Software Engineering Manager, Data

Lyft, San Francisco, CA

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Lyft’s engineering team is growing rapidly, and we are looking for engineering managers to help us scale. Our engineers are smart, flexible, and love solving difficult challenges. They look to their managers for organizational transparency, career development, mentorship, and honest feedback. They move fast and ship code to production continuously, relying on their leadership to increase productivity by removing obstacles and keeping processes lean. Our engineering managers are people with varying technical backgrounds and interests -- some are involved in the technical details of their team and others provide general technical direction and oversight. As managers, our job is to keep teams efficient and executing on the right goals. We build teams that are inclusive, helpful, and have a strong sense of ownership for the things they build.

The perfect candidate will have strong data infrastructure and data architecture skills, a proven track record of leading and scaling BI teams, strong operational skills to drive efficiency and speed, strong project management leadership, and a strong vision for how Data can proactively improve Lyft.


  • Proactively drive the vision for Data and Data Warehousing across a product vertical, and define and execute on a plan to achieve that vision.
  • Partner actively with product management/data infra/customer teams to build shared objectives.
  • Define the processes needed to achieve operational excellence in all areas, including project management and system reliability.
  • Build a high quality BI and Data Warehousing team and design the team to scale.
  • Build cross functional relationships with Data Scientists, Product Managers and Software Engineers to understand data needs and deliver on those needs.
  • Manage data warehouse plans across a product vertical.
  • Drive the design, building, and launching of new data models and data pipelines in production.
  • Manage development of data resources and support new product launches.
  • Drive data quality across the product vertical and related business areas.
  • Manage the delivery of high impact dashboards and data visualizations.
  • Define and manage SLA’s for all data sets and processes running in production.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience in Data and Data Warehousing.
  • Experience scaling and managing 5-20 person teams.
  • Experience scaling data environments with distributed processing/RT systems and self-serve visualization environments
  • Communication and leadership skills, with the ability to initiate and drive projects proactively.
  • Project management skills.
  • Data architecture skills.
  • Experience in SQL or similar languages and development experience in at least one scripting language (Python, Perl, etc.).
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Math, Physics, or other technical field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a consumer web or mobile company.
  • Advanced degree.
Lyft is an AA/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.

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