Director, Engineering - Delivery Catalog



Aarhus, Denmark
Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2023

Director, Engineering - Delivery Catalog

in Aarhus, Denmark

About the Team

Grocery & New Verticals is one of the largest growth bets for Uber, bringing on-demand grocery delivery to customers of Uber Eats around the world. The Catalog team, within the broader Delivery Engineering group is focused on building the tech to onboard products, merchants, inventory, brands, and promotions using highly scalable distributed systems.

About the Role

The Delivery team is looking for a Director of Engineering to lead its global Catalog team of 90+ engineers across the U.S., Denmark, and Latam, with the core platform team in Aarhus, Denmark. Aarhus is a mature, high-performing tech site for Uber with 100+ engineers and the incoming Director will be responsible for further growing the team and culture there. The Catalog team is responsible for ingesting, enriching, understanding, indexing and serving all the data for the 1 billion+ products Uber Eats sells globally. Our Product Catalog is a major investment for scaling Uber’s delivery systems which were built for delivering food from restaurants to deliver anything from anywhere.

What You’ll Do

  • Build and grow the team. You attract top talents to the shared vision of the team, create and refine the team structure to scale. At the same time, you mentor and coach individual contributors to grow both technically and managerially

  • Lead the teams that will be responsible for a number of charters within the Delivery mission, including Retailer Integrations, Catalog Ingestion, Catalog Performance, Catalog Curation, Catalog Experience, Catalog Platform, Feed Platform, and Catalog Serving.

  • Be a thought leader in building the long term vision and tech for Grocery & Retail at Uber

  • Collaborate with and influence other teams. You Partner effectively with Data Science, Product, and Ops to drive and shape the technical direction, both in terms of systems and modeling frameworks

  • Strategize and influence the product vision and roadmap in collaboration with the product and business team

  • Have an excellent executive presence to communicate the team's vision/plan effectively and represent the engineering organization and POV in the overall Delivery area

  • Translate the strategic roadmap into a practical execution plan with quarterly OKR's

  • Set up processes to handle ad hoc support requests from customers, sales, and make sure the general execution cycle is not disturbed

  • Develop an operational model to achieve operational excellence for Product metrics and Engineering metrics

Basic Qualifications

  • BS/BE degree in Computer Science or related field

  • A minimum of 10 years proven experience building software

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience building and leading a software engineering team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree

  • Experience developing, launching, and scaling products

  • Experience working on optimization and distributed systems for consumer-facing products

  • Experience working cross-functionally with Product Management, Data Science, and Business stakeholders

  • Optimistic and charismatic. The candidate should be comfortable with and willing to collaborate with both individual contributor engineers and product managers across the company