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Software Engineer - Web Frontend Platform






San Francisco, CA, US


We’re changing the way people think about transportation. Not that long ago we were just an app to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas. Now we’re a part of the logistical fabric of more than 600 cities around the world. Whether it’s a ride, a sandwich, or a package, we use technology to give people what they want, when they want it.


For the people who drive with Uber, our app represents a flexible new way to earn money. For cities, we help strengthen local economies, improve access to transportation, and make streets safer.


And that’s just what we’re doing today. We’re thinking about the future, too. With teams working on new modalities, self-driving cars and even urban air transportation, we’re in for the long haul. We’re reimagining how people and things move from one place to the next

Aa web platform engineer, you will:


As a Web Platform engineer at Uber, you’ll help build the foundation for all web applications at Uber. This team focuses on providing a high-performance, secure and reliable web ecosystem for all of our users (riders, drivers, eaters and our internal operations & logistics teams) through the creation and support of developer tools, systems and frameworks. The team’s main goal is to make Uber’s web engineers productive and its web applications high quality utilizing a modern tech stack (React.js & Redux, ES2017+, RPC, and Node.js).


You will:

  • Build the underlying architectural foundation for all of Uber’s 500+ web applications
  • Create developer tools to increase productivity and quality of our product teams
  • Continue to refine and define our tech stack, utilizing open source tools, generalizing product-specific code and/or building novel solutions to needs we encounter
  • Contribute features and fixes back to open source software, or create and promote our own open source tools
  • Communicate and collaborate within and across teams to drive company-wide, large-scale projects
  • Mentor, educate and support those around you, as well as other web engineers within the company

About the Team


The Web Platform group has a variety of roles and teams for you depending on where your interests best match:


  • Application Architecture - Experience building web architectures, tooling and interfaces used by other engineers to improve the productivity and quality of complex web applications
  • Networking & Data Fetching - Experience with modern networking stacks (e.g. HTTP/2) and data access/modeling tools
  • Experimentation, Monitoring & Analytics - Experience with experimentation in complex web applications, as well as performance monitoring and user/marketing analytics across websites
  • UI & Design Platform - Experience working with designers and building shared interfaces, UI component libraries and UI productivity tools


The qualifications for this position are:

  • You have deep JavaScript knowledge and have worked with Node.js
  • You are an expert in core and emerging web technologies and APIs (HTTP2, TCP/IP, CSS/HTML, Browser JS APIs)
  • You have deep understanding of Web and Information Security concepts and concerns, such as CORS, CSP, CSRF, XSS, etc.
  • You are an expert in debugging and profiling Browsers and Node.js, and understand ways to decrease page load speed and runtime slowdowns
  • You are knowledgeable in modern web tools (npm/Yarn, Babel, Browserify/Webpack/Rollup, etc.)
  • You are knowledgeable in modern web frameworks (React, Angular, Vue, etc.)
  • You are adept at communicating and collaborating effectively with others, promoting your ideas as well as being humble when you may be wrong
  • You are excited to learn from and teach others and are passionate about creating tools, products and providing support for your fellow engineers

The bonus qualifications for this position are:

  • You are knowledgeable in Javascript typing languages/linters (Flow/TypeScript)
  • You are knowledgeable in data access/modeling (GraphQL/Falcor, RPC/Thrift)
  • You are knowledgeable in WebSockets, Server Sent Events, or HTTP/2 Server Push
  • You are familiar with service-oriented architecture, microservices, and distributed systems
  • You have Web/Visual Design, UI/UX, and other relevant HCI experience

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