General Software Engineer (Autonomous Data Platform)

The Role: General Software Engineer (Autonomous Data Platform)

Location: Palo Alto, CA,


About this opportunity

General Software Engineer (Autonomous Data Platform)

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.

We care deeply about delivering the best transportation experience; this means the best experience for the passenger and the best experience for the driver. We believe this quality of service can only be achieved with a deep understanding of our world, our cities, our streets… how they evolve, how they breathe. We embrace the powerful positive impact autonomous transportation will bring to our everyday lives and with our ambition, we will become a leader in the development and operation of such vehicles. Thanks to our network, with hundreds of millions of rides every year, we have the means to make autonomy a safe reality. As a member of Level5, you will have the opportunity to develop and deploy tomorrow’s hardware & software solutions and thereby revolutionize transportation.

The self-driving industry has been revolutionized by advances in deep learning in recent years; accurate, large scale, and diverse datasets are driving its success. At Lyft we are tackling the self-driving problem from a new angle. We are leveraging our large fleet of drivers and open partner network to form a new team to build an open data platform to empower self-driving solutions. We are looking for passionate software engineers to build the platform from the ground up.


  • Work with cross team, cross-functional peers to define scope; turn business requests into technical spec

  • Architect the technical solution to the open data platform

  • Lead its design and development

  • Mentor peer engineers to deliver a high quality, scalable system

Experience & Skills:

  • Proficient in Java and/or Python development

  • 5+ years of software development experience

  • Passionate about the self-driving problem space and has the appetite to learn more

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with jump-starting a new team

  • Knowledge of machine learning