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Vehicle Command Technical Lead Manager / TLM






San Francisco, CA, US


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 600 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.

About the Role


Uber ATG is looking to significantly grow the team responsible for building the technology used to orchestrate our cars’ missions and route them safely and efficiently. The Vehicle Command team, based in Pittsburgh and with an office in San Francisco is seeking experienced Tech Lead/Managers (TLM) to join us.


The Vehicle Command Route Costing sub-team, based in San Francisco, is responsible for building and managing production-reliable tools and systems which aggregate, learn from and apply data sources such as maps, vehicle performance, historical and real-time traffic to inform safe and efficient route planning through cities. This includes tooling to drive business decisions and optimization balancing parameters of route efficiency and risk. This sub-teams’ system outputs provide the costing inputs to all route planning operations for the entire ATG. This sub-team works closely with ATG’s Data Science, Machine Learning and Data Pipelines teams.


As a TLM at ATG, you need passion for both technology and leading others to do their best work. This is a multi-faceted role, providing technical direction, hands-on development/integration in the area of route costing, as well as responsibilities for people management, and career growth for a team of 3-5 engineers, all while defining the roadmap and vision of the sub-team.


All of the Vehicle Command sub-teams work closely together and each TLM must be a strong leader capable of working in an environment where the success of the organization depends on all teams, Managers and Technical Leads working collaboratively on solutions.


The ATG is a very dynamic environment looking for very strong Leaders with a passion for technology. As we continue to grow and bring self driving cars to the market, you have the chance to join us, and help build the future!


What You'll Need:


  • Prior experience leading a team of roboticists, computer scientists and software engineers, including planning work, setting milestones and project execution.
  • People management experience building teams, nurturing careers, mentoring, managing under- and over-performers, and influencing cross-functional teams
  • Strong background in graph theory, operations research or other approaches to vehicle routing: you delight in planning how vehicles should move throughout the world.
  • Excellent software engineering skills: you are comfortable reading and developing mission critical production quality C++ software in a Linux environment.
  • Excellent system design skills: you have the ability to work beyond your core engineering field and understand how the pieces fit together in the larger system. You produce designs which not only meet your immediate needs, but also integrate cleanly with ATG’s entire software stack.
  • Ability to demonstrate technical mastery of designs and implementation details and be a respected peer of your most senior team members
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and adapt easily to meet the needs of our massive growth and rapidly evolving business environment
  • Passion and a sense of ownership over everything you ship
  • A team player mentality with the belief that more can be achieved as a team and ability to understand how decisions affect others in the organization. You support and encourage your teammates to excel, and rely on others’ feedback for continuous improvement.
  • Self Starter: you have a desire to take initiative and provide leadership with composure. You enjoy getting into the details, resolving problems, building things, and drawing out the best in others.  You are a motivator.


Bonus Points If:

  • Proficiency with Machine Learning systems
  • General Experience with Autonomy and Robotics
  • Proficiency with Python

About the Team:


At the Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), we are building technologies that will transform the way the world moves. Our teams in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Toronto are dedicated to mapping, software and hardware development, vehicle safety, and operations for self-driving technology. Our teams are passionate about developing a self-driving system that will one day move people and things around more safely, efficiently, and cost effectively.

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