2019 New Grad Software Engineer, Generalist

*Please note that we are only considering candidates who can start full-time in 2019*

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. New Grad Software Engineers work side-by-side with top engineers in the industry while having autonomy from the get-go. They contribute to user-facing products and are able to see their work go live quickly. Lyft fosters a collaborative environment in the office, so there's always a sharp mind eager to hear about your next idea. So what's yours?


  • Brief daily meeting to sync with small cross-functional team (scrum)

  • Go off and crank on your project, checking in with other team members throughout the day with questions and updates

  • You leave the code in a better state than when you found it (progressive refactor)

  • You value reliability, ensured by automated testing (unit, integration and load tests)

  • Participate in code reviews to ensure code quality and distribute knowledge

  • Continuous integration and deployment

  • Go home knowing that your work today is meaningfully improving the lives of every Lyft driver and every Lyft passenger


  • Required 0-1 years of industry experience

  • Preferred degree completion in Computer Science or a related field

  • Strong knowledge of CS fundamentals

  • Previous industry internship experience at technology company 

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Passion for community, sustainability, and/or transportation

  • Ability to thrive in a startup environment

  • Experience with real-time technology problems

  • Contributions to open source projects

  • Experience working with databases, relational or NoSQL

  • Experience with MongoDB or MySQL query optimization

  • Experience solving real-time technology problems

  • Experience with mobile development

  • Previous work with social networks


  • Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options

  • In addition to 11 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

  • Monthly commuter subsidy to cover your transit to work

  • 20% off all Lyft rides

Lyft is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Lyft does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. Lyft also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and local ordinances, and its internal policy, Lyft will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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Lyft is a friendly, affordable ride whenever you need one. Users download the app, request a ride, and get picked up by a friendly driver—all within minutes. From the moment users hop into the car, Lyft is more than a ride. Lyft believes that transportation can bring people together and make communities better, and the company works to creates a new way to live in cities.

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