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Simulation Operations Analyst

Lyft – Palo Alto, CA

At Lyft, 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.
From day one, Lyft s mission has been to improve people s lives with the world s best transportation. And self-driving cars are critical to that mission: they can make our streets safer, cities greener, and traffic a thing of the past. That s why we started Level 5, our self-driving division, where we re building a self-driving system to operate on the Lyft network.
Level 5 is looking for doers and creative problem solvers to join us in developing the leading self-driving system for ridesharing. Our team members come from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, and each has the opportunity to have an outsized influence on the future of our technology. Our world-class software and hardware experts work in brand new garages and labs in Palo Alto, California, and offices in London, England and Munich, Germany. And we re moving at an incredible pace: we re currently servicing employee rides in our test vehicles on the Lyft app. Learn more at lyft.com/level5 ( http://lyft.com/level5 ).
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Responsibilities:
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  • Be an expert in using simulation tools available to the Level 5 to craft scenarios for simulating and testing self driving vehicle behavior
  • Develop scenarios for testing simulation capabilities and help the simulation toolset improve by providing the feedback to the simulation team
  • Onboard and train other users of the simulation toolset
  • Document and demonstrate the capability of the simulation toolset that the simulation team developed
  • Create, maintain and manage simulation scenarios for other users of the simulation platform and toolset
  • Work closely with other members on different teams to identify bottlenecks of the simulator and devising solutions to them
  • Work effectively in a diverse team of engineers
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Experience & Skills:
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  • Experience as a game level designer, game content designer, systems engineer, or simulation tests designer
  • Experience working with Unix/Linux systems, both in graphics UI and command line
  • Knowledge of software development processes, QA processes and tools
  • Knowledge of at least one scripting language, such as Python
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills
  • Excellent level of attention to detail and the ability to describe situations accurately in technical terms
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Nice To Have:
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  • Experience with existing game engine editor, such as Unreal Engine Editor or Unity3d Editor.
  • A degree or professional experience in CS
  • Programming skill and experience in professional setup
  • Basic knowledge of autonomous vehicles and vehicle dynamic model (braking distance, acceleration profiles, etc)
Lyft is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Lyft does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. Lyft also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and local ordinances, and its internal policy, Lyft will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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