Product Designer - New York

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.

Our mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. We are working to reshape cities to be built around people, not cars.

As a designer for Lyft in New York City, you’ll be instrumental in shaping the culture and office. While a remote office has its own unique challenges, you’ll be involved in defining processes that enable us to do great work as a team, while maintaining a strong connection with our colleagues back at HQ in San Francisco. Since we’re located in one of the biggest cities in the world, you’ll be in a unique position to solve challenges that will have impact across all our markets and improve lives with the world’s best transportation.

In a lot of ways we function as a startup, meaning we all work closely and collaboratively across organizations to align on product vision and ship product. Our Design and Research teams live and breathe user-centered process to create the best possible, end-to-end, experience for millions of Passengers and Drivers daily. We can be scrappy when we need to be, though we are always focused on quality and impact.

As a qualified candidate, you have a track record of leading projects to successful outcomes for users and the business. You are a strong cross-functional partner, great communicator, and are able to take a solution from idea to implementation. You uphold a high quality bar and have a strong appreciation for the details. Above all, you approach problems holistically and create elegantly simple solutions to multi-faceted problems.


  • Problem solve, think big, and explore divergent concepts/ideas while understanding how to converge and build iteratively towards your vision.

  • Plan strategically and think tactically as a partner with product and engineering to define the future of our passenger team.

  • Influence the shape of the product with research and data while executing design work using high quality wireframes, mockups, user journeys, and cross-platform interactive prototypes.

  • Advocate for design by sharing your work and presenting cross-functionally, while being able to precisely articulate design rationale.

  • Inspire the entire team (including your cross-functional) partners by bringing new ideas to the table.

  • Create a unified, end-to-end experience through close collaboration with team members from across the Product and Marketing Design Teams.   

Experience & Skills:

  • 6+ years of experience working in UX, UI, HCI related field with experience working on mobile

  • Experience designing on multiple platforms (iOS, Android, Mobile web, Desktop, etc)

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Highly proficient with design tools (Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)

  • Highly proficient with interactive prototyping tools (Framer, Principle, Origami, Invision Studio, etc.)

  • Excellence in design craft

  • Ability to work with a low-ego, highly collaborative, cross-functional team

  • Excited about working in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment

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.

See Inside the Office of Lyft

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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