Frontend Engineer, Autonomous

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. We embrace the powerful positive impact autonomous transportation will bring to our everyday lives and with our ambition, we will become a leader in the development and operation of such vehicles. Thanks to our network, with hundreds of millions of rides every year, we have the means to make autonomy a safe reality. As a member of Level 5, you will have the opportunity to develop and deploy tomorrow’s hardware & software solutions and thereby revolutionize transportation.

Frontend Engineers at Lyft build and own innovative web applications using advanced JavaScript, CSS, and HTML, with a desire to achieve exceptional design fidelity, usability, accessibility, and performance across both desktop and mobile browsers. They are responsible for sound technical execution of web projects through hands-on development, quality-assurance, and prototyping. Projects will require close collaboration with autonomy, integration, operations and backend teams to build web tools using bleeding edge web technologies. These projects may occur simultaneously, so you must be able to juggle multiple concurrent initiatives. We will also expect you to champion sound frontend standards to engineers, designers, and management. 


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

  • Take ownership of a project or feature

  • Collaborate with team members throughout the day with questions and updates

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

  • Write comprehensive tests of functionality, and ensure that they pass

  • 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 passenger

 Experience & Skills:

  • Must have 5+ years of software engineering industry experience

  • Advanced level knowledge of JavaScript, CSS, and HTML5

  • Experience working with Product, Design, and Engineering

  • Experience working with leading JavaScript frameworks, like React 

  • Good understanding of how browsers and DOM work

  • An interest in investigating and learning about web performance

Additional Skills:

  • Experience with WebGL libraries like three.js

  • Knowledge of the OpenGL rendering pipeline

  • Experience with TypeScript, or a desire to learn about it

  • Experience with Google Protocol Buffers

  • Understanding of mathematical foundations of computer graphics

  • A passion for 3D graphics and data visualization

  • Proficiency with Git or other distributed version control systems

  • Knowledge of browser developer tools

  • Fluency with the Unix command line interface

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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