Senior Staff Software Engineer - Maps Search



Software Engineering
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Senior Staff Software Engineer - Maps

Backend, Engineering
in Toronto, Canada

About the Role

This is a unique opportunity for a seasoned engineer and strong collaborator to help drive the vision and delivery of Uber’s Map and GeoSearch platforms. The Maps platform powers all of Uber’s rides and delivery products globally, including the ‘where to?’ search experience, routing, ETAs, navigation, and pickups and dropoffs. This is a unique opportunity to solve deep technical challenges and have a broad impact across Uber’s business.

Sr. Staff engineers at Uber are passionate and pragmatic technologists who are able to design scalable systems while delivering efficient code. They are not only collaborative role models but also approachable leaders with vision within a larger group. They are humble teachers, technically mentoring a team of hardworking engineers while also executing on delivering uniquely exciting projects.

---- What You Will Do ----

  • Provide technical leadership to a passionate, experienced, and diverse engineering team
  • Work with the team and partners to define the broader architecture for the Advanced Matching Platform
  • See the big picture and identify inefficiencies and opportunities for meaningful improvements across that Matching Platform and Uber as a whole.
  • Drive alignment between teams on architecture and responsibility delineation between platforms and product services.
  • Raise the bar on engineering best practices across your org to produce best in class of code, and effective documentation, testing, and monitoring.

---- Basic Qualifications ----

  • Technically strong, with 8+ years of experience experience building highly scalable software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience writing detailed technical documents.
  • Experience with Java, Go or C++ (bonus points for more than one).
  • Passionate about helping teams grow by inspiring and mentoring engineers.

---- Preferred Qualifications ----

  • Have a BS or advanced degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Experience working cross-functionally with Product Management, Data Science, and Business partners
  • Experience building software engineering solutions for prediction and optimization problems
  • Contribute to the wider software community through open source

For Canada-based roles: The base salary range for this role is CAD$218,000 per year - CAD$242,000 per year.

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.

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.

*Accommodations may be available based on religious and/or medical conditions, or as required by applicable law. To request an accommodation, please reach out to accommodations@uber.com.