About the role:
Leads efforts within the organization to drive the development and maintenance of backend services and solutions to support user-facing products, downstream services, or infrastructure tools and platforms used across Uber.
About the Team:
The goal of the Logistics team is to move people, food, and everything in between from point A to point B as efficiently and timely as possible. The team is a core pillar of Uber's Marketplace group, and aims to optimize dispatching algorithms and build new dispatching paradigms. We build the tech stack to make thousands of intelligent matching decisions every second globally in real-time among hundreds of thousands of earners and customers. The impact of these matching decisions affects billions of dollars of gross booking for the company. We are not just talking about designing algorithms to solve NP-hard problems - we are building robust scalable real-time production systems to power these algorithms from the ground up and deliver the driver and rider experiences directly in the Uber apps.
Logistics Realtime Optimization: Both Eats and Pool matching utilize a graph-based data model to make matching decisions. This leads to tradeoffs between creating efficient routes for drivers and couriers to fulfill requests, and the associated negative impact to the end customer as a result of batching requests together. You will optimize for Uber's top and bottom line by making tradeoffs as to what request orderings are generated, what set of orderings are ideal, and when to dispatch them.
• PhD or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or related field AND 4-years full-time Software Engineering work experience OR 7-years full-time Software Engineering work experience, WHICH INCLUDES 4-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 4-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.
• Distributed systems
• Product engineering
• Scalability engineering
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 10,000 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 the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's move the world forward, together.
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