Frontend Engineer (Rider Team)

Uber Overview

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 straightforward and simple.

Specifically, we organize our efforts into three multi-functional teams focused on 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 building 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 build predictive systems that increase the efficiency and simplicity of the overall experience.

UberPOOL

The UberPOOL goal is 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 realtime 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 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 opportunities to help riders share Uber with their social, family and work networks. We also build 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.

Job Description

As a frontend engineer on the Rider Engineering team, you will write client-side code for web applications used across the world to improve Uber’s core experience. At Uber, our teams operate our business through amazing web experiences built specifically to deliver value to customers, whether on the supply or demand side of our market. Working with backend and mobile engineers, you will create and maintain impactful tools critical to keeping Uber on the cutting edge of delivering value to both riders and drivers across the globe. We need people who are passionate about building impactful, high performance web applications using up-to-date technologies and patterns.

BS/MS/Phd in Computer Science or related field

Consistent track record of shipping high-quality features

Expertise in Javascript, HTML, CSS, and experience with libraries like SASS, LESS

Knowledge of Javascript frameworks like React, Angular, Backbone

Experience with Node.js, Grunt, Gulp, or other server-side Javascript technologies and tools

Familiarity with principles of good user experience

Knowledge of the principles of accessibility and ability to build 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.

Perks

Employees are given Uber credits every month.

Ground floor opportunity with the team; shape the strategic direction of the company.

Recurring happy hours and team events.

Sharp, motivated co-workers in a fun office environment.

BENEFITS (U.S.)

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 making transportation as reliable as running water for everyone, everywhere. We need your brains and passion to make that vision a reality!


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