Staff Software Engineer - iOS

    • Uber Corporate
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Posted 38 days ago | Updated 10 hours ago


On Site
USD 218,000.00 - 242,000.00 per year
Full Time


Mobile development
User experience
Mobile applications
Technical direction
Continuous improvement
Computer science
Electrical engineering
Mobile devices
Open source
Google Cloud
iOS development
Computer networking
Cloud computing
Amazon Web Services
Microsoft Azure

Job Details

About the Team

The Uber mobile networking team is responsible for managing the mobile networking stack and functionalities across all Uber apps, focusing on connectivity, the consumer API, developer experience, and observability. As an iOS mobile networking engineer, you will collaborate with the most brilliant mobile engineers to enhance user experience, reduce mobile networking latency, and ensure the security and reliability of Uber's mobile applications. As a staff engineer, you will be responsible for driving key innovations and leading other junior engineers, setting technical direction and fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.

About the role

---- What the Candidate Will Do ----
  • Develop, manage, and modernize Uber's iOS mobile networking stacks to enhance functionality and performance.
  • Advance Uber's mobile networking technology, tackle complex problems on a global scale, ensuring smooth and efficient network experience.
  • Foster collaborative efforts with key stakeholders to align objectives and optimize results.
  • Being the tech lead and guiding junior engineers on mobile networking at Uber.
  • Coordinate prompt responses to network outages or performance issues to maintain service reliability.
  • Create and implement iOS-specific tools for monitoring and improving network observability.
---- Basic Qualifications ----
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related technical field.
  • 5+ years of experience in mobile software development, with a significant focus on networking.
  • Strong proficiency in Swift or Objective-C.
  • Solid understanding of networking protocols such as HTTP, TCP/IP, and UDP.
  • Demonstrated experience with iOS networking frameworks like NSURLSession and CFNetwork.
  • Proven ability to diagnose and tackle performance issues across the networking stack.
  • Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across different teams and effectively lead projects.
---- Preferred Qualifications ----
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • 6+ years of professional mobile development experience, with at least 3 years focused on networking.
  • In-depth knowledge of advanced networking concepts, including security (TLS/SSL), WebSocket, QUIC/HTTP3, and mobile network optimization techniques.
  • Experience with real-time data transmission and low latency networking on mobile devices.
  • Proficiency in developing observability tools specific to iOS.
  • Leadership experience, particularly in mentoring junior engineers and driving innovation in technology projects.
  • Contributions to open-source projects related to mobile networking.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to articulate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Advanced understanding of cloud systems, including experience with cloud service providers like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud, and how to leverage them for mobile networking solutions.
For San Francisco, CA-based roles: The base salary range for this role is USD$218,000 per year - USD$242,000 per year.

For Seattle, WA-based roles: The base salary range for this role is USD$218,000 per year - USD$242,000 per year.

For Sunnyvale, CA-based roles: The base salary range for this role is USD$218,000 per year - USD$242,000 per year.

For all US locations, you will be eligible to participate in Uber's bonus program, and may be offered an equity award & other types of comp. You will also be eligible for various benefits. More details can be found at the following link .

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