Manager, Product Safety Engineering

    • Palo Alto, 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.

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 an engineering manager in the Office of Safety and Compliance, you’ll drive the safety of our autonomous vehicle and micromobility vehicles and thereby revolutionize transportation. You will empower our team to deliver complex projects to ensure safety and compliance, while closely coordinating with other engineering, legal, and policy teams and external organizations.


  • Identify, develop, maintain and implement safety engineering policies, programs, and processes for Lyft’s automated vehicle and micromobility programs, in coordination with other Lyft offices including Level 5, Open Platform, AV Business Office, Governmental Affairs, Core Rideshare, Fleet, and Lyft Bikes and Scooters (LBS)

  • Work closely and cooperatively with L5 and LBS teams to innovate for AV safety & compliance engineering and develop a culture of safety across Lyft teams to maximize velocity of product development while ensuring customer, public, and employee safety

  • Develop an engineering Lyft-wide Safety Management Systems (SMS) to ensure organizational, quantitative risk management, safety assurance, and operational safety goals are met 

  • Manage engineers to develop safety cases for vehicle platforms, system, and sub-systems, including driving hazard analyses and technical safety requirements based on defined safety goals for the sub-systems

  • Serve as Lyft’s safety engineering technical lead with outside organizations and partnerships on AV and micromobility safety to drive Lyft’s business and technical strategy, including innovating for best practices, safety standards and metrics 

  • Proactively monitor and strategically influence the development of AV and micromobility safety regulations, standards, industry standards, and best practices, summarize, and communicate information to all Lyft offices

  • Perform complex safety incident investigations, drive resolution, and create and maintain appropriately-documented incident and issue reports 

  • Provide input and resolve issues in coordination with safety-related committees

  • Attend appropriate training to ensure professional development in the safety field

  • Conduct safety audits and make recommendations for process and content improvements

  • Work with Directors and Communications Teams to develop outward-facing safety messaging


  • 5+ years or more experience in vehicle or product safety or compliance (federal, state and local)

  • Experience in AV functional safety and SOTIF approaches & related V&V methodology, or related fields (aviation, robotics, automotive, micromobility, etc)

  • Experience with FMVSS, SAE, ISO, UL, and other regulatory and technical standards, incl experience in using the ISO 26262, 21448 or the IEC 61508 standards

  • Experience managing teams or direct reports in engineering and safety disciplines

  • Thorough knowledge of relevant rules, regulations, and standards

  • Self-motivated, and driven for self-development, works well in distributed environment,

  • Demonstrated good reading comprehension, technical writing, and communication skills

  • Effective organization and prioritization skills, Google Suite tools, Slack

  • Experience in conflict resolution

  • Must be able to travel to various locations with short notice


  • 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

  • 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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