Product Operations Manager- Mapping for Autonomous Vehicles

The Role: Product Operations Manager- Mapping for Autonomous Vehicles

Location: Palo Alto, CA,


About this opportunity

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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 connects people to transportation to change the way we live and get around our communities. We are looking for product operations managers who bring exceptional problem solving and analytical skills to drive best in class results. Product operations at Lyft combines business and product to push for end-to-end impact. The role integrates technical, statistical, and industry skills to achieve the company’s vision for reinventing transportation. We are looking for entrepreneurial and deeply technical Product Operations Managers to execute across a rapidly growing, fast paced company and industry.

As Lyft works toward building a sustainable urban transportation system, understanding how core geographic data features interconnect is critical to both the Lyft experience today and the autonomous vehicles technology being built. Our mapping team is charged with ensuring that all of the locations and routes connecting them provide the most accurate and efficient experience for Lyft drivers and passengers.  The team must balance the the needs of today with growing complexity of mapping data needed to support new markets, new experiences, and autonomous vehicles. If you are motivated to make an impact on creating and building the infrastructure for this sustainable urban transportation system this is the opportunity for you.


  • Experience in program management, operations management, product operations or equivalent consultant experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage project ambiguity, complexity and interdependencies in an organized and structured way. Be able to define and analyze metrics that inform the success of products.

  • Detail oriented with superior organizational skills -- balancing multiple projects, deadlines, and requests from multiple stakeholders.

  • Ability to design and implement experiments by determining key metrics, collecting key data and analyzing results.

  • Strong SQL and excel skills, with an understanding of geographic data structures and schema.

  • Strong communication skills including experience documenting new processes writing complex data specifications.

  • Experience managing and motivating a data-focused operations team.

  • An academic background in Computer Science, Geography or related degrees.

  • Passion for Lyft and what we are trying to achieve in sustainable urban transportation.

Experience & Skills:

  • Experience building and scaling a successful team from the ground up.

  • Experience working in a Product Operations Manager or Program Manager role, with a strong data background.

  • Avid Lyft user.