Backend Engineer (Rider Team)

Uber Overview

About Uber

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.

Job Description

Uber is inventing the future of transportation, and the Rider 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 authentic and simple.

Specifically, we organize our efforts into three cross-functional teams inspired by the Ride Experience, Rider Growth, and UberPOOL.

Ride Experience

The Ride Experience team aims to guarantee every rider an effortless trip, from conception to completion. This means developing fluid, elegant user interfaces that adapt to hyperlocal city needs; it means evolving our real-time 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 works 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 heading 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

Rider Growth's mission is to spread Uber to everyone rapidly and efficiently. Our small team of engineers is responsible for a 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 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.

As a backend engineer on the the Rider Team, you will work on core systems driving the Uber experience. This includes improving and scaling the core dispatching system to support new scenarios and developing new services that fundamentally change the Uber product. You should be passionate about creating scalable software, using intelligent algorithms and making high quality impactful changes.

What you'll need

BS/MS/Phd in Computer Science or related field requiredDemonstrated experience of shipping high-quality product features on scheduleExperience in working on large-scale distributed systemsData-driven architecture and systems design experienceFamiliarity with or interest in Node.js/Python/GoKnowledge of the principles of accessibility and ability to create products that are accessible to users with disabilities, a plusPerks


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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