Staff Software Engineer, Backend - Enterprise Identity



Software Engineering
São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Posted on Friday, November 24, 2023

About the role:

Staff Engineers at Uber have an impact across a variety of business and technology decisions spanning projects and locations. We are passionate and pragmatic technologists who are able to design scalable systems while deliver efficient code. We are humble teachers, technically mentoring a team of talented engineers while also executing on delivering uniquely ambitious projects! As a Staff Engineer on the Engineering team in Brazil, you will be an early member of Uber's first development center in LATAM.

What You'll Do

Leads efforts within the organization to drive the development and maintenance of backend services and solutions to support user-facing products, downstream services, or infrastructure tools and platforms used across Uber.

The work you do will initially focus on advanced technologies to improve safety around the world, such as advanced telematics, machine learning, high scale distributed systems, real time data processing and mobile development, among others.

Minimum qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or related field OR +10-years full-time Software Engineering work experience.

  • Programming language (e.g. C, C++, Java, Python, or Go)

Technical skills:

  • Distributed systems
  • Product engineering
  • Scalability engineering

About our teams


The Safety team uses real-time telematics and motion sensing technologies along with multi-faceted machine learning algorithms and user-facing mobile products to reduce and prevent unsafe driving and behavior on the Uber platform! Our work touches all parts of the Uber experience from dispatch to on-trip and post-trip, as well as Uber's entire ecosystem ranging from our rides business to other newer Uber marketplaces, and ventures.

Customer Identity Platform (CIP)

The CIP team develops Identity SaaS which includes sign-up, login, and identity management solutions which are used by Uber and its partners. Our services are highly scalable and serve up to 1M requests/sec. We support various identity use cases which span Uber's mobile and web applications, Uber acquisitions, Uber services offered through 3rd party applications as well as enabling our external partners to seamlessly offer their services within Uber apps.

Trusted Identity

The Trusted Identity team plays a crucial role in our mission to thoroughly verify the identity of our customers (riders, eaters) and partners (drivers, restaurants) while ensuring powerful, intuitive and frictionless user experiences. Our continued obsession for innovation in the space is essential to ensure safety as people interact on Uber’s platform.

Order Platform

Uber's Commerce Engineering group is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the infrastructure for orders and payments that enables all lines of businesses across Uber to conduct business. All commerce in and out of Uber flows through these mission-critical systems. In 2019 this meant processing over 6.9 billion trips with $65 billion in gross bookings! With strict 4 9’s availability requirements, this is one of our largest scalable systems and the complex day-to-day interactions require careful coordination from engineers that have a deep sense of quality, security, and ingenuity.

Uber for Business

Uber for Business is the strategy to focus on enterprise business, while Uber Central is one of the fastest growing verticals under U4B. Uber Central’s vision is to help businesses keep their customers and guests moving with powerful features in one dashboard. We built a booking platform that supports several delegate booking use cases. We are aiming to expand central’s product to meet enterprises where they are by offering various transportation and delivery solutions and continue to evolve the delegate booking platform. As a tech lead on the backend system, there are many opportunities to re-architect the system given these growing business needs.

We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.

Offices continue to be central to collaboration and Uber’s cultural identity. Unless formally approved to work fully remotely, Uber expects employees to spend at least half of their work time in their assigned office. For certain roles, such as those based at green-light hubs, employees are expected to be in-office for 100% of their time. Please speak with your recruiter to better understand in-office expectations for this role.