Android Engineer (Rider Team)
Uber is a technology company that is changing the way the world thinks about transportation. We are building technology people use everyday. Whether it’s heading home from work, getting a meal delivered from a favorite restaurant, or a way to earn extra income, Uber is becoming part of the fabric of daily life.
We’re making cities safer, smarter, and more connected. And we’re doing it at a global scale-energizing local economies and bringing opportunity to millions of people around the world.
Uber’s positive impact is tangible in the communities we operate in, and that drives us to keep moving forward.
Uber is inventing the future of transportation, and the Rider Engineering team is at the heart of the product engineering effort. Our mission is to perfect the end-to-end experience for both riders and drivers across the globe. We enjoy the challenge of devising sophisticated new capabilities and then weaving them into experiences that feel honest and simple. Specifically, we organize our efforts into three multi-functional teams who focus on the Ride Experience, Rider Growth, and UberPOOL.
The Rider Experience team aims to guarantee every rider a seamless trip, from conception to completion. This means developing fluid, elegant user interfaces that adapt to hyperlocal city needs; it means evolving our realtime logistics system and presenting it to users in an easily comprehensible way; and it means analyzing data at scale to create predictive systems that increase the efficiency and simplicity of the overall experience.
The UberPOOL team collaborates to materially reduce the cost of transportation by filling empty seats in cars. This means constantly pushing the boundaries of the rider and driver experience to make it possible to efficiently transport multiple riders going the same way; experimenting with innovative new offerings like smart pickup areas, uberHOP, and uberCOMMUTE; simulating marketplace changes to understand their effects; and ultimately rewiring our real time dispatching systems to accommodate a stream of new use cases that benefit riders, drivers, and their cities.
Rider Growth’s mission is to spread Uber to everyone rapidly and efficiently. Our small team of engineers is responsible for a wide product surface area centered on the following themes.
Sign up and new user experience – we remove barriers to joining Uber and make the first experience for every rider easy and intuitive, from creating an account to taking a trip. Our job is to get new riders to that magical Uber experience as quickly and effortlessly as possible.
Virality – the best evangelists for Uber are its riders. We seek out opportunities to help riders share Uber with their social, family and work networks. We also create social experiences that make Uber better when more people join it.
Engagement – we keep users who’ve joined Uber engaged with the product. We do this with smart, targeted communications, incentive programs and engaging content.
What you’ll need
BS/MS/Phd in Computer Science or related fieldBackground in shipping high-quality product featuresExpertise in JavaExperience with Dependency Injection (Dagger 2)Experience with RESTful Networking: (Retrofit/OKHttp)Experience with RXJavaExperience with Unit Testing: JUnit, Roboelectric, MockitoExperience with Mobile Analytics/ReportingExperience with Mobile ExperimentsKnowledge of the principles of accessibility and ability to create products that are accessible to users with disabilities, a plus
Be sure to check out the Uber Engineering Blog to learn more about the team.
Employees are given Uber credits every month.The rare opportunity to change the way the world moves. We’re not just another social web app, we’re moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally.Smart, engaged co-workers.
401(k) plan, gym reimbursement, nine paid company holidays.Full medical/dental/vision package to fit your needs.Unlimited vacation policy; take time when you need it.
Uber is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to apply. Uber does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.
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