Full-Time Job: iOS Engineer, San Francisco, CA (Lyft)

Job Title: iOS Engineer

Job location: San Francisco, CA

Employer: Lyft

Employment Type: Full-Time Job

Job Description

You are a motivated iOS developer who loves building reliable, intuitive and beautiful apps. This includes everything from pixel perfect UI implementations to performance optimization, API implementation and bug hunting. You are confident that you can jump straight into our code base and start improving our app for both drivers and passengers.

While our app appears simple, a lot of work goes into making it. The real time nature of the Lyft platform presents many interesting challenges, such as reliable location tracking of our large driver pool and data synchronization over unreliable mobile networks.

Creating a delightful user experience despite these factors is what drives the Lyft apps team, and you’ll be a key member of this team.

iOS Engineer | Responsibilities:

  • Work with our product and design teams to create a world class user experience Solve challenging real-time data transfer and synchronization problems Implement pixel perfect designs Prototype new features and redesign existing ones Extend and implement our APIs together in collaboration with the server team Improve our processes and product quality together with QA and release management Implement unit and UI automation tests

iOS Engineer | Requirements:

  • B.S., M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent, or 4+ years of software engineering
  • 1+ years’ experience with iOS


Lyft was launched from Zimride, which was founded in 2007.  Zimride is focused on the successful evolution of ridesharing, and has quickly become the largest online ridesharing network in North America.

Lyft was launched in June of 2012 in San Francisco, and has quickly become one of the fastest growing products in Silicon Valley.  Lyft is the latest evolution of p2p transportation, and is built as a mobile-first service.  Lyft along with its signature pink mustache have quickly gained widespread consumer adoption and public interest with recent features in the The Economist, Time Magazine and Techcrunch.


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