Mechanical Engineer, 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 Mechanical Engineer to come in and help drive the development of our newest vehicles and sustain our fleet in operation.


  • Drive design decision by collaborating with product, engineering (EE/ME/FW/SW), reliability, and systems engineering teams

  • Lead post-launch sustaining activities intended to support a smooth transition into production while maintaining high quality standards

  • Derive technical architecture and engineering specifications from product requirements

  • Use analysis to support engineering designs

  • Lead sustaining and continuous improvement projects from concept through release and into field operations.

  • Work with GSM and Manufacturing teams to vet supply chain and production partners

  • Prototype; create quick experimental mock-ups and meticulous mechanical models

  • Research technologies and scope development opportunities

  • Develop CAD databases and drawing packages, and drive handoff to manufacturers

  • Support the build and test product development cycle, travel required

  • Test failure analysis and solution validation to complete successful product development

  • Conduct field failure analysis and solution evaluation

  • Lead large projects from idea to positive execution

  • Act on feedback to learn and grow

  • Effectively communicate across cross functional teams to achieve results


  • BS or MS degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical field, and 5+ years of related industry experience

  • Experience leading the development of a feature or module of a consumer product 

  • Strong foundation in mechanical engineering fundamentals, including solid mechanics, electromagnetics, thermodynamics, and knowledge of basic engineering materials and manufacturing processes

  • Experience in performing tolerance analyses and working through DFM challenges with external vendors

  • Proactive problem solving, with experience in failure analysis, root cause investigation, and DOE creation

  • Skilled in 3D CAD, Basic GD&T knowledge and experience releasing 2D drawings

  • Working knowledge of FEA principles

  • Experience traveling to manufacturing partners 

  • Track-record for successfully shipping product and working cross functionally across an organization


  • Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options

  • In addition to 11 observed holidays, salaried team members have unlimited 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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