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Machine Learning Software Engineer - Search Ranking and Predictions

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Uber

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San Francisco, CA, US

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About 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 500 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 autonomous trucking and self-driving cars, we’re in for the long haul. We’re reimagining how people and things move from one place to the next.
Machine Learning Software Engineer - Search Ranking and Predictions

The Location Search Engine Team is building the next generation geospatial search technology for Uber. This involves all aspects of geospatial search including location autocomplete, full text search, query-less predictions, reverse geocoding, semantic localization, personalization and recommendations. We are a very small team of world class engineers responsible for the entire stack for determining the origin and destination of all trips worldwide. We ship every week and are always running user facing experiments.

Our org is focused on solving incredibly difficult challenges for our mapping and location platform at Uber. You will be working with some of the world’s best experts, programmers, innovators, and scientists on a fundamental user-facing product.

HERE ARE THE SKILLS WE'RE LOOKING FOR:
PhD/MS in computer Science or 3+ years of experience working in areas of ranking and prediction.
Strong background in machine learning.
Strong programming skills (we mainly use Java & Python).
Experience in the fields of Information Retrieval, Search, Ranking, Query understanding, Personalization and Recommendation systems.
Experience with large data processing pipelines, distributed data stores, map-reduce, and distributed file systems.
Architecture chops. You should have opinions on constructing software systems and good knowledge of the principles of scalability, fault-tolerance, reliability and durability.
Experience designing and deploying high performance production services with robust monitoring and logging practices.
Bonus points if you have worked with geospatial data or built geospatial services and have experience with Lucene and similar search systems.
PERKS:

Employees are given Uber credits every month.
Ground floor opportunity with the team; shape the strategic direction of the company.
The rare opportunity to change the world such that everyone around you is using the product you built. We are moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally.
We value personal growth and team camaraderie. We have regular learning groups, ice cream outings, and scavenger hunts.
BENEFITS (U.S.)

401(k) plan, gym reimbursement, nine paid company holidays.
Full medical/dental/vision package to fit your needs.
Unlimited vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it.
We're bringing Uber to every major city in the world. We need brains and passion to make it happen

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