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Principal Engineer, Developer Platform



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 31, 2023
About The RoleUber’s Infrastructure team seeks an experienced software engineering leader to help build the future of urban transportation. Engineers at this level represent the top 2% of Engineers at Uber and will have a deep impact across a wide variety of business and technology decisions spanning multiple projects and at times, locations. We are looking for an experienced technologist who can architect, implement, and scale our developer tools and frameworks that Uber developers use to build Uber’s services and Apps. This is a strategic and highly leveraged role as it impacts the productivity of all software engineers across Uber, the quality of all of Uber's products, and the velocity of our business. What You’ll Do
  • Provide technical leadership to build, develop, and scale the developer tools and frameworks that enable Uber developers to ship code quickly, reliably, efficiently and at scale.
  • Engage with world class engineers across Uber to understand how to increase their development velocity and the quality of our software.
  • Work across platforms for Go, Java, Android, iOS, and Web.
  • Drive ongoing efficiency and reliability improvements through design and automation: availability, performance, scaling, monitoring and capacity.
About You
  • A developer-centric mindset and a passion for building high-quality platforms for other developers
  • Past experience in successfully designing and building frameworks and tools that scale to large 1000+ teams of developers.
  • Proven track record of results as a Principal Engineer level or above at a premier technology company
Minimum QualificationsPhD or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or related field AND 7-years full-time Software Engineering work experience OR 10-years full-time Software Engineering work experience, WHICH INCLUDES 7-years total technical software engineering experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Programming language (e.g. C, C++, Java, Python, or Go)
Note the 7-years total of specialized software engineering experience may have been gained through education and full-time work experience, additional training, coursework, research, or similar (OR some combination of these). The years of specialized experience are not necessarily in addition to the years of Education & full-time work experience indicated. Required Technical skills:
  • Experience creating applications frameworks for backend, web or mobile
  • Experience building developer tools such as IDEs, build systems, compilers, debuggers, profilers, CI systems and other tools developers use daily
  • Experience building testing infrastructure and frameworks
  • Experience building mobile Apps or backend services at scale
About UberUber 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.For New York, NY-based roles: The base salary range for this role is $275,000 per year - $305,500 per year.For San Francisco, CA-based roles: The base salary range for this role is $275,000 per year - $305,500 per year.For Seattle, WA-based roles: The base salary range for this role is $275,000 per year - $305,500 per year.For Sunnyvale, CA-based roles: The base salary range for this role is $275,000 per year - $305,500 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.