Technical Program Manager, Security & Privacy

Lyft, San Francisco, CA

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Lyft connects people to transportation to change the way we live and get around our communities. Lyft’s engineering team is growing rapidly and we are looking for Technical Program Managers to help us scale. Come be part of a new team at Lyft focused at enabling and empowering engineering teams to deliver at scale.

Technical Program Managers at Lyft drive cross-functional initiatives, leveraging leadership, planning, communication, and collaboration skills. Our TPMs are problem solvers who make things happen around them by setting clear goals and inspiring teams to deliver. TPMs at Lyft are able to balance being both strategic and tactical and do what it takes to successfully deliver key programs that have a material impact on the business.

We are seeking a highly skilled, multi-faceted Technical Program Manager with an eye for security, privacy and effective technology controls, to build out our security and privacy program. In this role you will collaborate within engineering and across the company on programs that strengthen our security and privacy practices.


  • Lead iterative delivery of strategic cross-functional initiatives from concept to ship, through focus, transparency, communication, visibility, and accountability
  • Partner with engineering, product, and business leadership to build highly collaborative teams to enhance communication across teams and stakeholders
  • Identify and resolve systemic issues impacting Lyft engineering and aggressively take action to resolve
  • Develop standards, processes, and documentation to improve security and privacy practices -- including reviews, awareness, education and process controls
  • Partner with internal legal and compliance teams to assess and quantify requirements
  • Establish metrics and regular reporting mechanisms for assessing and measuring security, privacy, compliance risk across the organization
  • Partner with engineering teams to develop features in a way that upholds our standards in security and privacy
  • Manage interactions w/ 3rd parties for security penetration tests and similar tests


  • 5+ years as a TPM, engineering or product leader, or a relevant consulting role
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams to deliver complex projects iteratively with multiple dependencies and constraints, in a highly dynamic and agile environment
  • Proven ability to operate effectively and autonomously across multiple teams in situations of extreme ambiguity, with only high level direction
  • Experience building roadmaps, release plans, project plans with a thorough understanding of dependency management
  • Technical knowledge in at least one security domain such as engineering, system and network security, authentication or security protocols and experience performing technical assessments of security compliance
  • Hands-on experience in an engineering or technical role delivering privacy and security solutions or achieving security compliance certifications (e.g. SOC 2, SOX, ISO 27k, etc.)
  • Skilled in risk management, business risk analysis and making complex business/risk trade-off recommendations and decisions
  • Able to communicate at all levels from engineer to partner to C-level executives
  • Able to influence, negotiate and inspire others in a matrixed environment
  • Excellent organization, planning skills, and attention to detail
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering or a related technical discipline

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