Welcoming New VP Engineering for Continued Growth Ahead

Welcoming New VP Engineering for Continued Growth Ahead

In 2014, we made major advances to transform transportation with new product experiences like Lyft Line and with scaled systems to power Lyft’s 5x growth in rides. With even more ambitious growth and innovation planned for 2015, we’re excited to share that Peter Morelli has joined Lyft to lead and grow our talented engineering team.

Peter brings to Lyft more than 15 years of engineering and leadership experience with high-growth technology companies. Most recently, Peter was Senior Director of Engineering at Twitter, where he globally scaled reliable, real-time web and mobile systems for the Twitter platform. Previously, Peter spent many years at Salesforce and oversaw APIs, query engines and the developer platform as Senior Director of Development and R&D. He also created and ran the Open Source program at Salesforce.

A native of San Francisco, Peter has long been passionate about making urban transportation more affordable and reliable. His experience as an engineering leader, combined with his enthusiasm for making drivers’ and passengers’ lives better, will further strengthen our best-in-class mobile experience. As we enter our next stage of growth, Peter will oversee Lyft engineering and aim to double the team’s size from 100 to 200 people by year’s end.

Peter joins a robust technology leadership team helping power Lyft’s unprecedented growth:

  • VP Data Science Chris Pouliot joined us from Netflix in November 2013 and now oversees a growing 10-person team that solves complex data challenges daily.
  • VP Product Tali Rapaport came to Lyft in January, and is charged with driving the experience for people who use Lyft – drivers and passengers alike.
  • CTO Chris Lambert leads team members on the frontlines for everything from core algorithms to mobile development. He’s been with Lyft for 2.5 years, but prior to that led several engineering projects at Google as part of Google Research, Google Mobile and Google Maps.

With more expansion for Lyft Line and innovative new programs like Drive Happy Districts and HotSpots bringing welcoming, affordable rides to even more people every day, there’s never been a better time to join the team. Visit lyft.com/jobs to learn more about our open positions.

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