Senior Software Engineer, Core Driver

Lyft, San Francisco, CA

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

Lyft is seeking an expert software engineer to join the Core Driver team. This team is responsible for helping us increase the number of drivers on the Lyft platform, ensuring that those drivers are delivering a high quality experience for passengers, while reducing the amount of time required between initial sign-up and actually driving. We are continuously evaluating and iterating in order to deliver phenomenal experiences for our drivers.

Our Driver team is constantly innovating and incorporating cutting edge technologies to simplify and enrich the lives of our drivers. If you are excited about modern technologies and want to help build better products for our drivers, this is the role for you!

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, real time monitoring and alerting, autoscaling, etc).


  • 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

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 7+ years of industry experience coding in an object oriented language
  • Has lead or mentored a highly motivated engineering team
  • Proficiency in at least one modern object-oriented programming language such as Python, Java or Go
  • Computer Science fundamentals in design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • 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
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills

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
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, and passionate about the work they do.

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

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