Backend Engineer - Map Services

Uber Overview

Are you excited by the idea of using bits to move atoms? Are you excited to directly impact logistics and transportation in hundreds of cities? Are you excited to help move people and things more efficiently around the world? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you might be a great fit for this team at Uber!

We are focused on building a robust mapping and logistics infrastructure that can scale to our explosive growth and tackle the international challenges we face. We are working on services that cover areas like routing, navigation, dynamic pricing, supply positioning, location search, and real time traffic patterns. We are also building the data pipelines that power these services by extracting signals from vast amounts of sensor data. You will have the power to affect traffic in major cities.

We are looking for an engineer who is excited to make an impact and has the skills to match. If you join our team, you will be working on some of the most interesting and challenging problems with a world class team that values growth and camaraderie.

Job Description

Here are the kinds of skills we’re looking for:

  • Architecture chops. You should have opinions on constructing software systems and good knowledge of the principles of fault-tolerance, reliability and durability.
  • Experience designing and deploying high performance production services with robust monitoring and logging practices.
  • Capacity for courageously evaluating tradeoffs between correctness, robustness, performance, space, and time.
  • Ability to build and interact with very large data processing pipelines, distributed data stores, and distributed file systems.
  • Bonus points if you have built geospatial services and datasets before, such as maps data, routing algorithms, traffic patterns, etc.
  • Strong programming and algorithmic skills (we mainly use Java & Python).

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 world such that everyone around you is using the product you built. We’re not just another social web app, we’re moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally.
  • Sharp, motivated co-workers in a fun office environment.


  • 401(k) plan, gym reimbursement, nine paid company holidays.
  • Full medical/dental/vision package to fit your needs.
  • Unlimited vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it.

We’re bringing Uber to every major city in the world. We need brains and passion to make it happen and to make it happen in style.


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