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Principal Engineer - Rider

Uber

Uber

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023
About The Role

Principal engineers at Uber have a deep impact across a wide variety of business and technology decisions spanning multiple projects and locations. They 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 a point of view within a larger group. They are humble teachers, technically mentoring a team of passionate engineers while also delivering uniquely challenging projects. A Principal-level Engineering role at Uber is special. Engineers at this level represent the top 2% of Engineers at Uber.

Rider engineering team develops the Uber's flagship rider app and powers hundreds of features across all our product vertical teams. As a Principal Engineer on the Rider Core Team, you’ll provide technical leadership to all mobile engineers at Uber and influence product strategy on our flagship Uber app that directly impacts millions of lives each day.

This is a unique opportunity for a seasoned engineer and strong collaborator who can work with talented people in product, design, data science, operations, and engineering to help build our next-generation consumer experience products. It’s a very high impact role where you will interface with all major product & platform teams at Uber. The role requires strong communication, leadership and technical chops. You enjoy building solutions and guiding others equally passionately.

What The Candidate Will Need / Bonus Points

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SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

  • Consistently writes and documents high-quality code to solve strategically important problems; improves, role models, and promotes coding best practices; leads cross-organization development and adoption of key frameworks.
  • Provide high quality code and design review feedback to other engineers; defines, evangelizes and leads the adoption of standards and best practices within the organization for code and design reviews.
  • Evangelize technologies and their appropriate application across organizations.
  • Cultivates a culture that values training and documentation within their organization such as technical writing for engineers (e.g. API, onboarding, operations runbooks), or users (e.g. user guides, training content, Engucation, Stack Overflow responses).

DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE

  • Foresees architectural problems and/or opportunities that the organization will face a year out. Works with engineering leadership to address them before they become an issue.
  • Make intelligent bets on high-impact innovations and uses good judgment to fail fast when necessary.
  • Sets standard for architecture best practices across organizations.
  • Design long-lasting engineering artifacts that reduces complexity, balances eng-wide migration cost, increases developer velocity, or improves efficiency and reliability across multiple organizations.
  • Takes a critical area impacting multiple organizations and up-level the technical trajectory of that area directly and indirectly over several years.

COLLABORATION & LEADERSHIP

  • Creates an inclusive environment to promote open communication and leverages the ideas/opinions of others from diverse perspectives and encourages team members to recognize their value.
  • Builds strategic relationships with internal stakeholders (e.g. engineers, product managers, designers, operations representatives) and external partners to deliver on organizational goals.
  • Serves as a representative for the organization to the broader internal and external technical community.
  • Demonstrates the ability to lead org- wide engineering projects through all lifecycle stages. This includes idea inception, stakeholder engagement, collaboration, requirements gathering, design, balancing priorities, implementation, productionization, and operations.
  • Makes, embraces, and rallies org decisions that are good for Uber, even if that results in challenges for the individual or for the direct team or org.
  • Inspire & rally engineers in their org to deliver on the technical vision, making the right tradeoffs with a bias for action
  • Provides technical leadership and guidance to multiple teams to ensure effective delivery of project or organizational goals and objectives.

Basic Qualifications

PhD 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:

  • Designing and building large engineering projects, including launching more than one generation of a Mobile application to millions of users.
  • Experience with Android application development (Java, Kotlin).
  • Familiarity with modern mobile frameworks

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  • Experience in large-scale consumer product launches and scaling.
  • Mentored engineers at various levels of seniority
  • Forged connection across the industry and in the area of expertise

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.

For San Francisco, CA-based roles: The base salary range for this role is $275,000 per year - $305,500 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.