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Lyft // on-demand ride-sharing
San Francisco, CA    Posted: Saturday, February 22, 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.

Lyfts Bikes & Scooters team is developing the future of micro-mobility & we are looking for a Firmware Engineering Manager to come in & drive the development of our newest vehicles.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.


  • 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
  • Write design specifications & participate in hardware & software design reviews
  • Participate in hands-on hardware bringup, system debugging, & code optimization
  • Analyze & implement solutions for performance bottlenecks
  • Understand & deal well with rapid development cycles; remain flexible & calm in the face of uncertainty
  • Prioritize & lead projects from end to end
  • Lead the team in architecture & design
  • Work across engineering to build relationships with other teams. Use their feedback & understand their goals to build & prioritize a roadmap for your team
  • Build teams that are collaborative, inclusive, & respectful of each other
  • Provide continuous feedback, address underperformance, & recognize the individual strengths & contributions of your team members


  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational & leadership skills; ability to inspire team members
  • Technical knowledge of firmware & embedded systems, especially focused on consumer products
  • Knowledge of RTOS & Linux embedded system challenges. Support early definition & drive closure of architecture & technical opens
  • Strong background in object oriented design, prioritizing testability, & reusability
  • Deep experience working closely with sensors & actuators
  • Deep knowledge of software architecture for microcontrollers & SOC (system on chip)
  • Experience with build schedules, identify critical paths, & maintain throughout execution
  • Experience as a technical leader for two or more years
  • Proficiency of operating systems architecture & designs
  • Experience leading engineers at all levels, & skilled at guiding them through their career development. Motivate & instill a strong sense of ownership in your team
  • Help to instill & foster embedded engineering best practices


  • Great medical, dental, & vision insurance options
  • In addition to 11 observed holidays, salaried team members have unlimited 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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