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Lyft // on-demand ride-sharing
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, October 01, 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.

The Compute Team is responsible for the Kubernetes-based infrastructure platform that all Lyft engineers rely on to run workloads at scale. We also provide tooling for infrastructure engineers to interact with our multi-cluster services & collaborate with our deployment, networking, & observability teams on our Kubernetes abstractions.

As an engineer on the Compute Team, you will use & contribute to the Kubernetes open source ecosystem in order to deliver a reliable & efficient compute platform. You will be operating one of the largest self-managed Kubernetes multi-cluster deployments, which gives you & the team the opportunity to regularly talk about your work in the community & at conferences, such as KubeCon. Our team regularly gives back to the Kubernetes & open source community by developing new components and providing patches to upstream projects.


  • Build & deploy open-source Kubernetes at scale, creating Lyft-specific systems & extensions to manage our fleet reliably
  • Design, build & maintain tooling & services to improve efficiency & reliability of our Kubernetes platform & to enable users to confidently run their services on our infrastructure
  • Work with product engineering teams to understand their use cases, communicate design trade-offs effectively, & design & build scalable systems to solve for their needs
  • Debug complex problems between application layers & low-level infrastructure
  • Build & develop partnerships across the organization to provide a great customer experience
  • Drive incident responses to conclusion by coach the team on operational best practice & identifying long-term systemic fixes
  • Develop & improve testing & automation processes in order to reduce operational burden
  • Work with & contribute back to open source communities (e.g. Kubernetes, Envoy) to implement & maintain world-class infrastructure that scales


  • You have experience building & operating Kubernetes & executing deployments at scale in production environments
  • You have experience developing in Go or Python
  • You understand the importance of effective testing in order to release reliable software
  • You are comfortable with operating & debugging Linux systems in production
  • You take pride in reducing technical debt; you pay attention to small details, & you value keeping code/configuration clean & maintainable
  • You value root-causing operational issues across multiple layers of the stack & implementing systemic solutions to make sure issues do not reoccur


  • 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

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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