Uber 5a responsibilities

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Sep 1 30 Comments

What is expected of a 5a Senior Software Engineer at Uber compared to a 4? running meetings? mentoring? designing features?

What does it say in promotion requirements?

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    • Apple mlworld
      @swiftynerd What about ML/AI org in Linkedin?
      Sep 1
    • LinkedIn swiftynerd
      AIML is a bunch of glorified pompous buffoons. Their recommendation algorithms fail spectacularly a lot of times! All the good ones are gone now, most left for FB
      Sep 1
    • LinkedIn swiftynerd
      @Timmayyyyy nah, more like nailpaint on a possum. At least the pig looks cuter with lipstick but the possum looks even scarier with nail paint!
      Sep 1
    • Uber / Eng utf
      I read it like a bird
      Sep 1
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      The bird is the word
      Sep 1
  • Google UWOM24
    Lead a small group of engineers and set the right technical direction for them at least in the context of some projects. Influence others’ work, beyond their own work.
    Sep 1 4
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      Thanks. You used to work at Uber?
      Sep 1
    • Google UWOM24
      No. Just a guess.
      Sep 1
    • Apple
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      “Trust, but verify” (in Russian accent)
      Sep 1
    • Uber PoolEng
      This is pretty much spot on. 5a’s are expected to lead in terms of architecture decisions, organizing the team around a certain project, coming up w impactful things to work on that involve more than just your immediate team, etc.
      Sep 4
  • Uber gart
    For your own sake please stay away from Uber. It’s a shitshow. Maybe if Thuan retires then a stronger Engineering culture will come up but right now Uber is shitty. I regret joining 1 years back.
    Sep 2 3
    • Apple
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      can you pm me?
      Sep 2
    • Uber cyjkih
      Ignore this gart clown. Probably an ex employee that went to a competitor. We’re doing fine
      Sep 3
    • Uber gart
      No I’m a current employee. Ask me a question about all hands today with Dara scoring everything yellow. He said he would be “pissed off” if #FTM wasn’t green.

      The engineering culture is shit. Thuan and rest of engineering leadership is responsible for this. There is a constant bleeding of people who came a year ago now they made their 1 year cliff. All my friends who joined in 2018 are Miserable because of the politics, shit work, shitty culture, shitty execs, impending layoff etc.
      Sep 3
  • Expedia Group VA PID
    As it was explained to me by an Uber recruiter. 5a is like a junior version of senior. Not a real senior but not a fresher either. 5b is senior for reals.
    Sep 1 3
    • Apple
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      They try to downlevel seniors coming in from other companies to level 4.
      Sep 1
    • Uber sauceboss
      It is the first terminal IC role (i.e. you are never obligated/expected to necessarily L+1 from that role)
      Sep 1
    • Uber / Eng zhdbwb
      The recruiter told you wrong 5a = E5 at other companies. 5b is roughly E6. You only get downleveled if you mess up the interview.
      Sep 1
  • Tesla lambdaq
    Come to work at least.
    Sep 1 0
  • Uber sj3929nds
    Which team?
    Sep 1 1
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      Freight
      Sep 2

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