Uber is hiring an

Automotive Class-A Surface Designer

Pittsburgh, United States

The Uber Advanced Technology Center is the Pittsburgh division of the elite Uber Engineering Team; a high-performance culture marked by fearlessness and hyper-productivity. We focus on the development of key long-term technologies that advance Uber’s mission of bringing safe, reliable transportation to everyone, everywhere. Our research is primarily in the areas of mapping, vehicle safety, and autonomy. Our team is comprised of world-renowned researchers with decades of experience and we’re looking for superstar engineers who can work harder, faster, and smarter without sacrificing technical excellence.


As an Uber ATC team member, you'll have a direct impact on the innovation of cutting edge technologies. The work you will do will be tested and deployed on real systems, in real-world conditions. The experience you will gain will be unique and unmatched.  Do you dream about improving transit on a global scale using your passion for science and engineering? Then you should apply to join our team. We are ambitious, engaged and excited about transforming the transportation industry across the world. We are moving real assets and real people. Our research will make this process safer and more efficient now and in the decades to come.


Do you enjoy technology?  Are you an independent problem solver with a high level of technical curiosity?  Are you willing to put in lots of good ideas to help bring new technologies from prototype to production?  UATC is hiring highly skilled mechanical engineers who have great attention to detail, are experts solving problems, have a deep passion for cars, and will maintain a calm professional attitude under all situations.  Travel to various locations will be required.



  • Work closely with packaging engineers and concept designers to accelerate innovation in human transportation
  • Develop Alias surfacing for interior and exterior transportation development
  • Provide rapid design modeling support for parallel concept development
  • Prepare concept models for mockups and prototypes via 3D printing, milling etc.
  • Bring concept models into visualisation pipeline to support design presentations
  • Take chosen concepts through Class-A surfacing process and release
  • Develop B-side and tooling models as needed for prototype manufacturing
  • Support multiple programs with aggressive deliverables schedules
  • Manage versioning of parts in collaboration with studio engineers
  • Create and maintain CAD data and visualisation libraries



  • Minimum 15 years of direct experience at an OEM design studio or Tier 1 supplier design team
  • Minimum 10 years experience using Alias tools for vehicle design
  • Experience using Modo or other sub-D tools for vehicle design
  • Deep knowledge of automotive development processes, along with the complex criteria involved
  • Some proficiency in digital rendering and animation technology such as Keyshot, V-red, Maya, V-ray
  • Where possible some proficiency in VR visualisation tools such as Unreal Engine, Xunity, Oculus, and Vive
  • A can-do customer service attitude with abilities to multi-task under pressure in an unstructured environment
  • Outstanding communication and people skills



  • Employees are given Uber credits every month. 
  • The rare opportunity to change the world such that everyone around you is using the product you built. We’re not just another social web app, we’re moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally.
  • Sharp, motivated co-workers in a fun office environment.



  • 401(k) plan, gym reimbursement, paid company holidays and Uber credits.
  • Full medical/dental/vision package to fit your needs.
  • Unlimited vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it.


We're bringing Uber to every major city in the world. We need brains and passion to make it happen and to make it happen in style.