Paid Lyft Software Engineering Apprenticeship

Paid Lyft Software Engineering Apprenticeship


9 months


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TechHire Oakland is excited to share Lyft’s Software Engineering Apprenticeship

DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in creating the real-time transportation network of the future? Do you get excited about making cities feel smaller and bridging the transportation / tech gap to bring people together? Lyft’s Software Engineering Apprenticeship is a program designed to connect engineers with nontraditional professional backgrounds to opportunities to scale within a growth oriented environment working closely with production engineers at Lyft. Apprentices come from a variety of disciplines and contribute with code as well as unique perspectives that make them critical parts of our growing team.

STRUCTURE: For the first 6 months you will be working on tasks for a variety of different teams. Working closely with your apprenticeship lead, you’ll be tasked with building out the systems that our team works with every day, while continuing to develop your software engineering skills by experiencing every aspect of building at Lyft - including gathering requirements, designing technical specs, executing, and building out monitoring to verify that the features are making the intended impact. Your day-to-day tasks will include participating in team standups, pair programming with other engineers, and working with teams as needed to ensure successful feature roll out. After the first 6 months of the program, you will do a 3 month rotational internship embedded in one of Lyft’s other engineering teams, using your experience to continue to build features for all of Lyft.

ROLES: Software Engineering

DURATION: 9 months

LOCATION: San Francisco


  • Ages 18+

  • Experience working with a web application framework, knowledge of RESTful APIs

  • Comfort with an object-oriented language.

  • Great oral and written communication skills

  • An eagerness to learn, a willingness to teach

  • No degree requirements. Looking for bootcamp completion, equivalent certificate via community college, or equivalent self-taught skill level.


Lyft seeks applicants from groups underrepresented in the technology sector:

1) Apply here:

2) Follow Up:

Let us know you’ve applied at, if you are:

(1) an East Bay (Alameda + Contra Costa County) resident of color, and

(2) you’re from an underrepresented ethnic group in tech: African-American/Black, American Indian/Native American, Filipina, Korean, Latinx, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, and Vietnamese, or mixed race with a parent from one of the above groups.

This will allow us to vouch for you. Also make sure you've filled out our TechHire Oakland Talent Form so we have you registered in our talent pool.

Feel free to contact with any questions.