Engineering Manager, Infrastructure

  • Lyft
  • New York State
  • 20 days ago


Job Description

At Lyft, our mission is to improve people's lives with the world's best transportation.

To do this, we start with our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization.

Lyft's engineering team is growing rapidly, and we are looking for engineering managers to help us scale.

Our engineers are smart, flexible, and love solving difficult challenges.

They look to their managers for organizational transparency, career development, mentorship, and honest feedback.

They move fast and ship code to production continuously, relying on their leadership to increase productivity by removing obstacles and keeping processes lean.

Our engineering managers are people with varying technical backgrounds and interests - some are involved in the technical details of their team and others provide general technical direction and oversight.

As managers, our job is to keep teams efficient and executing on the right goals.

We build teams that are inclusive, helpful, and have a strong sense of ownership for the things they build.

Lyft's Infrastructure teams are responsible for building the foundational systems that engineers rely on in order to build stable, scalable, and efficient services.

We build standardized infrastructure that helps software developers move fast, while still providing them with the flexibility they need to innovate within their teams.

We are looking for experienced leaders to guide these teams as they create an exceptional development experience for all of Lyft.

These are high leverage roles, as your work will have a multiplicative effect across Engineering, and contribute directly to Lyft's overall stability.


Lead engineering teams responsible for our core infrastructure at varying layers of the stack.

We are looking to fill a variety of roles so whether you have experience in storage, networking, orchestration, deployments, mobile infrastructure, libraries and SDKs, or stats and logging, we want your expertise!

Mentor and guide the professional and technical development of your team members.

Help develop their careers, and assign them to projects tailored to their skill levels, personalities, work styles, and professional goals

Build teams that are collaborative, inclusive, and respectful of each other

Provide continuous feedback, address underperformance, and recognize the individual strengths and contributions of your team members

Create plans for prioritizing technical and resourcing challenges in your organization

Maintain a balance between building sustainable, high-impact projects and shipping things quickly

Instill a spirit of continuous improvement in the team's code, architecture, and processes

Work closely with the Lyft recruiting team to hire high potential candidates from diverse backgrounds

Work with your engineers and product managers to maintain a prioritized backlog and create short term and long term goals

Own your team's deliverables and ensure we continue to ship scalable, highly-available products that delight our passengers and drivers


You have a technical background and are able to contribute to planning and design discussions

You are steadfastly focused on your customers, whether they are drivers, passengers, or other Lyft employees

You have experience leading a team of engineers and guiding them through their career development

You believe in building both teams and products that scale

You enjoy working in a collaborative environment, and you're committed to driving projects to completion creatively

You can motivate and instill a strong sense of ownership in your team

You have experience guiding teams through planning, prioritization, and execution of work

You think ahead and build for the future


Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options

Mental health 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

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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.

Until further notice, Lyft employees working in the United States in any capacity (on a daily or hybrid schedule or as a visitor) are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

Employees are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completion of the entire recommended series of vaccination (usually one or two doses) with a vaccine authorized to prevent COVID-19 by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including by way of an emergency use authorization.

Lyft will maintain records associated with your vaccination history in a way that is compliant with all relevant Federal, state and local laws.

Exceptions to this requirement are employees who require religious or medical exemption as approved through Lyft's accommodations process.

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