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Sr Staff Engineer, Container Platform



Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2023

Sr Staff Engineer, Container Platform

Backend, Engineering
Sunnyvale, California |
San Francisco, California

About The Role

The Container Platform Team’s mission is to build the next generation of Uber’s cluster management platform that is secure, reliable, scalable, and highly efficient. At Uber we have a sophisticated infrastructure spanning both data centers and cloud, supporting a diverse variety of workloads (stateless, batch, streaming) each different in its characteristics and requirements. Here are some examples ( Link1, Link2) of the work that we do and some of the sessions we have facilitated at KubeCon( Session1, Session2).

We build solutions to enable applications/jobs to be deployed anywhere in the world with the touch of a button. We build abstractions so that Uber developers do not have to care about infrastructure and infrastructure just works for every application type.

We actively work with the open-source community including Kubernetes and contribute back. We are working on groundbreaking technology and the team regularly presents at industry conferences.

Our mission is to make transportation as reliable as running water, and we are looking for a strong technical leader to drive and craft the technical roadmap & delivery of our Container Platform.

What the Candidate Will Do

  • Evaluate options, design and implement solutions to meet business goals
  • Collaborate with related teams to establish interface, fill gaps, to reach project goals
  • Productize solutions across the fleet, including close monitoring and revising the solution based on actual observations.
  • Supply project scope and planning
  • Mentor engineers in the team to grow in leadership abilities
  • Represent the team in internal and external forums
  • Knowledge of cluster management solutions such as Mesos or Kubernetes
  • Understanding of container technologies such as docker or container
  • Knowledge of operating systems and Linux kernel

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 8+ years of experience in low-level systems, distributed systems, or similar technologies
  • Experience in Golang, Java, Python, C/C++
  • Background in large-scale backend infrastructure

For San Francisco, CA-based roles: The base salary range for this role is USD$252,000 per year - USD$280,000 per year.

For Sunnyvale, CA-based roles: The base salary range for this role is USD$252,000 per year - USD$280,000 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.