Operations Program Manager – Transit, Bikes and Scooters


  • Full Time

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

Lyft connects people to transportation to change the way we live and get around our communities. Lyft’s Transit, Bikes, and Scooters (TBS) team is growing rapidly, and we are looking for an Operational Program Manager (OPM) to help us implement incremental and iterative improvements to our hardware products. Come be part of a core team at Lyft focused on enabling and empowering engineering and operations teams to deliver solutions at immense scale.

Operations Program Managers at Lyft drive cross-functional initiatives, leveraging strong leadership, planning, communication, and collaboration skills. Our program managers are both operationally and technically strong with a combination of engineering, operations, and product experiences. They are problem solvers who make things happen around them by setting clear goals and inspiring teams to deliver. OPMs at Lyft are both strategic and tactical and do what it takes to successfully deliver key programs that have a material impact on the business.

The individual in this role will be focused on our sustaining fleet efforts for Lyft’s TBS operations. The focus will be on improving upon the currently deployed fleet of Lyft’s Bikes, Scooters, and Parking Infrastructure in two critical areas:

  1. Ideation: Managing the scoping/sizing of field failures and product improvements opportunities to provide prioritization of effort for the engineering team.
  2. Implementation: Coordinating the operational deployment of Hardware PRQs (Post-Ramp Qualifications), new firmware and/or software features to optimize in-fleet operability/reliability.  

In addition, it will involve a highly cross-functional effort across engineering, manufacturing, and operations (both central and local) to keep our entire fleet as healthy as possible.


  • Focus on observability: Identify, define, and drive the appropriate metrics required to keep our operations smooth – from availability on ground to usability definitions
  • Seek out the highest value improvements to our current fleet of rideables/infrastructure by distilling reliability, operational, and customer data to provide business rationale for the commitment of organizational resources
  • Work collaboratively with the technical program management (TPM) team on the development of engineering solutions during prototyping and field testing phases
  • Coordinate with the manufacturing program management (MPM) team to establish delivery schedules for materials/components. Along with upstream implementation of hardware improvements at point-of-manufacturing
  • Obtain operational resourcing and buy-in needed to deploy production-ready hardware, firmware/software improvements across our micro-mobility ecosystems
  • Bridge the gap between operations, manufacturing, supply chain, and engineering ensure all requirements for new market/product launches are understood and achieved
  • Partner with engineering, central /local operations, product, and data science leadership to drive highly collaborative teams and to enhance communication across teams and stakeholders
  • Build comprehensive plans, identify risks, and to ensure smooth project launches with a goal of delighting our passengers and drivers


  • Experience leading cross-functional teams to deliver complex projects iteratively with multiple dependencies and constraints, in a highly dynamic and agile environment
  • Proven ability to operate effectively and autonomously across multiple teams in situations of extreme ambiguity, with only high-level direction
  • Experience building roadmaps, release plans, project plans with a thorough understanding of dependency management
  • Able to communicate highly technical problems and solutions at all levels from engineer to partner to C-level executives
  • Able to influence, negotiate and inspire others in a matrixed environment. Excellent organization, planning skills, and attention to detail
  • Experience delivering projects in large-scale, distributed production systems, and 24×7 production operations
  • Experience compiling and presenting business & technology options, backed by data & experimentation, to decision makers
  • At least 8 years of hardware operations with an engineering background preferred
  • Product management experience a bonus


  • Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Mental health benefits
  • In addition to 12 observed holidays, salaried team members have unlimited paid time off, hourly team members have 15 days paid time off
  • 401(k) plan to help save for your future
  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave. Biological, adoptive, and foster parents are all eligible
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Lyft Pink – Lyft team members get an exclusive opportunity to test new benefits of our Ridership Program

Lyft is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment  without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

Until further notice, Lyft employees working in the United States and Canada in any capacity (on a daily or hybrid schedule, remote, or as a visitor) are required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and up to date against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated and up to date means an employee has: 1) received all recommended doses in a primary series of COVID-19 vaccine; and 2) either has received a booster dose or is not yet eligible to receive a booster dose but will do so when eligible. Lyft will maintain records associated with your vaccination history in a way that is compliant with all relevant Federal, state and local laws. Exceptions to this requirement are employees who require religious or medical exemption as approved through Lyft's accommodations process. New employees must provide proof of full vaccination or receive an accommodation exception approval prior to their start date.