Software Engineer, Vertica Site Reliability Engineering

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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 has become an integral part of people's lives and it is critical that the systems that fuel the platform are always available to everybody in the world. Uber continues to expand into new cities and its growth and popularity present interesting opportunities for managing the change in scale with the pace of innovation. We are looking for engineers that are able to apply the concepts and discipline of robust distributed systems to resolve operational challenges, while enhancing developer productivity and maintaining operational simplicity.

You will be part of a team of engineers in a constantly evolving, data oriented environment working to develop monitoring, management, tuning, and other infrastructure software around Vertica. This job is not about engineering systems for theoretical data in a lofty environment. This is business critical data, running 500,000+ queries a day to demanding business functions, from operations to experimentation to machine learning to reporting.

What you'll do

Partner with fellow engineers to architect and build mission critical systems that can stand the test of scale and availability, while limiting operational overhead.Drive efficiencies and automation in systems and processes: capacity planning, configuration management, performance tuning, monitoring and root cause analysis.Participate in an on-call rotation and contribute to needed moments of escalations.

What you'll need

Grit, self-motivation and a deep feeling of ownership.BS or MS in Computer Science or a related technical discipline. Equivalent practical experience is acceptable.Programming skills in one or more of C, C++, Java, Python or Go, and an eagerness to pick up new ones.Experience working in a Linux environment.Vertica, PostgreSQL, Hadoop, or other database experience a plus but not required.Puppet experience is a plus

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

Perks

Perks

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.

Benefits

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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