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Senior Software Developer - Uber Freight

in Boulder, Colorado

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.

What the Candidate Will Need / Bonus Points


  • 5+ 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)


  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience building large scale distributed systems
  • Experience with shipping high-quality product features on schedule. Proficient with time and effort estimations.
  • Demonstrated experience easily speaking to the operational aspects of monitoring, alerting, and structuring code for production-level debugging and optimization.
  • Knowledge of the logistics and freight industry a major plus

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 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 optimize 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.


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.

Customer Management

The Customer Management team is responsible for foundational pieces of the Freight system including facilities, customer profiles, and automated appointment scheduling. These pieces serve as key building blocks for automation which can help our efficiency, costs, and business insights. The team includes front end and back end engineers building full stack applications primarily with Go, React, node.js, and MySQL.