Software Engineer - Backend (Aarhus, Denmark)

Uber Overview

Uber’s Core Infrastructure team is seeking experienced software engineers to help build the future of urban transportation. Sounds interesting? Read on.

We are responsible for the infrastructure software that makes Uber’s datacenters around the world extremely reliable and scalable. We’ve built the foundation of a highly cohesive, loosely coupled service-oriented architecture that is going to propel us into the next 100x growth levels – which will come pretty soon, considering that we’re doubling in size every six months.

We are partitioning data processing pipelines across multiple hot datacenters and rethinking queueing systems that now handle hundreds of millions of jobs. Peak load is still a bit stressful for us, but we’re hard at work building the next generation platform that will scale with grace and can be operated with ease.

The Core Infrastructure team is building systems for consumption by all the other engineering teams at Uber. We’re setting best practices and helping other teams architect better solutions, and we’re not afraid to get our hands dirty.

WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

Strong coding abilities. You have advanced knowledge of at least one programming language, and are happy to learn more. Our core languages are Python, Go and Java.

Fast learner. We’re looking for software engineers who quickly pick up new technologies or new APIs. You keep yourself up-to-date with the latest technological trends. You’re constantly on the lookout for opportunities to try out new things.

Scalability. A person who understands computers and what happens when a lot of them get together in a room. We’re building cross-datacenter, multi-master systems. We need engineers who think about monitoring, fault-tolerance, durability, and scalability.

Monitoring. Experience with code optimization, run-time analysis and systems architecture. We measure and analyze pretty much everything.

Architecture. Knowledge of data structures and an eye for architecture. You can discuss the tradeoff between architectural choices, both on a theoretical level and on an applied level.

Passion. You feel ownership over everything you ship. You’d never call code “released” until you’re confident it’s correct. You pride yourself on efficient monitoring, strong documentation, and proper test coverage.

PERKS:

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

Competitive compensation.

Monthly gym reimbursement.

Breakfast and lunch onsite.

Modern downtown office.

The rare opportunity to change the world such that everyone around you is using the product you built. We’re not just another social web app, we’re moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally.

Job Description

Some examples of work done by the Aarhus Engineering office:

https://eng.uber.com/mezzanine-migration/

https://eng.uber.com/schemaless-part-one/

https://eng.uber.com/schemaless-part-two/

https://eng.uber.com/schemaless-part-three/

https://eng.uber.com/micro-deploy/

https://eng.uber.com/trip-data-squeeze/

Be sure to check out the Uber Engineering Blog to learn more about the team.


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