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Lyft // on-demand ride-sharing
 
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Friday, September 24, 2021
 
   
 
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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.

Lyfts engineering team is growing rapidly, & we are looking for engineering managers to help us scale. Our engineers are smart, flexible, & love solving difficult challenges. They look to their managers for organizational transparency, career development, mentorship, & honest feedback. They move fast & ship code to production continuously, relying on their leadership to increase productivity by removing obstacles & keeping processes lean. Our engineering managers are people with varying technical backgrounds & interests -- some are involved in the technical details of their team & others provide general technical direction & oversight. As managers, our job is to keep teams efficient & executing on the right goals. We build teams that are inclusive, helpful, & have a strong sense of ownership for the things they build.

Lyft connects people to transportation to change the way we live & get around our communities. Lyft is also the country's leader in micromobility.  We own and/or operate bikeshare in New York (Citi Bike), Chicago (Divvy), San Francisco (Bay Wheels), Portland (Biketown), Boston (BlueBikes), DC (Capital Bikeshare), & Minneapolis (Nice Ride) while providing scooter service in those & other major cities across the country.  Our active fleet includes state-of-the-art electric bikes & scooters, & services tens of millions of rides per year & is rapidly growing. We also provide transit information in all of our bikes & scooters markets along with some rideshare markets.

Responsibilities:

As the Engineering Manager for the Guided experience team for bikes & scooters, you are responsible for empowering our riders to travel, with guidance, on any trip they may take. That means helping them compare their options before a trip, finding the safest, fastest, most convenient routes, navigating from A-B, & getting help when something goes wrong. You will be directly responsible for giving riders the confidence, safety, & peace of mind they need to fully enjoy every trip they take!

Some of your responsibilities include: 

  • Lead a team of talented engineers who like to ship code & tackle hard engineering problems
  • Mentor & guide the professional & technical development of your team members. Help develop their careers, & assign them to projects tailored to their skill levels, personalities, work styles, & professional goals
  • Build teams that are collaborative, inclusive, & respectful of each other
  • Provide continuous feedback, address underperformance, & recognize the individual strengths & contributions of your team members.
  • Create plans for prioritizing technical & resourcing challenges in your organization
  • Maintain a balance between building sustainable, high-impact projects & shipping things quickly
  • Instill a spirit of continuous improvement in the teams code, architecture, & processes
  • Work closely with the Lyft recruiting team to hire high potential candidates from diverse backgrounds
  • Work with your engineers & product managers to maintain a prioritized backlog & create short term & long term goals
  • Own your teams deliverables & ensure we continue to ship scalable, highly-available products that delight our passengers & drivers

Experience:

  • You have a technical background & are able to contribute to planning & design discussions
  • You are steadfastly focused on your customers
  • You have experience leading a team of engineers & guiding them through their career development
  • You enjoy working in a collaborative environment, & youre committed to driving projects to completion creatively
  • You can motivate & instill a strong sense of ownership in your team
  • You have experience guiding teams through planning, prioritization, & execution of work
  • You think ahead & build for the future

Benefits:

  • Great medical, dental, & vision insurance options
  • Mental health benefits
  • In addition to 12 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
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Lyft Pink - Lyft team members get an exclusive opportunity to test new benefits of our Ridership Program

Lyft is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to an inclusive & diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment  without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state & local law. 

 
 
 
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