Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Associate, ANZ
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 500 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 women and men 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.
About Public Policy at Uber
The reforms needed are relatively simple: the right for one citizen to drive another citizen across town so long as certain important consumer protections requirements are met. The idea is not all that radical. But in many cities outdated regulations are holding back progress—and in places where reform has been possible, entrenched interests often try to turn the clock back.
Our public policy team is responsible for working with policy makers and third parties to make the positive case for change. That's partly about building lasting relationships in the cities where we operate with politicians and their staff so they understand the benefits of this new model. It also about figuring out the best local regulatory framework and then developing campaigns to push reform through.
About this Role
We are looking for someone to play a key role in our Government Relations & Public Policy team focusing on regulatory affairs, research and engagement with regulators. This role will involve:
- Design regulatory and legislative proposals in support of Uber's engagement strategies and creating a favourable regulatory environment for ridesharing.
- Analyse existing and proposed laws and regulations for impact on Uber and our transportation partners.
- Engage with regulators and policymakers, their staffs and third parties to educate them about Uber's business model and vision.
- Develop and support public policy projects including develop strategies to further streamline regulations, explore new market opportunities and develop written submissions to enhance Uber's position in the ANZ region.
What We're Looking For
To succeed you'll need to be:
- A self starter: Uber is a company of entrepreneurs and we want to work with people who enjoy building things from the bottom up. Stuff changes fast in our world so you'll need to be highly adaptable as well as calm under pressure.
- A great advocate: We're looking to create new regulatory frameworks that encourage innovation and alternatives to individual car ownership. You'll need the intellectual fire power to grasp complex policy issues as well as the ability to articulate clearly and simply how apps like Uber can help improve transportation for everyone—both orally and in writing.
- A strong campaigner: Smartphone apps are disruptive, and the interests being disrupted are deeply entrenched. So you'll need to put together proactive campaigns involving passengers, drivers and third parties that demonstrate there's a better alternative to today's outdated status quo. That means having a bias for action in everything you do—and a willingness to engage in debates, that can often become heated.
- A team player: Success at Uber depends on the ability to organize different teams (internally and externally) around shared goals. It's why we're looking for well organized people who enjoy working with others to get stuff done—and who can deal with the ambiguity that sometimes comes from working cross-functionally.
- Hustle: We move fast. We're looking for someone who is independent and adaptable. The right candidate makes friends fast, figures out their opposition faster, and is comfortable in uncomfortable situations.
- Attitude: We work really hard and we're having a blast doing it. This team believes that what we're doing will change the world for the better – and we want motivated, highly-communicative teammates to help us with that goal.
Ideally you would have 3 - 6 years of experience in government, legal and/or policy, ideally with a legal or regulatory background. We are open to people who have experience in another walk of life, who intuitively get this stuff and may be looking for a career change. Fluency in English both oral and written, is essential.
- 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.
- Ground floor opportunity with the team; shape the strategic direction of the company.
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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