Staff Software Engineer, Rider

San Francisco, CA
USD 172k - 215k

At Lyft, our mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. To accomplish this, we start with our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization.

Lyft is looking for experienced, product-focused software engineers for our Rider Team. We are growing our team with people who want to build, improve, and incorporate technologies that enrich the lives of our community. As an engineer at Lyft, you'll collaborate with teams like product, data science, analytics, and operations on code that empowers us to iterate quickly while focusing on delighting our passengers and drivers.

As a Staff Software Engineer for Rider, you will lead multiple work streams that improve riders' experience with rideshare. In addition, you will focus on incentivizing riders to prefer Lyft, building differentiated features for specific use-cases like travel, commute & social and integrating strategic partners into the Lyft rideshare ecosystem. As an engineer on our team, you'll work hand in hand with various teams across Lyft, fostering collaboration and driving innovation to increase the adoption & usage of Lyft.


  • Define technical roadmap for team, identifying areas that need improvement and leading cross-team solutions
  • Provide technical leadership for an org of 10-20 engineers
  • Identify, architect, and build the right systems or products to improve the business
  • Write well-crafted, well-tested, readable, maintainable code
  • Have a good grasp and ability to explain the various trade offs made in decisions
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure code quality and distribute knowledge 
  • Proactively participate in resolving ongoing incidents 
  • Enable collaboration across multiple teams to deliver on cross-team initiatives, while delegating ownership and uplifting those around them
  • Share your knowledge by giving brown bags, tech talks, and evangelizing appropriate tech and engineering best practices


  • BS/MS or equivalent in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field or relevant work experience
  • 8+ years of software engineering industry experience
  • Proficiency in object-oriented programming
  • Experience designing, debugging and running fault-tolerant, highly available, large-scale distributed systems
  • Experience working with public cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, GCP, Microsoft Azure, etc.)
  • Proficiency in scripting languages to use APIs to automate manual processes
  • Experience with common CI tools (Jenkins, Buildkite, CircleCI, TeamCity), and proficiency in at least one of those tools
  • Sold knowledge of distributed systems, relational and NoSQL databases
  • Ability to communicate in English in writing, meeting and presentations


  • Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Mental health benefits
  • Family building benefits
  • In addition to 12 observed holidays, salaried team members have unlimited paid time off, hourly team members have 15 days paid time off
  • 401(k) plan to help save for your future
  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave. Biological, adoptive, and foster parents are all eligible
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Lyft Pink - Lyft team members get an exclusive opportunity to test new benefits of our Ridership Program

Lyft is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.  

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.

The expected range of pay for this position in the San Francisco area is $172,000 - $215,000. Salary ranges are dependent on a variety of factors, including qualifications, experience and geographic location. Range is not inclusive of potential equity offering, bonus or benefits. Your recruiter can share more information about the salary range specific to your working location and other factors during the hiring process.

Apps Mobile Apps Ride Sharing Software Transportation

0 applies


Similar Jobs

Lead Software Engineer, Cloud

Dublin, Ireland Remote Hybrid

Software Engineer

Bengaluru, India

There are more than 50,000 engineering jobs:

Subscribe to membership and unlock all jobs

Engineering Jobs

50,000+ jobs from 4,500+ well-funded companies

Updated Daily

New jobs are added every day as companies post them

Refined Search

Use filters like skill, location, etc to narrow results

Become a member

🥳🥳🥳 264 happy customers and counting...

Overall, over 80% of customers chose to renew their subscriptions after the initial sign-up.

Cancel anytime / Money-back guarantee

Wall of love from fellow engineers