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Engineering Manager, Developer Console



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

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.

Our Infrastructure team is passionate about building software to solve problems at a massive scale. We do this often and when we believe our solution is worth sharing with the community we open source our ideas for the benefit of others. For example, the most popular service proxy Envoy was created right here at Lyft and open sourced for the community to benefit from.

We count on the reliability of our infrastructure to empower Lyft teams to provide rich experiences for our customers that are reliable and available in order to ensure our transportation platform connects people and places. 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 diverse technical backgrounds and interests. As managers it is our job to remain curious and continuously deliver impact by driving our team’s technical direction and vision. 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 scalable 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.

Join us to build the next iteration of our robust, scalable and performant control plane that provides our customers with a simple and intuitive interface to control production Lyft services. Our team builds and maintains the control systems that manage our runtime infrastructure – ensuring service deployments are uneventful, runtime configurations are easy to modify and engineers are able to control their services through a common user experience.


  • Lead Infrastructure Engineering teams responsible for maintaining and improving our infrastructure
  • Balance feature development speed and reliability with service-level objectives
  • 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, guide individuals on their performance, and recognize the 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 stakeholders 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


  • 2+ years of experience as an Engineering Manager. Previous experience managing Infrastructure teams a bonus
  • You have a technical background and are able to contribute to planning and design discussions
  • Experience working on teams responsible for maintaining and operating infrastructure at a massive-scale
  • Experience with Terraform and/or building systems that enable infrastructure to be defined as code
  • You are steadfastly focused on your customers, whether they are drivers, passengers, or other Lyft employees
  • Experience leading a team of engineers and guiding them through their career development
  • You have built teams and products that scale with the company’s evolving needs
  • You enjoy working in a collaborative environment, and you’re committed to driving projects to completion creatively
  • You have built teams that are motivated and value a strong sense of ownership
  • Experience guiding teams through planning, prioritization, and execution of work


  • 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 range of pay for this position in the New York City 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.