Reliability Engineer

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From day one, Lyft’s mission has been to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. And self-driving cars are critical to that mission: they can make our streets safer, cities greener, and traffic a thing of the past. That’s why we started Level 5, our self-driving division, where we’re building a self-driving system to operate on the Lyft network. 
Level 5 is looking for doers and creative problem solvers to join us in developing the leading self-driving system for ridesharing. Our team members come from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, and each has the opportunity to have an outsized influence on the future of our technology. Our world-class software and hardware experts work in brand new garages and labs in Palo Alto, California, and offices in London, England and Munich, Germany. And we’re moving at an incredible pace: we’re currently servicing employee rides in our test vehicles on the Lyft app. Learn more at


  • Work closely with hardware, software, and operations team to ensure uptime of the fleet.

  • Develop a thorough understanding of autonomous driving components in order to develop test plans and test cases to cover features at the subsystem and system levels.

  • Execute virtual and in-vehicle tests to validate the quality of new software that is being shipped

  • Timely triage test failures and work with software / hardware owners on fast resolution and validation.

  • Help streamline hardware build and software release process.

  • Provide training to operations on structured testing.

Experience & Skills:

  • Bachelor or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering or related fields.

  • 3+ years working experience involving testing complex integrated systems between software and hardware.

  • Strong test planning, execution, troubleshooting skills, at the subsystem and system levels.

  • Moderate to advanced experience with Linux system administration and systems engineering.

  • Experience with git and/or other software development tools.

  • Experience with Python or other scripting languages.  

  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills.

  • Highly responsible and dependable.

Nice To Have:

  • Work experience in robotics, aerospace, or automotive systems.

  • Experience working with CAN, sensor suite, and Hardware-in-the-Loop test environment.

  • Programming experience using C++

  • Able to curate technical documents from scratch (proposals, PRD, etc)pal

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