Senior Software Engineer, Core Passenger

Lyft, San Francisco, CA

Lyft is your friend with a car, whenever you need one

Lyft is seeking experienced Senior Software Engineers to join the Core Passenger Team. Passenger Software Engineers are entrepreneurial and product-minded. Our goal is to delight first-time and high-frequency passengers alike. Passenger works on a wide range of interesting and impactful problems critical to the overall mission of Lyft. We ensure the best possible journey for our passengers -- optimizing the entire request flow, pickup experience, and ride experience -- and innovating new verticals such as Scheduled Rides and Airports. We are looking for Software Engineers who are ready to make a profound impact here at Lyft.

Have you started your own company or always wanted to? Do you put the product first? Would you like to work on a product used by millions?....this is your chance.


  • Computer Science fundamentals in design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a Software Engineer
  • Proficiency in at least one modern object-oriented programming language such as Python, Java or Go
  • Experience building distributed systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
  • Rigor in software engineering best practices, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs
  • Great oral and written communication skills

Desired Skills

  • Contributions to open source projects
  • Mobile engineering experience
  • Passion for sustainability and/or transportation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Team oriented, collaborative, diplomatic and flexible
  • Ability to thrive in a startup environment
Lyft is an EEO employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce, and pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

About Lyft

Wherever you’re headed, count on Lyft for rides in minutes. The Lyft app matches you with local drivers at the tap of a button. Just request and go.

Ride by ride, we’re changing the way our world works.

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