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Senior Software Engineer II

Company: Uber
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: September 4, 2021

Job Description:

*ABOUT THE ROLE:*   Engages with stakeholders across teams to lead the development and maintenance of backend services and solutions to support user-facing products, downstream services, or infrastructure tools and platforms used across Uber.   *ABOUT THE TEAM: *   [Uber for Businessâ??s Employee Travel](https://www.uber.com/us/en/business/solutions/rides/overview/) team builds backend features which enable hundreds of thousands of organizations to run/grow their business and millions of employees for their business travel needs. As a technical leader in this team, you’ll have the opportunity to work on and lead the flagship product for Uber for Business to help us ensure every one of the employee travel experiences is magical.   The Uber for Business team builds products, services, and experiences that give organizations the power to run and grow their business through Uber’s services. Over 100,000 businesses such as Salesforce, Goldman Sachs, Dell, Wunderman, Zillow Group, Adroll and more have enrolled into our programs. We are a tight knit group of passionate and talented engineers, designers, data scientists, product managers, and account managers. We pride ourselves on our collaborative and open culture.   *CORE COMPETENCIES:*  

* Technical Competency: Demonstrates and applies broad, in-depth knowledge to build and maintain backend services and solutions to support user-facing products, downstream services, or infrastructure tools and platforms used across Uber, which could include developing and maintaining large-scale multi-tenant services and/or customized solutions based on existing backend infrastructure; monitoring on-prem or cloud-hosted software and infrastructure operations and detecting outages/issues in network or server environments; identifying, analyzing, and resolving system availability, reliability, and performance issues. Serves as a technical resource and expert across teams on industry standards and best practices to solve complex problems. Improves and leads the adoption of Uber technical and industry standards across teams.  

* Coding: Writes high-quality code (i.e., reliable, readable, efficient, testable), provides quality code reviews, and creates comprehensive tests and quality documentation to solve strategically important problems. This includes knowledge of data structures, algorithms, programming and associated programming languages and frameworks, and major phases/activities of the software research and development life cycle (e.g., requirements, design, build, experiment, test, debug, deploy, monitor). Directs and executes the resolution of complex technical problems across teams according to standards and best practices.  

* Design & Architecture: Leads cross-team efforts to learn requirements and consolidate and translate vaguely defined business or technical problems into executable and extensible designs. Anticipates business needs and develops designs that meet current needs and can be extended for future needs. Identifies and solves architectural gaps and reduces technical debt across teams.  

* Efficiency & Being a Force Multiplier: Creates and promotes efficiency and speed across teams by leveraging and improving existing solutions, developing extensible solutions, and reconciling gaps and redundancy across teams. Identifies opportunities and advocates for better performance and efficiency of software, systems, processes across teams.  

* Operational Execution: Leads long-term technical projects and solutions with drive and appropriate sense of urgency to deliver technical and business impact across teams. Plans, organizes, and manages tasks, resources, and timelines across teams to accomplish work accurately and on time. Defines and diagnoses significant problems and determines an appropriate solution, recommendation, or decision while logically evaluating alternatives and factors (e.g., resources, costs, tradeoffs). Anticipates risks and develops mitigation strategies, assigning ownership of components of solutions to other engineers or groups of engineers.  

* Collaboration: Encourages and promotes ideas/opinions of others from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Identifies, builds, and leverages strategic, collaborative, and trusting relationships across teams. Recognizes conflict or disputes among people and situations; holds self and others accountable for actively seeking out, sharing and incorporating diverse points of view to align teams on shared goals.  

* Citizenship: Enhances the effective functioning of Uber by participating in and promoting activities and efforts that contribute to the engineering and/or people culture across teams such as proactively mentoring and teaching junior engineers. Represents multiple teams to the broader community through participation in internally- and/or externally-focused engagements (e.g., tech talks, open source, conferences, team building).

*MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:*  

* PhD or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or related field *AND* 2-years full-time Software Engineering work experience *OR *5-years full-time Software Engineering work experience, *WHICH INCLUDES *3-years total technical software engineering experience in one or more of the following areas:  

* Programming language (e.g. C, C++, Java, Python, or Go)  

* Note the 3-years total of specialized software engineering experience may have been gained through education and full-time work experience, additional training, coursework, research, or similar (OR some combination of these).  The years of specialized experience are not necessarily in addition to the years of Education & full-time work experience indicated.  *Preferred Qualifications* * Demonstrated experience shipping high-quality product features on schedule * Command of a frontend stack (Javascript/HTML/CSS). Frameworks like React/Flux/Redux or Angular.js are a plus. * Knowledge of a backend stack, including technologies like Golang, Java, Node.js, and how they interface with Redis, Kafka, or similar   *TECHNICAL SKILLS:*   Required:

* Distributed systems   Preferred:

* Product engineering * Scalability engineering  

Keywords: Uber, Sunnyvale , Senior Software Engineer II, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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