Sr. Staff Engineer - Maps


April 15, 2021

About the role:
Whenever you see a map, get an ETA, see the route a driver or courier is taking, or get picked up at the right location in an Uber product, it is being powered by the Maps Engineering team. We have staff engineering roles in both our Search and our Geospatial teams. As a part of our team, you will work on the systems that are at the core of the services Uber provides. Your work will directly impact the millions of people who rely on Uber each and every day helping them find the places they want to go and ensuring they are picked up and dropped off safely and efficiently.
A Senior Staff-level Engineering role at Uber is special. Engineers at this level represent the top 2% of Engineers at Uber and will have a deep impact across a wide variety of business and technology decisions spanning multiple projects and at times, locations. We are looking for an experienced technologist who can architect, implement, and scale our search infrastructure to drive Uber's strategy across multiple business lines.
We are looking for someone with a passion for architecting, building and scaling highly-available, high-demand geographic search systems that support millions of users every day.
This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced engineer who has a balanced sense of curiosity, and acts with a responsibility to join Uber, work with hardworking people across the board and help improve our next generation search and mapping systems, scaling them to the next level.
  • Build vision - Take ownership of a vaguely defined business problem, see the big picture, and identify strategically important problems, inefficiencies, or opportunities for significant improvements. Drive alignment on how to tackle and deliver highly leverage-able solutions at the group and organization levels.
  • Demonstrate tech expertise to go very deep or broad in solving classes of problems or creating broadly leverage-able solutions.
  • Execute large scale projects - Provide technical leadership in architecting and building mission-critical distributed systems. Collaborate across teams to deliver a result, from hardworking team members within your group, through smart technologists across product lines, to responsible leaders across Uber.
  • Be a role model on acting with good judgment and responsibility. Deal with a difference in opinions in a mature and fair way, helping teams to commit and move forward
  • Raise the bar on sustainable engineering by improving standard methodologies, producing best-in-class code, documentation, testing, and monitoring.

Basic Qualifications:
  • 8+ years relevant engineering experience.
  • Experience with Go, Java, or C++ (bonus points for more than one).

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Past experience in successfully designing and building large-scale distributed systems with reliability and availability in mind. If your architecture can't scale to 100x at 99.99% availability, it won't work for Uber.
  • Extensive ML experience with a focus search and deep learning techniques.
  • Consistent track record of results as a Senior Staff Engineer level or above at a best-in-class technology company.
  • Prior experience with integration/implementation of software stacks on top of AWS and/or GCP is a plus.
  • Excellent Go/Java development.
  • 10+ years of software development experience.
  • Product and customer-centric mentality. The platform we are building is going to be leveraged by thousands of Uber engineers across many teams.

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 the form.