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Software Engineer, Risk

at Lyft

Toronto, Canada

At Lyft, our mission is to improve people's lives with the world's best transportation. To accomplish this, we start with our community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization.

We are looking for experienced backend software engineers to join our Risk Tech engineering team. Our vision is to tangibly reduce risk on the Lyft platform, and build the best tools and workflows for both internal and external parties to collect and report accident details quickly, accurately, and comprehensively and provide people with the help they need. Our team is dedicated to establishing a single, Unified Risk Platform where the end to end claim workflows across all teams/business lines are efficiently managed, all communications are consolidated, all data is organized for data-driven intelligence, which enables a cost efficient claim operation at individual and overall program levels, and ultimately drive down risks and cost as Lyft businesses scale.


  • Design, develop, deploy, monitor, operate and maintain existing or new elements of our Risk Tech suite
  • Own feature from product spec to successful high quality development, deployment and maintenance
  • Write well-crafted, well-tested, readable, maintainable code
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure code quality and distribute knowledge
  • Incorporate considerations for business context and failure modes in your work
  • Unblock, support and communicate with stakeholders to achieve results
  • Participate in our teams on-call rotations, respond to incidents and support other teams mitigate customer impacting events


  • 3+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience with object-oriented programming
  • Experience in distributed systems
  • Experience defining API schemas and developing backend services in a micro services environment
  • Experience working with databases, relational or NoSQL
  • Experience writing clear and scalable design documentation
  • When facing a problem that's poorly defined or outside of your expertise, you can quickly learn what you need to dig in, make sense of the problem, and start working towards a solution
  • You're a great communicator, and can advocate for your proposals while also empathizing with your teammates' goals and priorities
  • You have a history of going out of your way to help out your fellow engineer to make them more productive
  • You collaborate well with a geographically distributed team


  • Extended health and dental coverage options, along with life insurance and disability benefits
  • Mental health benefits
  • Family building benefits
  • Access to a Health Care Savings Account
  • In addition to provincial observed holidays, team members get 15 days paid time off, with an additional day for each year of service 
  • 4 Floating Holidays each calendar year prorated based off of date of hire
  • 10 paid sick days per year regardless of province
  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave. Biological, adoptive, and foster parents are all eligible

Lyft proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Lyft believes that every person has a right to equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, pardoned record of offences, or any other basis protected by applicable law or by Company policy.  Lyft also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.  Accommodation for persons with disabilities will be provided upon request in accordance with applicable law during the application and hiring process.  Please contact your recruiter now if you wish to make such a request.

This role will be in-office on a hybrid schedule — Team Members will be expected to work in the office 3 days per week on Mondays, Thursdays and a team-specific third day. Additionally, hybrid roles have the flexibility to work from anywhere for up to 4 weeks per year. #Hybrid


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