Our Uber Freight Technology team has over 200 talented individuals based in Boulder, Chicago, and San Francisco who are ready to take on the everyday and future challenges of the freight industry. Read on to meet a few of them, hear what inspired them to join and what they’re working on today →
“Watching that first order be placed on the Uber Eats app we wrote was exciting and frightening. It’s not often an Engineer gets to work on something from the beginning and get to watch it grow to this level,” shares Jesus Medrano, who talks about his role as a Staff Software Engineer for Delivery, co-chairing our Los Ubers ERG, and his proudest moments at Uber in our latest blog.
A few months into working from home this past year, it was clear that parents and caregivers were struggling. Uber’s Executive Leadership Team, represented by our Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, acted fast to create more flexibility for caregivers and signed the Invest in Parents pledge committing to advocating for and supporting working parents to help them participate in, remain in, and thrive in the workforce. This Mother’s Day, more than a year into working from home, we checked in with five moms across the world to learn how they’re balancing parenting and growing their careers here at Uber.
Anu Gali, who leads Uber’s Data Analytics Infrastructure and Platform Engineering team, is a strong believer in empowering women to follow their passions, grow their careers, and make an impact in Engineering.
Seeing Uber provide economic opportunity in his local Atlanta community, David Getachew-Smith, Jr. joined in 2014 with a drive to be part of this new business and have a positive impact on his hometown. “My early experiences are rooted in a mix of Ethiopian culture and the history of Atlanta’s African American community. I was taught early on by my family to invest in my community and to try to have a positive impact. Joining Uber was one of the results of that lesson I heard over and over again." Six years and multiple roles later, his impact continues to grow. Meet David →
In September 2021, we’re shifting to a hybrid, team hub work model to give our people the freedom to do their best work while staying connected to their colleagues.
Despite growing up blocks from Wall Street, Joe Chang has always been a techie at heart, hacking around on his Commodore 64 and IBM XT as a kid. Today, Joe is Uber Freight’s Director of Engineering, merging his software background with the opportunity to shape a business. “Uber Freight is a product that requires the mix of business and tech so this position has been one that has challenged both sides of my identity.”
Meet Paige Sammarco, Account Executive for Uber Eats. Paige joined Uber in 2018 and has since helped add over a thousand new restaurants to the platform across cities in the United States. She founded and has led our Women at Uber Chicago ERG since 2019 and created the idea behind Uber Eats’ Women’s Restaurant Week this past March.
In April 2015, Uber Eats made its debut in Chicago, LA, and New York City, letting people enjoy on-demand deliciousness. This month, we’re celebrating our anniversary by hearing what drew Heath, Katie, Felipe, and Courtney to the team and what’s on the menu for the next six years.
Last January, two former professional athletes, a teacher, chef, and eight others joined together in a virtual classroom to form the second cohort of our Talent Acquisition Academy Program. In just a few months, they would go from having little-to-no Recruiting experience into full-time Sourcers—nimble scouts responsible for finding talent to fill roles across Uber.