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Lyft // on-demand ride-sharing
San Francisco, CA    Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020
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At Lyft, we believe that ride by ride, were changing the way our world works. We imagine a world where cities feel small again. Where transportation & tech bring people together, instead of apart. We see the future as community-driven & it starts with you.

As a Hardware Technician on the Lyft Bikes & Scooters Hardware team, you will collaborate & be involved in all phases of the engineering process from design to deployment. You will design & build test fixtures, execute tests, & analyze the results to validate components & subsystems of the complete hardware system design. You will also work with electrical engineers to root cause & troubleshoot designs that fail tests. You will work with engineers to implement bug prevention strategies, design for testability, & other quality standards.


  • Design prototype test hardware, circuitry & fixtures
  • Provide delicate or high precision re-work of PCBs, PCBAs & electronic assemblies
  • Perform Hardware functional testing, including testing with environmental chambers, DAQs, power supplies, AC/DC loads, oscilloscopes, among other lab equipment
  • Create ECAD components & footprints, & maintain ECAD library/database
  • Track & document detailed test reports to be shared with the engineering team
  • Assist Electrical Engineering team with failure analysis & root cause efforts


  • BA/BS or 3 years of experience as a hardware technician or similar in lieu of a degree
  • Strong electrical aptitude & eagerness to learn
  • Design & assembly of wiring harnesses
  • Light fabrication or modification of electrical enclosures
  • PCB level assembly & rework of SMT & PTH components
  • Knowledge of lab equipment for testing & debugging, e.g oscilloscopes, multimeters, power supplies, loads, & optical inspection equipment
  • Experience using ECAD tools (such as Altium) to create components & footprints, & read schematics & layouts
  • Experience in isolating, documenting, & tracking issues systematically
  • Experience making & following SOPs in either MS suite or Gdocs
  • Experience with process development & the ability to translate into written documentation
  • Experience with Altium a plus
  • Experience in basic Linux and/or Windows system administration
  • Basic proficiency C and/or Python


  • Great medical, dental, & vision insurance options
  • In addition to 11 observed holidays, salaried team members have unlimited paid time off, hourly team members have 15 days paid time off
  • 401(k) plan to help save for your future
  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave. Biological, adoptive, & foster parents are all eligible
  • Monthly commuter subsidy to cover your transit to work
  • 20% off all Lyft rides

Lyft is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues & hires a diverse workforce. Lyft does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. Lyft also strives for a healthy & safe workplace & strictly prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance & other similar state laws & local ordinances, & its internal policy, Lyft will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest & conviction records.

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