UI Software Engineer - SRE Observability

Uber Overview

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

Our systems are active across multiple physical data centers in the US, China and multiple cloud providers. We tackle the many challenges that come with Uber's massive scale.

You will be part of a team of engineers with a healthy mix of systems and software engineering skills, executing in a fast paced environment. If you love working on software products that touch the physical world and want some serious experience under exponential growth conditions, you should definitely join our awesome SRE team.

As a member of Observability SRE, you'll be responsible to building and maintaining our on-call tooling and infrastructure monitoring systems. Infrastructure automation, inventory management, change management, ensuring 99.99% uptime, high availability, capacity and scalability - this what we do every day at large scale.

Job Description

SRE Activities:

  • Automation. SREs are obsessed with automation tooling
  • System Architecture, including upstream and downstream dependencies
  • Resiliency strategy, such as Load and Failure testing.
  • Capacity Planning, Turn-ups and Turn-downs.
  • Performance, Efficiency & Scaling, including Availability and Latency
  • Instrumentation, Monitoring, Alerting & Reporting on key metrics and SLAs
  • Incident Response (improving the on-call experience, tools, and procedures) and Postmortem followup to honor the SLA
  • Operational Readiness, such as Runbooks and other Documentation, Escalation Paths, and Incident Response Training exercises.

What you'll need

  • Experience. You've built side projects or professionally utilized the latest stacks and JavaScript libraries such as Node.js, React, Angular and Backbone. You can make magic with CSS. You are excited by the amazing pace that the web continues to evolve. You seek new methods and tools to make great websites faster and more beautiful.
  • Fast learners. We're looking for software engineers who thrive on learning new technologies and don't believe in one-size-fits-all solutions. You should be able to adapt easily to meet the needs of our massive growth and rapidly evolving business environment.
  • Versatility. In addition to having an intimate knowledge of the frontend layer, you can dip down into the stack when needed.
  • Deep architecture skills. You know how to create performant client-side experiences with code bases that scale for a large number of developers. You stay up-to-date with the latest trends.
  • Passion. You feel ownership over everything you ship. You'd never call code "released" until you're satisfied it's correct. You pride yourself on efficient monitoring, thorough documentation, and proper test coverage.

Be sure to check out the Uber Engineering Blog to learn more about the team.What You'll Do / What You'll Need / Bonus Points / About the Team

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

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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