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Product Manager - Maps - Routing

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Uber

LOCATION

 

San Francisco, CA, US

Description

About Uber

 

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 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.

About the Role

 

Uber is a technology company that is changing the way the world thinks about transportation. Like our business, scaling our core technology like Routing has also proved to be a source of impact and challenge.

 

As a Product Manager for Routing on the Map Services team, you will help define vision, strategy and roadmap for one of the key platforms at Uber that moves food, cars, bikes and even flying machines in the future from point A to point B. Routing is amongst the hardest computer science problems and you will work closely with world-class Engineering teams, Product Managers, Technical Program Managers and Data scientists to make a state of the art system that impacts Uber’s business and customers every step of the way. You will interface with nearly every aspect of the Uber organization - from Driver to Rider experience, from Maps to Marketplace. If successful, you will change the course of Routing at Uber and help create a world-class architecture that fuels and supports our unprecedented impact.

What You’ll Do

  • Craft a coherent product vision, strategy and roadmap for the Routing group at Uber
  • Internalize and deeply understand Uber’s products like Pool, UberX, Eats and how they rely on core routing services - and then align your team’s mission and roadmap with this direction
  • Execute. This means being constantly biased towards action, knowing the data, being in the details, setting a high bar and building strong collaborative relationships with other teams, thinking boldly, disambiguating, always thinking of the customer first and rapidly iterating towards something demonstrably awesome
  • Vision. Think outside the box. Imagine what core routing and other services the world would need tomorrow when we have self driving cars and other innovations. How would you build todays capabilities that become tomorrow’s differentiators.
  • Drive cross-functional team to set qualitative objectives and quantitative goals

What You’ll Need

  • Minimum of 3 years of Product Management experience with overall 8+ years of experience
  • At least 3 years experience building Maps, Search or Location products in Search
  • Experience applying Machine Learning / statistical inference technologies to a variety of complex problems
  • Computer science undergraduate degree or equivalent plus hands-on software engineering experience
  • Basic Technical understanding of how maps works on both web and mobile
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a thirst for learning

Bonus Points For

 

  • Knowledge of routing algorithms (Dijkastra, A*)
  • Prior experience working on scalable infrastructures where you have built or/and managed services that power consumer experiences
  • Understanding of big-data processing pipelines (over Hadoop or similar technologies), distributed data stores, and distributed file systems

 

About the Team

 

The Maps team builds high quality and compelling Maps Data and Maps Services like Search, Display, Routing and Navigation.

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