Mapping Uber's Far-Flung Job Board

Dust off your resume. From L.A. to Sri Lanka, Uber needs help. 

If there’s one company with swagger right now, it’s Uber. The transportation startup announced earlier this week that David Plouffe, Obama’s former advisor and campaign manager, is joining the team as a senior policy strategist. That eyebrow-raising hire builds off of the $18 billion valuation the company recorded in July. And just yesterday Uber again made headlines, announcing a dynamic partnership with 11 major companies. If you book a flight using the United Airlines app for example, you’ll be able to simultaneously schedule an Uber ride to pick you up.

But to fully appreciate the ambitions of this transportation giant, take a look at this map put together by CityLab. We plotted the over 400 vacant positions posted on the company's job board. Take your pick from the 40-plus countries where Uber is looking to put new people on the payroll. When we think of Uber, it’s generally in a local context—a ride home from the bar or a speedy dropoff to the nearest airport. But one thing is clear: This operation has gone totally global.

(Mark Byrnes/City Lab)

Good with logistics? Uber’s offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Paris, and Honolulu are all looking for an operations manager. What about communications? Singapore, Amsterdam, London, and Sao Paulo could use your help. Ten different cities in India alone are looking to hire new personnel.

If Uber is able to pull it off, more than half of the world’s population will be living in countries where the company operates. And while 400 job openings within a single company may sound like a lot, this map is likely to keep expanding. Maybe there will soon be some new openings in Human Resources.

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