Mechanical Engineer (Lead), Bikes & Scooters

Lyft, San Francisco, CA

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Lyft’s Bikes & Scooters team is developing the future of micro-mobility and we are looking for a Mechanical Engineering Technical Lead to come in and drive the development of our newest vehicle. 

If you’re excited about the micro-mobility space and about working on light electric vehicles, we encourage you to apply below to join the Bikes & Scooters team! To learn more about Lyft’s vision for Bikes & Scooters, read more from our founders here.



  • Drive design decision by collaborating with product, electrical engineering and systems engineering teams
  • Derive technical architecture and requirements from product requirements
  • Work with Sourcing and Procurement teams to vet supply chain and production partners
  • Prototype; create quick experimental mock-ups and meticulous mechanical models
  • Research technologies and scope development opportunities
  • Develop CAD databases and drawing packages, and drive handoff to manufacturers
  • Support the build and test product development cycle, travel required
  • Test failure analysis and solution validation to complete successful product development
  • Conduct field failure analysis and solution evaluation
  • Lead large projects from idea to positive execution
  • Act on feedback to learn and grow
  • Effectively communicate across cross functional teams to achieve results

Experience & Skills:

  • BS or MS degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical field, and 8+ years of related industry experience
  • Experience leading the development of a consumer product on a cross functional team
  • Strong foundation in mechanical engineering fundamentals, including solid mechanics, electromagnetics, thermodynamics, and knowledge of basic engineering materials and manufacturing processes
  • Experience in performing tolerance analyses and working through DFM challenges with external vendors
  • Proactive problem solving, with experience in failure analysis, root cause investigation, and DOE creation
  • Skilled in 3D CAD, Basic GD&T knowledge and experience releasing 2D drawings
  • Working knowledge of FEA principles
  • Track-record for successfully shipping product

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