Software Engineer - Infrastructure

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About Uber

Uber is a technology company that is changing the way the world thinks about transportation. We are building technology people use everyday. Whether it's heading home from work, getting a meal delivered from a favorite restaurant, or a way to earn extra income, Uber is becoming part of the fabric of daily life.

We're making cities safer, smarter, and more connected. And we're doing it at a global scale-energizing local economies and bringing opportunity to millions of people around the world.

Uber's positive impact is tangible in the communities we operate in, and that drives us to keep moving forward.

Job Description

Uber's Core Infrastructure team is seeking experienced software engineers to help create the future of urban transportation. Sound interesting? Read on.

Our job is to keep the engine running. We've built the foundation of a highly cohesive, loosely coupled service-oriented architecture that's going to propel us into the next 10x-100x growth levels - which will come pretty soon, considering that we're doubling in size every six months. What's next is to build new services on top of this groundwork and transition existing platforms to it. We're eradicating old and vanilla ways of thinking, splitting data processing pipelines up to work in multiple hot datacenters and rethinking queueing systems that now handle hundreds of millions of jobs. Peak load is still a challenging time for us, but we're hard at work developing the next generation platform that will scale with grace.

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 into the nitty gritty. We might write a data store from scratch, tack a new logical solution on top of an existing one, split up a monolithic codebase or just optimize some SQL queries - we're going to go in where we're needed most and ensure that Uber is reliable, durable and scalable.

What you'll need

Folks who understand computers and what happens when a lot of them get together in a room.We're developing cross-datacenter, multi-master systems. We need engineers who think about monitoring, fault-tolerance, durability and scalability.Experience with code optimization and run-time analysis. Do you dream of strace output? Please join us.Knowledge of data structures and an eye for architecture. Do you know where to use a red-black tree and where to use a hashtable? Let's talk.Beyond being able to use a database, do you know how they work? Do you care? We do.Our core language is Python. Familiarity is preferred but not a necessity as long as learning Python is interesting.

We're bringing Uber to every major city in the world. We need your skills and passion to help make it happen!

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



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, nine paid company holidays.Full medical/dental/vision package to fit your needs.Unlimited vacation policy; 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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