Senior Engineering Director, Systems Engineering at Lime

Posted on:
February 23, 2023

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Lime is the world's largest shared electric vehicle company. We’re on a mission to build a future where transportation is shared, affordable and carbon-free. Named a Time 100 Most Influential Company in 2021, Lime has powered 350+ million electric bike and scooter rides in 200+ cities on 5 continents, saving an estimated 75+ million car trips. Learn more about how we help the world #RideGreen at!

We are looking for a Senior Engineering Director to lead our fast-growing Systems Engineering organization. 

Lime’s global presence and loyal customer-base means our systems are critical transportation infrastructure for many large cities worldwide. Lime systems are technically diverse and technically deep, as is the team that builds them. Our systems range from application back-ends, to firmware and IoT infrastructure. Our small but mighty team is tackling challenges from communication infrastructure to applied AI, and we are growing. Although our systems must scale to serve the needs of our customers globally, at Lime we “Think Like a Local”, meaning our systems must conform to a variety of regional infrastructure, regulations, requirements and cultural norms. Lime is making transportation greener, and our systems organization is solving rewarding and challenging problems every day to achieve our mission.

As Senior Engineering Director, you will bring a breadth of experience that supports and grows the engineering muscle of a team taking on diverse technical challenges. You will take an engineering-first approach, meaning continuous improvement, systems and structure over heroics, with an eye towards ever increasing reliability and ever lowering cost/risk of continuous innovation. Ideal candidates are curious and able to dive deep when the situation demands it, and it is also necessary to backfill gaps in your expertise so that the team has the technical support it needs to change the way we move about our favorite cities.What you'll do: Grow and scale the team by attracting, hiring and retaining top talentDefine the long-term technical roadmap and strategic vision, alongside key stakeholdersProvide hands-on technical guidance and contributionsOptimize and develop effective processes to ensure the right prioritization effective delivery against goalsCollaborate with XFN and key stakeholders both directly and indirectly Contribute to shaping overall engineering culture at the companyAbout you: 6+ years of experience as an individual contributor; 6+ years leading teams as an engineering manager, with at 2 years leading an engineering organizationOwner’s mindset with strong execution. Have the passion and drive to apply engineering principles to solve complex, vague and sometimes urgent business problemsExperienced in working within high performing teams that consistently deliver business value and operationally excellent systemsExperience in partnering with other leads from engineering, product, operations and compliance to craft roadmaps and measures of successExcellent communication and effective prioritization skills in working with competing prioritiesHave domain expertise in at least one systems domain of responsibility (e.g. firmware, application backends, etc.)The anticipated salary range for this position is $236,000.00 - $300,000.00. Equity and benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, depending on the position offered. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range. Exact salary will ultimately depend on multiple factors, which may include the successful candidate's skills, experience and other qualifications as well as the candidate's location of residence. In addition to base salary, some roles may be eligible for a variable bonus based on a combination of company performance, employee performance, and management discretion.


Why Lime? When you join Lime, you join a global community of smart, caring, talented individuals working together to deliver world-changing results; striving to create an experience that enables Limers to do their best work. Here are some ways we support and invest in our team: 

Competitive salaries, performance-based annual bonus and pre-IPO equityHealth and wellness offerings for all team members starting day one including access to top-tier fitness and mindfulness appsFlexible vacation policies with ample paid holidays tailored to country of residenceFully-paid leave following the birth or adoption of a child and financial, medical and educational support for Limers pursuing parenthoodSupport for retirement and financial goals with unlimited access to financial advisorsUnlimited, complimentary use of our vehicles in hundreds of cities around the worldProfessional growth opportunities through quarterly learning days and top-tier toolsOpportunities to connect across teams and locations to network, socialize and volunteerCulture of belonging with Employee Resource Groups that engage and promote cultural awareness and DEI training across all functionsConsistent recognition of great work through meaningful rewards and career advancements

Benefits and perks vary depending on the nature of your employment and country of residence. Terms and conditions may apply.

If you want to make an impact, Lime is the place for you. Not sure if you meet all the qualifications? If this role excites you we encourage you to apply. Explore all opportunities on our career page.

Lime is an Equal Opportunity Employer, but that’s just the start. We believe different perspectives help us grow and achieve more. That’s why we’re dedicated to hiring and developing the most talented and globally diverse team – which includes individuals with different backgrounds, abilities, identities and experiences. Apply for this job

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