Engineering Manager, Autonomous Data

The Role:Engineering Manager, Autonomous Data

Location: Palo Alto, CA


Engineering Manager, Autonomous Data

at Lyft
Palo Alto

At Lyft, community is what we are and it’s what we do. It’s what makes us different. To create the best ride for all, we start in our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization where all team members are recognized for what they bring.

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.

Working in Autonomous data team gives a unique ability to understand how all the pieces of self-driving technology fit together: from sensor integrations to perception to motion control and beyond. If you are excited about leading a team of talented engineers working on cutting-edge problems, we should talk!


  • Lead the team of talented engineers who are motivated by Autonomous space and love tackling large-scale data problems

  • 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

  • Help your team to build relationships across the whole Autonomous organization and Lyft at large

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

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

  • Work with your team to build and maintain a prioritized backlog to support a long-term team roadmap

 Experience & Skills:

  • You have a technical background and are able to contribute to planning and design discussions. That usually comes with Bachelors in CS but doesn’t have to be

  • You have 8+ years of relevant professional experience

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

  • You can step into Product Management shoes when there is no one to fill them

  • You thrive during the time of uncertainty and enjoy bringing order and structure into the unstructured world

  • You think ahead and build for the future

 Nice to Have:

  • Exposure to backend cloud infrastructure at scale

  • Exposure to front-end development and management of teams working on GUI-based tools

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