Software Engineer, Growth

Lyft, San Francisco, CA

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

Lyft’s mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. To do so, we build highly scalable system to accept user ride requests, match them with the best driver for the job, and simplify the transaction into a delightful experience by handling payment, tipping, and customer support through our app.

Lyft’s Growth organization is tasked with accelerating our business, finding ways to expose more people to the great service we help provide. Do you want to learn how to build scalable systems that manage millions of dollars to acquire customers through various channels?

Work on a product that people love

  • Help us build the large-scale, distributed, highly-available, real-time transportation network of the future. Lyft engineers work on projects that will surprise and delight millions of amazing Lyft drivers and passengers.

Work with awesome people

  • The team at Lyft is smart, friendly, self-driven, and passionate about the work they do.

Our engineering values

  • Every day, your work should improve the lives of Lyft drivers and passengers.
  • Leave code better than you found it
  • Move fast and move smart: Developers ship code on their first day. We have all the tools and engineering best practices to make shipping code fast and safe (automated testing, CI, realtime monitoring and alerting, autoscaling, etc)

What You'll Do

  • Write well-crafted, well-tested, readable, maintainable code. Quickly.
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure code quality and distribute knowledge.
  • Share your knowledge by giving brown bags, tech talks, and evangelizing appropriate tech and engineering best practices.

Must Haves

  • B.S., M.S., or PhD. in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 3+ years of related industry experience
  • Experience with object-oriented programming
  • Experience working with databases, relational or NoSQL
  • Great oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a startup environment

Bonus Points

  • Experience with MongoDB or MySQL query optimization
  • Experience with scaling and orchestrating AWS deployments
  • Experience with real-time technology problems
  • Experience working with the Facebook Platform and Google Maps API
  • Experience with mobile development
  • Previous work with social networks
  • Contributions to open source projects
  • Passion for sustainability and/or transportation
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.

Want to learn more about Lyft? Visit Lyft's website.