's planet scale of data.
  • Become proficient of multi-tenancy, resource isolation, abuse prevention, self-serve debuggability aspects of a high performant, large scale, service while building these capabilities for Uber's engineers and operation folks.

What You'll Need

  • 12+ years experience in building large scale products, distributed systems in a high caliber environment.
  • Architecture: Identify and solve major architectural problems by going deep in your field or broad across different teams. Extend, improve, or, when needed, build solutions to address architectural gaps or technical debt.
  • Software Engineering/Programming: Create frameworks and abstractions that are reliable and reusable. advanced knowledge of at least one programming language, and are happy to learn more. Our core languages are Java, Python, and Scala.
  • Execution & Results: You are able to create meaningful solutions used by multiple teams. You engage with stakeholders across the group, understanding their needs and working through the complexity and conflicting goals. You break down complex problems and deliver impactful business or technical results.
  • A team player: You believe that you can achieve more on a team that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. You rely on others' candid feedback for continuous improvement.
  • Business acumen: You understand requirements beyond the written word. Whether you're working on an API used by other developers, an internal tool consumed by our operation teams, or a feature used by millions of customers, your attention to details leads to a delightful user experience.

About the Team

Uber is committed to delivering safer and more reliable transportation across our global markets. To accomplish this, Uber relies heavily on making data-driven decisions at every level, from forecasting rider demand during high traffic events to identifying and addressing bottlenecks in our driver-partner sign-up process. Over time, the need for more insights has resulted in over 100 petabytes of analytical data that needs to be cleaned, stored, and served with minimum latency through our multilayered Data Platform architecture.

Since the beginning of Data engineering at Uber, we have worked to develop a Big Data platform that ensures data reliability, scalability, and ease-of-use, and are now focusing on increasing our platform's speed and efficiency [Uber's Big Data Platform: 100+ Petabytes with Minute Latency].

Our data analytics platform hosts many hundreds of thousands of big datasets that span across hundreds of datawarehouses. With ~10 thousands weekly active users (Uber internal users) our platform is the bread-and-butter for engineers, data scientists, products and operations teams at Uber. Every week, more than 5 million queries are run over the platform to get critical data insights and build ML models. Data analytics team serves as the backbone for all data driven businesses at Uber. The role that this team plays, the impact that it brings to Uber, is growing every passing day.

Data teams at Uber are designed to play global roles (not building platforms for a specific country or market) and work with full autonomy. Team strikes an excellent balance between building a long term vision and accelerating the business.

Uber Engineering is a high-performance culture marked by fearlessness and smart-productivity. We're looking for a smart 5B Engineer who can work harder, faster, and smarter, while taking technical excellence to a whole new level.

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.