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Technical Program Manager, Accessibility

Lyft

SF, CA,US

At Lyft, a community is what we are and it’s what we do. It’s what makes us different. To create the best ride for all, we start in our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization where all team members are recognized for what they bring.

Lyft connects people to transportation to change the way we live and get around our communities. Lyft’s engineering team is growing rapidly, and we are looking for Technical Program Managers to help us scale. Come be part of a team at Lyft focused on enabling and empowering engineering teams to deliver at scale.

Technical Program Managers at Lyft drive cross-functional initiatives, leveraging strong leadership, planning, communication, and collaboration skills. Our TPMs are technically strong with software engineering or systems engineering experience. They are problem solvers who make things happen around them by setting clear goals and inspiring teams to deliver. TPMs 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.

We are seeking a highly skilled, multi-faceted Technical Program Manager responsible for the accessibility program enabling Lyft to build experiences that are robust for people with disabilities. In this role, you will collaborate with engineering and cross functional teams across the company to help us build an inclusive product and company.
Responsibilities:
Lead iterative delivery of strategic cross-functional initiatives from concept to ship, through focus, transparency, communication, visibility, and accountability
Leverage deep technical expertise with large-scale, distributed 24x7 production systems to build comprehensive plans, to identify risks, and to ensure smooth project launches with a goal of delighting our passengers and drivers
Partner with engineering, product, and business leadership to build highly collaborative teams and to enhance communication across teams and stakeholders
Identify and resolve systemic issues impacting Lyft engineering and aggressively take action to resolve
Experience & Skills:
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 24x7 production operations
Experience compiling and presenting business & technology options, backed by data & experimentation, to decision makers
At least two years of software engineering, data science, or systems engineering experience

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