Firmware Manager, Bikes & Scooters

    • San Francisco, CA

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.

Lyft’s Bikes & Scooters team is developing the future of micro-mobility and we are looking for a Firmware Engineering Manager to come in and drive the development of our newest vehicles.  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 varying technical backgrounds and interests -- some are involved in the technical details of their team and others provide general technical direction and oversight. As managers, our job is to keep teams efficient and executing on the right goals. We build teams that are inclusive, helpful, and have a strong sense of ownership for the things they build.


  • 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

  • Write design specifications and participate in hardware and software design reviews

  • Participate in hands-on hardware bringup, system debugging, and code optimization

  • Analyze and implement solutions for performance bottlenecks

  • Understand and deal well with rapid development cycles; remain flexible and calm in the face of uncertainty

  • Prioritize and lead projects from end to end

  • Lead the team in architecture and design

  • Work across engineering to build relationships with other teams. Use their feedback and understand their goals to build and prioritize a roadmap for your team

  • Build teams that are collaborative, inclusive, and respectful of each other

  • Provide continuous feedback, address underperformance, and recognize the individual strengths and contributions of your team members


  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and leadership skills; ability to inspire team members

  • Technical knowledge of firmware and embedded systems, especially focused on consumer products

  • Knowledge of RTOS and Linux embedded system challenges. Support early definition and drive closure of architecture and technical opens

  • Strong background in object oriented design, prioritizing testability, and reusability

  • Deep experience working closely with sensors and actuators

  • Deep knowledge of software architecture for microcontrollers and SOC (system on chip)

  • Experience with build schedules, identify critical paths, and maintain throughout execution

  • Experience as a technical leader for two or more years

  • Proficiency of operating systems architecture and designs

  • Experience leading engineers at all levels, and skilled at guiding them through their career development. Motivate and instill a strong sense of ownership in your team

  • Help to instill and foster embedded engineering best practices


  • Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options

  • Mental health 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 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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