Work that moves you
The Uber Associate Product Managers program offers new grads the opportunity to build world-class products for people to use globally every day. All APMs will:
- Learn from industry and product leaders
- Work cross-functionally to ship products end to end
- Form lifelong bonds with the APM community
Join a driven product community cultivating the next generation of world-class technology leaders.
Applications to open July 2021.
An experience like no other
Uber embraces a learn-by-doing philosophy. APMs start shipping high-impact products the moment they join Uber. Additionally, three 6-month rotations allow APMs to get a breadth of skills across different parts of the business.
Uber is a global technology company—every feature we ship has to work in the 10,000+ cities where Uber is available. APMs take a research trip to 4 cities around the world, to build empathy for market-specific needs.
APMs are given the tools to succeed professionally and are mentored by senior product leaders in project-specific work and career direction. APMs collaborate continually and form friendships for life.
The APM journey
Congratulations, you’ve arrived at Uber! Your first 2 weeks will be an immersive boot camp experience, designed to get you ramped up on everything Uber. Learn about all areas of the business, develop product fundamentals, exercise customer empathy, and embrace learn-by-doing via a Hackathon.
After boot camp, you’re a mini-expert on Uber ready to tackle your first rotation. You get matched, then you're up and running on a team. First-rotation APMs work on a team with a senior PM who provides active coaching and mentorship. With each subsequent rotation, you learn to take on more responsibility across various organizations that you choose.
With one rotation under your belt, you join your class on a world tour to 4 of Uber’s most operationally challenging and unique cities. The trip gives your class the chance to develop empathy for market needs around the world and use this global product perspective to help inform product priorities back at HQ.
Uber APMs are a multigenerational community that not only work together but also grow together as friends. Each APM has a unique experience that everyone in the community learns from.
Hear more about APM experiences from them:
Elie Climan, APM’20
Interests: DJing, Biking, Docuseries
Rotation 1: I spent my first 6 months at Uber working on Subscriptions (Eats Pass & Uber Pass). Our team was in charge of the platform that powers those subscriptions as well as the Uber Pass user experience. Our focus was on leveraging the power of the platform to bring discounts to users. Fun fact - Subscriptions were mentioned multiple times during earnings calls and interviews during my time on the team!
Rotation 2: For my second rotation, I wanted to be closer to what makes Uber, Uber. So I joined the Driver Pricing & Incentives team which is the team that finds ways to incentivize drivers to get on the road during peak times and to drive more frequently. I learnt about the complexities of driver supply, the needs of our driver partners and how to create experiences that make earning more simple.
Hemangini Raina, APM ’19
Program favorites: There are so many opportunities to learn, whether it's through boot camp, biweekly fireside chats with leaders in the field, your mentors, or your fellow APMs!
Favorite memory: Courier deliveries in London! During the annual APM trip, we had the opportunity to deliver food through Uber Eats, and it was a fantastic learning experience to use the platform in a new city to deliver food—relying on the navigation, pickup experience and dropoff to the eater, along with getting hilariously lost in the depths of London!
Melody Kuo, APM '17
Interests: reading, podcasts, cities
Rotation 1: I did my first rotation on Driver Preferences, experimenting with new ways to give drivers more control over where and when they drive.
Rotation 2: I then moved to Driver Fares, where I introduced new pricing mechanisms to ensure drivers have fair and stable earnings.
Rotation 3: I did my last rotation on Transit Agency, where I created and led new ways for Uber to partner with public transit agencies. I loved that I had the opportunity to meet agencies across the country and talk about how Uber could transform cities for the better.
Now: For the past year, I’ve been leading Uber Commute, a new zero-to-one growth bet to create less congested cities.
Miraj Rahematpura, APM ’16
Program favorites: Getting to work alongside other current and former APMs in my day-to-day job.
Favorite memory: APM trip! Traveling the world to see Uber offices in Jakarta, Moscow, New York, and Bogotá—understanding the challenges of Uber in each market and how product teams can help.
Post-APM life: After graduating from the APM program, I've had the opportunity to mentor and manage many recent APMs, which has been an amazing way to give back to the program and grow myself as a manager. Outside of my professional career, some of my best friends are also former Uber APMs.
Frequently asked questions
- What kind of background do I need to be an APM?
We look for recent university grads with a technical background (computer science degree or equivalent) graduating this year or within one year of graduation. Aside from that, we look for candidates with the following qualities:
- A “do-er” personality—biased toward action, and constantly pushing toward clarity and delivery
- Bold innovation coupled with principled thinking and well-honed product judgment
- Mentality of starting with the users and working backwards
- Excellent communication and partnership skills
- A true passion for Uber's mission, products, and users
- A never-ending desire to grow and learn
- What is the structure of the APM program?
You will join 3 teams over the course of 18 months (three 6-month rotations) across all of Uber, including but not limited to Rider, Driver, Uber Eats, Uber Freight, and Platforms.
- How is product management at Uber different from other companies?
Aside from the world-class product team and opportunity for impact, some of the unique things that distinguish Uber:
Intersection of technology and the physical world. Stakes are higher, and an entirely new class of problems emerges, when your technology is moving people and things on the ground in real time.
Global hybrid technology-operations nature. Uber is, at heart, both a powerful technology company and a local business, and this model has scaled to more than 10,000 cities. We build products for markets across the world.
Scope and impact. You are the true owner of your Uber APM experience. You can experience building zero -> one projects, develop revolutionary new products, manage integrations, and iterate on existing core products touching millions of lives every day.
Exposure to a wide array of products and constantly evolving technology spaces. Uber went from zero to 5 billion trips in 7 years, and 5 billion to 10 billion trips in one year. We have groups working on everything from new modalities to trucking. There is something for everyone here.
- What types of teams will I get to work on?
APMs work on teams across all areas of the business. APMs get full autonomy in choosing areas they are interested in. Some of the projects that APMs have driven:
- Launching and growing out Uber for Business
- Building out the Uber Eats marketplace and pricing ecosystem
- Rolling out and creating a seamless rider experience with Express Pool
- Creating a real-time face verification platform to prevent account hacking
- Developing and launching upfront pricing
- Launching suggested pickup locations
- What do APMs do after the program?
Once APMs graduate from the program, they go on to become product managers at Uber and continue to create extraordinary impact.
- What is the interview process like?
Our interview process consists of a resume review, a take-home product exercise, and several interviews with members of the Uber team across Product, Engineering, and Design.
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