Build Engineer, Self-Driving

Uber Overview

At ATG, we are ambitious, engaged and excited about transforming the way the world moves. With locations in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Toronto, the Advanced Technologies Group is comprised of Uber's self-driving engineering team dedicated to self-driving technologies, mapping, and vehicle safety. Our teams are passionate about developing long-term technologies that advance Uber's mission of bringing safe, reliable transportation to everyone, everywhere.

Our work doesn't end with transporting people. We are also developing self-driving truck technology to move goods more safely and cost effectively around the world. We are working to make the process of moving people and goods safer and more efficient.

Job Description

As a Build Engineer, you'll be at the core of the software development process driving adoption and implementation of best practices throughout the organization. The role requires collaboration with many different groups, and is central to our mission to deliver quality cutting-edge software, deploying to embedded, desktop and mobile platforms. Build and release engineering enables and materializes the work of all the other engineering disciplines, and thus you'll have the opportunity to make a significant impact across the organization. The experience you will gain will be unique and unmatched.

What you'll need

  • Core Skills. You are a capable build engineer, with prior experience delivering large software systems. Our software teams develop in C++ and Python for deployment into embedded, desktop, mobile and HPC cluster environments, and do their work on Linux, OS X, and Windows. You have strong Unix systems knowledge, have experience with CMake, as well as familiarity with other build and continuous integration systems used in large software projects. Previous experience with cross-development is a plus.
  • Commitment to Quality. You're the kind of engineer who knows and embraces industry best practices. You are excited to apply that knowledge to enable great things for the team as a whole. You are adaptable, but devoted to finding and implementing the best solutions to the complex technical problems of efficiently building and releasing software. You should aspire to continuous improvement, applying the best techniques you know today, and striving to stay abreast of new and better techniques to apply tomorrow.
  • Action. You think a working proof-of-concept is the best way to make a point. You thrive on the belief that quality doesn't have to be compromised to achieve speed - you can have both at the same time.
  • Versatility. You should be able to dive into a large variety of systems including databases, network file systems, web applications, mobile apps, HPC clusters, and other distributed systems. In addition to a having a deep and diverse toolbox, you should have a strong intuition for 'knowing what you don't know' and an ability to learn quickly.
  • Rigor. You should approach your work with discipline and a passion for displacing chaos with order. Build and release engineers curate and deliver the work of many others, and serve as the conduit for that work to be applied out in the world. You understand that a build process isn't useful until it's measurable and repeatable, and you pride yourself on creating robust, documented solutions.
  • A team player. You believe that you can achieve more on a team — that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. You rely on candid feedback from your peers to drive continuous improvement.



  • 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, ten paid company holidays.
  • Full medical/dental/vision package to fit your needs.
  • Unlimited vacation policy; work hard and 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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