Software Engineer - Location Search Engine

Uber Overview

Are you excited by the idea of using bits to move atoms? Are you excited to directly impact logistics and transportation in hundreds of cities? Are you excited to help move people and things more efficiently around the world? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you might be a great fit for this team at Uber.

We are focused on solving incredibly difficult challenges for our mapping and location platform at Uber. You will be working with some of the world’s best experts, programmers, innovators, and scientists on a very user-facing product.

This Search Team is focused on building the next generation geospatial search technology for Uber. This involves all aspects of geospatial search for Uber including location autocomplete, reverse geocoding, localization, personalization and predictions. The team builds search technology powering the geospatial search features in Uber’s applications used by all Uber users worldwide. We ship every week and are always running user facing experiments.

Job Description

HERE ARE THE KINDS OF SKILLS WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • Architecture chops. You should have opinions on constructing software systems and good knowledge of the principles of fault-tolerance, reliability and durability.
  • Experience designing and deploying high performance production services with robust monitoring and logging practices.
  • Ability to build and interact with very large data processing pipelines, distributed data stores, map reduce, and distributed file systems.
  • Experience with search engine technology is prefered. Search ranking, infrastructure, indexing, and Lucene and other similar technologies a plus.
  • Bonus points if you have worked with geospatial data or built geospatial services.
  • Bonus points for machine learning chops.
  • Strong programming and algorithmic skills (we mainly use Java & Python).

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.
  • The rare opportunity to change the world such that everyone around you is using the product you built. We are moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally.
  • We value personal growth and team camaraderie. We have regular learning groups, ice cream outings, and scavenger hunts.

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 bringing Uber to every major city in the world. We need brains and passion to make it happen.

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