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Lyft // on-demand ride-sharing
Engineering, Full Time    Palo Alto, CA    Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020
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At Lyft, our mission is to improve peoples lives with the worlds best transportation. To do this, we start with our own community by creating an open, inclusive, & diverse organization.

We care deeply about delivering the best transportation experience; this means the best experience for the passenger & the best experience for the driver. We believe this quality of service can only be achieved with a deep understanding of our world, our cities, our streets how they evolve, how they breathe. We embrace the powerful positive impact autonomous transportation will bring to our everyday lives & with our ambition, we will become a leader in the development & operation of such vehicles. Thanks to our network, with hundreds of millions of rides every year, we have the means to make autonomy a safe reality.

As a member of the Office of Safety & Compliance, youll drive the safety of our autonomous vehicle efforts & thereby revolutionize transportation. You will empower our team to deliver complex projects to ensure safety & compliance, while coordinating interactions with other teams & external organizations.


  • Develop safety cases for vehicle platforms, system, & sub-systems, including driving technical safety requirements based on defined safety goals for the sub-systems
  • Support FMEDA, DFMEA, FTA & DFA technical work products to ensure that ASIL metrics are being met
  • Define safety & compliance testing requirements for vehicle-level, as well as hardware & software for sub-systems, working closely with the engineering & testing teams to ensure correct implementation
  • Be an active participant in autonomous vehicle sub-system development, working closely with both hardware & software teams in supporting functionality definition from a safety perspective
  • Serve as Lyft representative with outside organizations & partnerships on AV safety, including innovating for AV safety standards, best practices, & metrics
  • Perform complex safety incident investigations, drive resolution, & create & maintain appropriately-documented incident & issue reports
  • Provide input & resolve issues in coordination with safety-related committees
  • Ensure AV platforms meet FMVSS regulations, state codes & other applicable standards & regulations
  • Maintain exhaustive source-of-truth list of technical compliance requirements
  • Conduct technical engineering reviews & audits to evaluate compliance to tech requirements for new & existing products
  • Resolve potential non-compliance issues by coordinating with LBS Engineering & Legal Compliance teams, & offering engineering-based solutions
  • Conduct engineering testing & analysis to determine compliance
  • Create & maintain documentation of compliance
  • Work with Legal Compliance office to coordinate tech compliance with operational & reporting compliance


  • 3+ years in AV safety, technical compliance & standards development
  • Experience in AV functional safety & SOTIF approaches & related V&V methodology
  • Knowledge of FMVSS, SAE, ISO, & other standards, incl experience in using the ISO 26262, 21448 or the IEC 61508 standards
  • Positive attitude & willingness to be hands-on to achieve goals,
  • Self-motivated, & driven for self-development, works well in distributed environment,
  • Demonstrated good reading comprehension, technical writing, & communication skills
  • Effective organization & prioritization skills, Google Suite tools, Slack
  • Knowledge on conflict resolution is a plus
  • Occasional domestic & international travel, sometimes short-notice
  • Bachelor's (Required)
  • Masters (Preferred)


  • 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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