Frontend Engineer - Uber Freight

Uber Overview

About Uber

We're changing the way people think about transportation. Not that long ago we were just an app to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas. Now we're a part of the logistical fabric of more than 600 cities around the world. Whether it's a ride, a sandwich, or a package, we use technology to give people what they want, when they want it.

For the people who drive with Uber, our app represents a flexible new way to earn money. For cities, we help strengthen local economies, improve access to transportation, and make streets safer.

And that's just what we're doing today. We're thinking about the future, too. With teams working on autonomous trucking and self-driving cars, we're in for the long haul. We're reimagining how people and things move from one place to the next.

Job Description

About the Role

We're looking for experienced, passionate frontend developers to work on our team. Specifically, we organize our efforts into four cross-functional teams focused on the app experience, the operations experience, tools for shippers and finally marketplace dynamics.

What You'll Do / What You'll Need / Bonus Points / About the Team

What You'll Do

Carrier Experience

The Carrier Experience team is a cross-functional team where Backend, Android and iOS engineers work together with design to build products we feel will provide better opportunities for truck drivers to maximize their revenue and flexibility. Our flagship product is a mobile application (available on iOS and Android) that helps Uber Freight's primary goal of automating the freight industry by giving drivers the ability to book their own loads and control their own schedules. We are a #driverobsessed team, and care deeply about our users and continually look for opportunities to improve their lives.

Operations Experience

The Operations Experience group aims to make every Uber Freight operations person a superhero. This means building fast, informative tools to speed up the workflows around creating, selling, and booking freight; it means becoming automation obsessed to maintain a lean, quality-obsessed organization even as we scale dramatically; it means building predictive models and alerting mechanisms so we can address loads at risk of operational failure before the problems ever happen.

Marketplace Dynamics

The marketplace dynamics group is all about the intersection of market signals and business strategy. Its mission is to ensure that Uber Freight has the data, processes, and tools to build and maintain a healthy marketplace. That means building intelligent pricing engine and quoting tools so that our Operations teams can bid and sell with confidence at scale; that means building data structures to track the buy-offer-sell spreads of our freight; that means building a dynamic optimally priced marketplace to ensure that our drivers are the most fairly paid in the industry.

Shipper Experience

The Shipper Experience team is building tech to scale the demand for Uber Freight's marketplace. The team is challenged with addressing diverse needs from the world's largest shippers to the smallest, and we are focused on replacing antiquated industry technology with open APIs, intelligent analytics, and reliable supply chain management and transparency.

Come help us shape the future of one of the largest industries in the world.

As a frontend engineer on the Uber Freight team, you will write client-side code for web applications used across the world to improve Uber's core logistics brokerage 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 exciting and new, delivering value to both riders and drivers across the globe. We need people who are passionate about developing impactful, high performance web applications using up-to-date technologies and patterns.

What You'll Need

  • BS/MS/Phd in Computer Science or related field
  • Consistent 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 create products that are accessible to users with disabilities, a plus

About the Team

Trucks move everything you buy, why shouldn't booking a truck be as seamless as booking an Uber?

Uber Freight connects shippers with carriers / truck drivers, much like the way the Uber connects riders and drivers. The Uber Freight team believes that empowering truck drivers will bring more open, efficient, and increasingly safer transportation to our roads. We are a team of sharp, entrepreneurial individuals who are redefining the movement of goods around the world. We are currently looking for candidates to join our growing team who share our enthusiasm for tackling today's toughest challenges in transportation.

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