Software Engineer, Infrastructure

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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

Working in Autonomous infrastructure team gives a unique ability to understand how all the pieces of self-driving technology fit together: from perception and motion control to data pipelines and sensor integrations. We are building a strong infrastructure foundation for the whole autonomous vehicles program. If you are excited about being a force multiplier in a team of talented engineers working on cutting edge problems, we should talk!


  • Create infrastructure that enables rapid iteration across the entire team

  • Design and implement build, release, delivery, and deployment pipelines

  • Enforce best practices for polyglot software systems

  • Manage cloud and on-premise resources to support 200+ TB/day scale

  • Ensure operational excellence of Autonomous software systems

  • Level up, educate, and evangelize software systems knowledge across the entire Autonomous teams

Experience & Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of Software Engineering and Computer Science fundamentals. It usually comes with Bachelors in CS, but doesn’t have to be

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of talented engineers

  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience

  • Extensive programming experience. We love Rust and Scala. We also use C++, Go, and Python. You don’t have to know all of them, but should be excited to work with them!

  • Demonstrable skills with build toolchains. We use Bazel, GCC, and nvcc

  • Experience with infrastructure as code. Terraform is our tool of choice

  • Deep understanding of Linux operating systems and containerization. We use Docker and Kubernetes

  • Extended knowledge of cloud infrastructure. We utilize both AWS and GCP

Nice To Have:

  • Expertise with scaling version control systems, especially Git

  • Experience with multiple programming paradigms

  • Experience with the Linux kernel

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