Lyft was founded in 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Available to approximately 95 percent of the United States population as well as select cities in Canada, Lyft is committed to affecting positive change for our cities by promoting transportation equity through affordable rides, bikeshare systems, electric scooters, and public transit partnerships.
Behind every successful Lyft product you’ll find the world’s best talent, bringing their unique experiences into the innovation process. As we grow our workforce, we put a great deal of care into where we expand our footprint, keeping our business and the local community in mind. That is why we are thrilled to announce the launch of Lyft’s very first Latin American office in one of the world’s most important cultural and financial centers: Mexico City.
The new CDMX office will be another home for our engineering teams, tapping into the wealth of entrepreneurial and innovative talent from Mexico’s finest institutions. While we have no immediate plans to offer rideshare in Mexico, CDMX is well poised to be our primary hub for all of Latin America, where team members will be able to collaborate from similar time zones with colleagues across North and South America and enjoy direct flights to our offices around the world.
What began as a small team of 5 talented Software Engineers in early 2020 is already blossoming into a world-class Engineering location that we are excited to expand over the coming years. We hired 48 team members in 2020, with plans to triple that number by the end of 2021. CDMX engineers are working hand-in-hand with the US-based teams and leaders to solve complex problems and bring more innovation to our product lines. Many have joined our Fleet team, with ambitious goals to help move Lyft toward an increasingly electric and autonomous vehicle future. Lyft’s Fleet business is responsible for the strategic investments that pave the road for Lyft to operate fleets of the future at scale and with hyper-efficiency. We are currently operating one of the largest vehicle fleets in the US, under our Express Drive and Lyft Rentals programs, as well as building a nationwide network of Vehicle Services. We are looking forward to growing our engineering footprint and supporting the business in other areas over the coming months, such as Rideshare, Mobile, Product Management, Design, and Data Science.
We are so grateful to participate in the thriving technical ecosystem in Mexico City. We envision a world where cities are more accessible. Where transportation and tech bring people together, instead of apart. We see the future as community-driven — and it starts with you. If you’re attracted to Lyft’s mission of improving people’s lives through the world’s best transportation, we would love to have you consider joining our team!