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Software Engineer, Data Platform



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 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.

Front End Engineers at Lyft build and own fresh web applications using advanced JavaScript, React and Sass, with a desire to achieve design fidelity, usability, accessibility, and performance across both desktop and mobile browsers.

The Customer Care org at Lyft is constantly innovating and incorporating cutting edge technologies to improve the quality of support we provide to our customers. We are looking for experienced software engineers from a scope of disciplines. As an engineer at Lyft, you'll collaborate with teams like product, data science, analytics, and operations on code that empower us to iterate quickly, while focusing on delighting our customers. If you are excited about technologies and want to help build better products for our customers, this is the role for you!


  • Provide technical leadership and direction to the team, helping define the team’s roadmap, architecture, processes, and best practices
  • Write well-crafted, well-tested, readable, maintainable code. Leave the code in a better state than when you found it (progressive refactoring).
  • Perform thoughtful code reviews for colleagues to ensure code quality and distribute knowledge.
  • Unblock, support and effectively communicate cross functionally in order to achieve results.
  • Evangelize appropriate tech and engineering best practices, and occasionally give internal or external tech talks.
  • Participate in hiring activities: take part in technical interviews, live coding, share detailed feedback to hiring best technical talent in the function.
  • Act as a mentor to other developers on the team.


  • Must have 6+ years of software engineering industry experience
  • Advanced knowledge of JavaScript, CSS, and HTML
  • Experience working with modern JavaScript frameworks, like React
  • Experience working with NodeJS and Express applications
  • Experience working with design systems (e.g. Bootstrap, Salesforce Lightning, GitHub Primer)
  • Experience with unit, integration, and end-to-end testing
  • Experience working cross-functionally with Product and Design
  • Good understanding of web performance and how browsers and DOM work
  • Experience working with Twilio Flex is not a must but a plus!


  • 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 New York City area is $144,000 - $180,000. 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.