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Lyft // on-demand ride-sharing
Engineering, Full Time    Palo Alto, CA    Posted: Saturday, March 20, 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.

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 Level5, you will have the opportunity to develop & deploy tomorrows hardware & software solutions & thereby revolutionize transportation.

Lyfts autonomous vehicle architecture consists of a sophisticated network of sensors, high-performance computers, & embedded microcontrollers.  As a member of the Systems Engineering  team, you will perform a comprehensive, iterative technical management process that includes translating product requirements into configured systems, integrating the technical inputs of the entire design team, managing interfaces, managing technical risk, transitioning technology from the industrial & research base into program specific efforts & verifying those designs meet operational needs.


  • Work cross-functionally with product, technical program management, software, mechanical, & electrical engineering to integrate & verify  sub-systems for autonomous vehicles
  • Define & track systems requirements
  • Define & support execution of systems verification & validation testing
  • Define system & sub-system level architecture
  • Perform trade studies on autonomous vehicle sensors & system components such as compute, network/timing, IMU, GNSS, etc...
  • Lead cross-functional technical design reviews
  • Support the functional safety processes


  • 8+ years of professional work experience, preferably working around complex system development
  • Masters degree in one of the following fields: mechanical, electrical, computer engineering, or related disciplines
  • Demonstrated experience performing engineering analysis & trade studies of entire system covering electronics, mechanical components, controls, & safety
  • Demonstrated experience defining & executing verification & validation testing for complex systems
  • Strong experience in one of the following fields: sensors (camera, radar, lidar), controls, geo-localization (GPS & IMU), or computer architecture
  • Experience in the design & development of automotive or related electrical & electronic systems and/or components (including sensor & remote sensing technologies) or computer architectures or hardware/software for safety critical applications
  • Ability to influence, negotiate, & inspire others in a matrixed environment
  • Ability to communicate highly technical problems & solutions at all levels from engineer to C-level executives
  • Proven ability to operate effectively & autonomously across multiple teams in situations of ambiguity, with only high level direction
  • Experience developing complex systems combining remote sensing technology, Artificial Intelligence, & Controls for a safety critical application
  • Experience in requirement derivation, tracking & verification tests processes (V diagram) in automotive applications 
  • Understanding of typical vehicle communication protocols/interfaces 
  • Experience in systems integration, vehicle testing, functional safety, & vehicle launch 
  • Software coding skills (matlab, python or C/C++)


  • 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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