Software Engineer, Android (Mapping)

Toronto, Ontario Canada
Android Java Kotlin

At Lyft, our mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft’s core mission depends on having a digital representation of the physical world - a map with all routing related (real-time) information - and the ability to use that map in order to provide the world’s best transportation. This is what makes Lyft different from many products: our products don’t just facilitate online interactions, they facilitate dynamic, real-world ones. Without mapping services, none of these real world interactions between people and transport can happen.

The Mapping organization at Lyft has spent the last few years building up Lyft’s mapping assets and capabilities by combining many internal and external data sources and services into an increasingly powerful and mission-critical technology stack. In doing so, we’ve also enabled new user experiences and features across all of Lyft’s products, including rideshare industry leading firsts like CarPlay, Android Auto, and real-time driver feedback! 

You’re an experienced app developer looking to make a big impact and help take our team to the next level. We build apps used by millions of people, and we take great pride in our work. This means excellent development practices, careful code architecture, and an organization built around rapid releases. 

You'll collaborate with engineering, product, data science, analytics, and operations on programs that empower us to iterate quickly, delighting our passengers and drivers with rideshare focused mapping experiences


  • Keep up-to-date with Android development
  • Build great UX for millions of users
  • Work within our product teams to build exciting features
  • New feature development and experimentation with further data analysis
  • Solve challenging real-time data transfer and synchronization problems


  • 3+ years of experience as an Android developer
  • Worked on and shipped large scale Android applications
  • Experience delivering high-quality code
  • Experience using design and architecture patterns
  • Proficiency in Java and Kotlin
  • Good sense of usability and product
  • Generalist engineer experience - experience building web services, accessing data storages
  • Bonus Points: experience pursuing side projects or open-source projects, experience with unidirectional data-flow and reactive programming
  • Strong communication skills and advanced proficiency in English
  • Very knowledgeable about architecture and design patterns
  • Great product sense; you care about usability and good design
  • Worked collaboratively with product managers, designers, and other engineering teams to build complex products


  • Extended health and dental coverage options, along with life insurance and disability benefits
  • Mental health benefits
  • Family building benefits
  • Access to a Health Care Savings Account
  • In addition to provincial observed holidays, team members get 15 days paid time off, with an additional day for each year of service 
  • 4 Floating Holidays each calendar year prorated based off of date of hire
  • 10 paid sick days per year regardless of province
  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave. Biological, adoptive, and foster parents are all eligible

Lyft proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Lyft believes that every person has a right to equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, pardoned record of offences, or any other basis protected by applicable law or by Company policy.  Lyft also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.  Accommodation for persons with disabilities will be provided upon request in accordance with applicable law during the application and hiring process.  Please contact your recruiter now if you wish to make such a request.

This role will be in-office on a hybrid schedule — Team Members will be expected to work in the office 3 days per week on Mondays, Thursdays and a team-specific third day. Additionally, hybrid roles have the flexibility to work from anywhere for up to 4 weeks per year.

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