Solution Architecture & Engineering Lead - uMetal

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About us

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.

Job Description

About us

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.

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.

About the team

The uMetal team provides the on-demand metal service to keep Uber's innovation running. uMetal builds the base layer of compute resources for developers, riders, drivers, and self-driving cars rely on every day. Supporting billions of rides and fast-forwarding to the future of self-driving cars, Uber's data center team has some of the most interesting challenges around.

Uber is growing rapidly. We are excited to build a hardware design engineering team from the ground up. We are looking for an innovative industry expert for the Solution Architecture & Engineering Lead position. This position will be responsible to technically leading the architecture and design of the overall rack system which includes the rack, power delivery, network systems, compute systems, storage systems, management software, and machine learning systems. Our Uber rack system must be designed to be ground breaking, highly efficient, reliable, easy to maintain, and TCO effective. This position is for a full time position located in our Palo Alto office.

What you'll do:

  • Define the overall rack system architecture and definition which includes the rack, power delivery, network systems, compute systems, storage systems, machine learning systems, and management software to drive rack level control.
  • Drive the overall rack standards definition
  • Collaborate with software teams to define the hardware performance requirements needed to best support the software needs
  • Optimize the rack system by making tradeoffs between all the systems which reside in the rack to optimize for power, performance, thermals, TCO, and weight
  • Drive cross-functional teams on these critical and high profile rack system projects
  • Ensure deep understanding of critical performance requirements, ROI, TCO, limits of technology per design generation, industry adoption rate of new technology, and technology roadmaps
  • Perform due diligence to onboard the right ODM vendors to oversee the development and execution of these products
  • Review the BOM to drive down cost, increase reliability, and ensure availability
  • Review electrical and system validation plans at the rack system level to ensure proper testing of the function of the new rack hardware.
  • Work with data center partners to debug issues, define rack system requirements, and solicit feedback for next generation hardware to optimize for the hyper scale requirements
  • Work with data center partners to provide support documentation, application notes, errata list and field application notes
  • Participate in data center road shows, plug-fest, and other industry standards outreach activities to support the new rack system hardware

What you'll need:

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years of experience working leading network/server/storage/rack system design with successful releases to production
  • Experience validation and debug of the network/server/storage/rack system design to ensure proper form/fit/functionality of the board with all of it;s interfaces.
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills, and technical troubleshooting
  • Ability to thrive in a cross-functional team on high profile, critical projects
  • Experience with technically leading or managing a team of engineers
  • Possess a good business understanding of the hardware industry and services technology business

Bonus points if:

  • Master's degree in electrical engineering
  • Experience with working closely with application software engineering
  • Experience with Datacenter Hardware Open Source Standards like OCP, Open19, etc.
  • Experience handling data center deployments and issues
  • Experience resolving hardware system production yield and test issues

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. We don't 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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