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Senior Software Engineer II - Backend - Uber Freight (Oct 2020 Batch)

Freight, Engineering
Boulder, Colorado |
Chicago, Illinois |
San Francisco, California

About the Role

As a Backend Software Engineer on Freight, you will create a scalable architecture and implement algorithms in our applications that power our independent drivers, shippers, sales and operations teams to transport freight across the world. You will be developing scalable backend micro-services and partner with Product Managers & Data Scientists to bring Algorithmic solutions to our users. 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 Compute, Platform and Machine Learning teams.

Basic Qualifications

  • 7+ years of hands on software engineering experience with thoughtfulness of scale, latency and distributed, domain-based architectures
  • Experience with one or more of the programming languages (Go, C++, Java, Python, etc) and relational and/or object data stores (MySQL, Cassandra, Redis, etc)
  • Demonstrated examples of project leadership roles, delivering production-level features from inception, and promoting a high-quality culture amongst the team
  • Demonstrated experience easily speaking to the operational aspects of monitoring, alerting, and structuring code for production-level debugging and optimization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS/Phd degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent practical experience
  • Industry experience working on distributed systems: developing reliable, high performance, highly scalable and low latency software
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the principles of fault-tolerance, reliability and durability.
  • Must be able to multi-task, lead many projects simultaneously
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to collaborate and influence across multiple levels of an organization
  • Knowledge of the logistics and freight industry a plus

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 through software and technology.

About the Engineering teams

Freight Engineering is tasked with creating the algorithms, systems, applications that power our independent drivers, sales/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 ML 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.

Carrier Experience
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, how to make life easier during the trip, and optiimze the carrier's profit across the loads they haul with Uber Freight. Carrier Experience is a cross-functional team comprised of Backend, Android, iOS, and Web engineers.

Expansion
The Expansion team is responsible for building products that bring Uber Freight into new service offerings and geographies. The team is made up of cross-platform engineers (web, backend, mobile, data) that leverage existing application functionality, while enhancing architectural modularity, to scalably adapt our systems for new ventures.

Load Logistics
The Load Logistics group aims at building features that make a load's journey seamless and touch-free. We evaluate the risk of operational failure before the problems ever happen, and bring this awareness to our operational teams. The team's mission is to build a source of truth platform to inform both internal and external customers about the location, status, and health of a load.

Marketplace Dynamics
The Marketplace Dynamics team is responsible for building products, algorithms and services that drive pricing efficiencies within our network. The Marketplace Dynamics group works at the intersection of data science & engineering, and develops the decision-making systems to create a healthy central exchange. Alongside our Shipper and Carrier teams, this group optimizes the pricing, matching, and recommendation capabilities across our applications.

Shipper Experience
The Shipper Experience team focuses on the needs of our Shippers, both Enterprise and SMB. We are focused on replacing antiquated industry technology with open APIs, intelligent analytics, self-service tooling, and reliable supply chain management. Our Shipper Teams work alongside our Solutions Engineers to architect scalable methods to integrate with our customers' data and systems.

About Uber

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.

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.

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