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Staff Product Designer, Mapping



Product, Design
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024

Here at Lyft, we’re working to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. To make this lofty goal a reality we start from within—creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization.

A safe, seamless ride is essential to how our riders and drivers experience using Lyft. Our Mapping team builds platforms that power rideshare experiences, from helping riders get to their destination to navigating drivers safely and efficiently from pickup to dropoff. We obsess over questions like: did your pickup spot feel safe? Did you have to walk to the pickup point, cross the street, or dodge buses and cars? Did your driver arrive on the correct side of the road? Did your driver get stuck in unexpected traffic or road closures? You will tackle all of these challenges and more, with end to end ownership over the full ride experience.

We’re looking for a staff product designer to advocate and maintain a user-obsessed culture within Lyft, and be happy and comfortable in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. You'll partner with designers, researchers, marketers, and product managers to define and create top-notch experiences with safety as a core tenet for success. You’re experienced with every step of product development, from brainstorming broad ideas to ensure design quality through launch. Using your full range of interaction, visual, and product thinking skills, you will lead and own core Mapping experiences across our product teams.

The opportunity

  • Create industry-leading, next generation navigation experiences for riders and drivers on Lyft’s platform
  • Co-lead with talented, empathetic cross-functional partners on product strategy and process
  • Influence cross-functional and cross-team efforts to build high value opportunities that uphold safety standards across our experiences


  • Problem solve, think big, and explore divergent concepts/ideas while understanding how to converge and build iteratively towards your vision.
  • Plan strategically and think tactically as a partner with product and engineering to define the future of the team.
  • Influence the shape of the product with research and data while executing design work using high quality wireframes, mockups, user journeys, and cross-platform interactive prototypes.
  • Advocate for design by sharing your work and presenting cross-functionally, while being able to precisely articulate design rationale.
  • Inspire the entire team (including your cross-functional) partners by bringing new ideas to the table.
  • Create a unified, end-to-end experience through close collaboration with team members from rider, driver and platform teams.


  • 8+ years of experience working in UX, UI, HCI related field with experience working on web and mobile design
  • Experience working with a lean team of engineers, product managers and program managers
  • Experience designing innovative products for desktop and mobile
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with user research methods and analysis
  • Expertise with Figma and other prototyping tools
  • Excellence in design craft
  • Ability to work with a low-ego, highly collaborative, cross-functional team
  • Excited about working in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment

Even if you don't directly have the skills above, please consider applying. We know talent takes many different shapes.


  • 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. #Hybrid

The expected base pay range 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.