Revolutionizing cars, reshaping the future

Lyft engineers are doing the best, most exciting work of their lives – and building one of the most important technological developments we’ll see in our lifetimes.

Lyft’s self-driving system

We believe in a future where self-driving cars make transportation safer and more accessible for everyone. With fewer cars on the road and less pollution in the air, we can reshape cities around people instead of cars.

That’s why we’re building a world-class self-driving system, and making sure the most exciting technology breakthroughs are applied to improving transportation.

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Meet our team

Our Level 5 Engineering Center is designed so each member can focus widely on the challenge at hand. This means team members can pick up responsibility, expand their skills, and have an outsized influence on the future of transportation.

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LucVP of Engineering

Luc leads all self-driving efforts at Level 5, as well as our Marketplace and Mapping divisions. He spent 12 years at Google, most recently as Senior Director of Engineering, and is considered the founder of Google Street View. Luc is listed as an inventor on 100 issued patents and has over 60 publications in computer vision, image analysis, and document recognition.

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AnanthaDirector of Engineering

Anantha leads our self-driving software development at Level 5. He was previously at Dropbox, Facebook, and Microsoft, where he led teams to build all kinds of software from operating systems to large scale web services. At Microsoft, Anantha earned a technical Emmy for innovations in 3D Graphics with his work on DirectX.

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RomHead of Hardware Engineering

Rom leads our self-driving hardware development at Level 5. For the last decade, he was a Senior Manager at Google leading the Camera Systems Team responsible for imaging platforms and designing high resolution camera systems. As an Aerospace Systems Engineer by training, Rom has extensive experience building and growing multi-disciplinary teams for projects involving photonics and optics for harsh environments.

We’re rapidly building our team

We are looking for the best and brightest. Our team members have built satellites, received Emmy awards, and even helped build the Mars Rover.

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The Road to Level 5

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The Road to Level 5

Equipping vehicles with the latest advancements in sensors

The Road to Level 5

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The Road to Level 5

Applying deep learning to predict and perceive the world around us

The Road to Level 5

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The Road to Level 5

Leveraging data from the millions of Lyft rides completed every day to train our vehicles

The Road to Level 5

Equipping vehicles with the latest advancements in sensors

The Road to Level 5

Applying deep learning to predict and perceive the world around us

The Road to Level 5

Leveraging data from the millions of Lyft rides completed every day to train our vehicles

Where we work

In Palo Alto, the Level 5 Engineering Center is the heart of Lyft’s self-driving division. This brand new, 90,000 sq. ft facility brings together a world-class team of hardware and software developers. We also have a headquarters in San Francisco, as well as satellite offices in Manhattan and most major metropolitan areas.

Together, we’re unlocking the self-driving future.

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