Staff Software Engineer, Backend - ML Platform | Amsterdam

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About the Role

As part of Uber's AI/ML Platform Team (Michelangelo), the Machine Learning Training team's mission is to make it really easy to train, tune, and build high-quality models at Uber.

We build our own ML training software stack, and solve problems at all layers of the stack including iteration speed, compute efficiency, observability, fault tolerance, and correctness. On top of the core training stack, we build services, libraries, and frameworks e.g. automatic HyperParameter/architecture optimization, to accelerate the model development process. Check out [1,2] for more information.

Our team moves at a fast pace and provides individuals with a high degree of autonomy and agency to affect change. We welcome kind and brilliant people to our team, from wherever they come.

What You’ll Do

  • Build elastic, scalable, and fault-tolerant distributed machine learning libraries and systems used to power machine learning development productivity across Uber.
  • Define and drive ML development best practices to build high-quality models.
  • Act as a tech lead for a group of engineers in the broader Uber ML/AI Platform Team (Michelangelo) to improve the broader ML Platform ecosystem for our users.
  • Work closely with Uber's ML community (with ML Engineers, Data Scientists, and Researchers) to scope and build new abstractions for scalable machine learning.

If you love training frameworks, model development tools, and collaborating on production ML models, this role is for you!

We're looking for a track record of:

  • 8+ years of relevant production software engineering experience designing and working with distributed systems or frameworks e.g. Spark, Ray, Kafka, Kubernetes, and/or Flink.
  • Experience in building scalable and fault-tolerant distributed systems and/or large-scale machine learning systems.
  • Driving highly ambiguous problems end-to-end, with a willingness and independence to pick up whatever knowledge is missing to get the job done.
  • Communication and problem-solving skills working with multidisciplinary teams across different locations.
  • Strong technical leadership with experience in mentoring junior engineers.

Preferred qualifications

  • Contributions to AI frameworks such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, JAX, or XGBoost.
  • Papers at top-tier venues such as NeurIPS, ICML, MLSys, ICLR, JMLR.

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.

Offices continue to be central to collaboration and Uber’s cultural identity. Unless formally approved to work fully remotely, Uber expects employees to spend at least half of their work time in their assigned office. For certain roles, such as those based at green-light hubs, employees are expected to be in-office for 100% of their time. Please speak with your recruiter to better understand in-office expectations for this role.

Accommodations may be available based on religious and/or medical conditions, or as required by applicable law. To request an accommodation, please reach out to

Company Info.


Uber, is an American mobility as a service provider based in San Francisco, with operations in over 900 metropolitan areas worldwide. Its services include ride-hailing, food delivery (Uber Eats and Postmates), package delivery, couriers, freight transportation, electric bicycle and motorized scooter rental via a partnership with Lime, and ferry transport in partnership with local operators. Uber does not own any vehicles.

  • Industry
    Automotive,Autonomous technology
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  • Location
    San Francisco, CA, USA
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