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Senior Software Engineer - Mobile Security

Uber

Uber

Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2024

Senior Software Engineer - Mobile Security

Backend, Engineering
Sunnyvale, California |
San Francisco, California |
Seattle, Washington |
New York, New York

The security organization at Uber is dedicated to enabling safe and secure innovation while protecting the communities we serve both online and in the physical world. Our teams are responsible for protecting both people and their data across intersections of the digital and physical world. The primary objective for Uber Engineering Security team is to enable the technical ambitions of the company while maintaining the highest standards of security and privacy for our customers and partners. As cybersecurity threats evolve, so do we.

About the Role

Uber is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join the Mobile Security team. As a member of the team, you will design and build industry-leading technology to secure our marketplace. You will be challenged to find and build solutions that can effectively detect, deter, and block bad actors while preserving a frictionless experience for good users. One example is enforcing software/hardware integrity standards (think rooted devices, modded apps, emulators). You will have the opportunity to work across many parts of Uber’s tech stack, with the expectation that you will contribute code to our Android apps, iOS apps, and backend services. You’ll also have the opportunity to provide guidance to engineers across the company, and to ensure best practices are followed in the mobile security space.

What You'll Do

  • Design, build, and deploy anti-abuse systems to accurately detect rooted devices, jailbroken devices, modded apps, emulators, and other threats to Uber’s marketplace.
  • Identify novel attacks in the mobile space and find solutions to them.
  • Work closely with outside teams to drive the adoption of the latest Mobile Security technology.
  • Maintain and uplevel existing Mobile Security and related backend services.
  • Mentor junior engineers.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Professional experience of 5+ years.
  • Proficient in Golang, Swift, or Kotlin.
  • Experience working in an adversarial (anti-abuse) space.
  • Firm grasp on the security models of iOS and Android.
  • Ability to communicate ideas and proposals concisely to a wide range of audiences.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Real-world experience in reverse engineering.
  • Working knowledge of applied cryptography.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and deploying production-quality mobile fullstack and backend systems.
  • Exposure to other security domains: web security, network security, embedded security.

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.

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 a curiosity, passion and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.

Uber is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.

For New York, NY-based roles: The base salary range for this role is USD$185,000 per year - USD$205,500 per year.

For San Francisco, CA-based roles: The base salary range for this role is USD$185,000 per year - USD$205,500 per year.

For Seattle, WA-based roles: The base salary range for this role is USD$185,000 per year - USD$205,500 per year.

For Sunnyvale, CA-based roles: The base salary range for this role is USD$185,000 per year - USD$205,500 per year.

For all US locations, you will be eligible to participate in Uber's bonus program, and may be offered an equity award & other types of comp. You will also be eligible for various benefits. More details can be found at the following link https://www.uber.com/careers/benefits.

Uber is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.

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.