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Lyft // on-demand ride-sharing
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Friday, March 25, 2022
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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

The Simulation Platforms team owns mission critical platforms at Lyft that ensure that Lyft systems & architecture can handle the load of customer demand during peak events like New Years Eve, as well as catching defects in code before they reach production. These goals are achieved through building & supporting  fundamental test infrastructure & platforms. Our systems are used Lyft-wide to generate traffic through a large scale ride simulator & an end-to-end testing framework..

As a Software Engineer supporting the Simulation Platforms team you will be responsible for delivering critical but ambiguous projects. Using your technical experience, you will drive technical solutions that can create large scale simulations of the Lyft customer journey & identify resiliency gaps in the system well before it can have a customer impact. Your work will help build a resiliency into the Lyft ecosystem by simulating scenarios that can identify software or process failures across Lyft.

We are looking for candidates who are self starters & have a proven track record of delivering software solutions that can solve critical business needs. The candidate should be able to dive deep into any problems with lots of ambiguity & build a technical solution to solve it. They should be willing to take ownership of a project or a feature & be able to drive it from design to implementation. 


  • Help establish roadmap & architecture based on technology & our needs
  • Write well-crafted, well-tested, readable, maintainable code
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure code quality & distribute knowledge
  • Share your knowledge by giving brown bags, tech talks, & promoting appropriate tech & engineering best practices
  • Can help lead large projects from idea to positive execution
  • Unblock, support & communicate with internal partners to achieve results


  • 5+ years of software engineering industry experience
  • Experience with object-oriented programming
  • Experience in distributed systems
  • Experience working with Python is a plus
  • Write clear, scalable & clear design documentation
  • Design, build & improve a set of team owned components


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

For candidates living in Colorado the expected base pay range in the Denver Metro Area is $154,000-$211,600 and depending on a variety of non-discriminatory factors, including qualifications, experience & geographic location.

This role is work-from-anywhere, excluding the following states & territory: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming, Puerto Rico

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. 

Until further notice, Lyft employees working in the United States & Canada in any capacity (on a daily or hybrid schedule, remote, or as a visitor) are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Employees are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completion of the entire recommended series of vaccination (usually one or two doses) with a vaccine authorized to prevent COVID-19 by the federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA), including by way of an emergency use authorization. Lyft will maintain records associated with your vaccination history in a way that is compliant with all relevant Federal, state & local laws. Exceptions to this requirement are employees who require religious or medical exemption as approved through Lyft's accommodations process. New employees must provide proof of full vaccination or receive an accommodation exception approval prior to their start date.

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