Engineering expansion in the heart of Europe
A simple, mutually rewarding transaction between two people in different locations that is negotiated automatically, usually within 15 seconds. That is the heart of the Uber app. Beyond this incredible core experience, have you ever wondered who was responsible for the cars fitted to the map, the seamless integration with partnering airlines, the live streaming of your favorite music during your ride, ice cream at the touch of a button and having your preferred language displayed in the app no matter the country you are in? The answer lies in our incredible and dedicated engineering and design teams.
“This is a call to those who want to solve new and interesting problems every day and build incredible products that need to be usable by millions of people across many cultures and timezones.”
Great engineering involves making calculated jumps and always taking things to the next level. Four and a half years after leaving my work in computational physics in Canada to join Uber’s mobility revolution in San Francisco as full time engineer number one and employee number two, so begins my next jump to Amsterdam, a leading technology hub. With Europe’s phenomenal engineering heritage, I am excited to start building out a new mobile engineering and product development unit within our International HQ in Amsterdam. I have been fortunate to play a key role in our engineering team’s growth and I will begin work immediately with a team of ten Dutch engineers and product designers. Uber’s product and engineering team in Amsterdam will focus on continued evolution of the core rider and driver experiences on smartphones and keep building the capabilities for new, exciting product partnerships. We anticipate our team will grow to up to 30 people within a year and more in the years ahead. We are excited to find the best and brightest engineering and design talent to make that happen – drawing from the deep mobile talent in the Netherlands and across Europe. This is a call to those who want to solve new and interesting problems every day and build incredible products that need to be usable by millions of people across many cultures and timezones. Our engineering culture rewards hard work, intelligence, openness and directness, and I hope to bring these traits, along with a passion for scalable, well-architected and designed solutions to our Amsterdam engineering and product team. With Europe’s history as a mobile leader, and our HQ located in the central, industrious and innovative country that is the Netherlands, we couldn’t be more pumped about the future of this growing team. Building so many systems and products at Uber and working with this team has been the most incredible experience of my professional career and I am thrilled to be launching this new chapter within Uber in Europe. Are you interested in coming to this great city and building one of the most exciting new mobile technology platforms in the world? We’d love to hear from you.
We’re excited to expand the Uber for Business platform beyond business travel, to include a world-class customer transportation solution, Uber Central. With Uber Central, organizations of all shapes and sizes can now easily provide on-demand, door-to-door transportation for their customers, clients, and guests.
A little over a year ago, we set out to put a new spin on an old classic–make reliable food delivery available at the tap of a button. Back then, we started by offering food in the UberEATS app from 1,000 pioneering restaurant partners in four cities. And today, more than 40,000 restaurants globally–from poke shops to pasta spots–are sharing food with customers through UberEATS. With a growing restaurant community comes more choices and more complexity. So we’re cooking up features to continue to make UberEATS easy and reliable. Here is a taste–
This flu season, we’re delivering free flu-fighting care packages across the country. When you receive a pack, you’ll have the option to request a free flu shot from a registered nurse–for up to 5 people.