Return to jobs Return to jobs

Principal Software Engineer, Rider



Posted over 30 days ago...

Join Lime as a Principal Engineer and Shape the Future of Urban Mobility


icon Salary

£171000 - £235000

icon Location

Toronto, ON

icon Nomad Friendly?

100% Remote- Worldwide

icon Expires

Expires at anytime

icon Visa

Visa sponsor

Organisation summary

At Lime, we're revolutionizing urban transportation with our expansive fleet of shared electric vehicles. Our mission is to make transit affordable, convenient, and eco-friendly. We've been recognized as a leader in the industry, celebrated for our influence and commitment to sustainability. With a profitable year behind us, we are pioneers in the micromobility space, looking for passionate individuals to join our journey.

Role Summary

  • Architect scalable platforms and lead new product initiatives to enhance rider experiences.
  • Drive mentorship and develop the next generation of leaders within Lime's engineering team.
  • Create long-term technical roadmaps and align technical investments with business needs.
  • Identify and resolve organizational bottlenecks to improve the overall engineering function.
  • Influence Lime's engineering culture and provide strategic advice to leadership on technology and processes.

Role Requirements

  • Over 8 years of software engineering experience with a successful track record in product development.
  • A visionary mindset with a focus on long-term technical strategies.
  • Exceptional decision-making skills and a history of sound judgment.
  • Strong communication abilities for both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • A collaborative problem solver who can address business and organizational challenges.

Why Lime?

  • Competitive salary, bonuses, and pre-IPO equity.
  • Health and wellness programs from day one.
  • Flexible vacation and family-friendly leave policies.
  • Access to financial advisors and retirement planning.
  • Free use of Lime vehicles in hundreds of cities.
  • Professional growth opportunities and a culture of belonging.

If you're eager to make a significant impact and contribute to changing how cities move, apply to Lime—even if you don't meet every qualification. Discover more on our career page.

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. Our electric bikes and scooters have powered 400+ million rides in 250+ cities on 5 continents, replacing an estimated 100+ million car trips. Named a Time 100 Most Influential Company and Fast Company Brand That Matters, we achieved a fully profitable year in 2022, becoming the first in our industry to reach this milestone.

We are looking for an accomplished and forward-thinking Principal Engineer to become an integral part of the Rider Team. The rider team is the heart of Lime. We serve our riders from their first trip until they become power riders. As a pivotal member, you will wield significant influence in shaping both the engineering vision and the business landscape. The responsibility for steering the engineering culture, shaping the future of rider experiences, and propelling the growth of Lime's micromobility platform rests squarely in your capable hands.

Step into the role of a principal engineer, where you'll make impactful decisions on backend-mobile interfaces, tech choices, and processes. Dive into cool projects, from major innovations to scaling up successful initiatives like revamping interfaces for smoother rider experiences, supercharging swapstations for easy battery swaps and rider discounts, and streamlining parking and onboarding to enhance Lime's user-friendliness. Your mission? Elevate testing, code quality, and proudly showcase these innovations to friends and family in real life. Ready for the ride?

What you’ll do:

Identify, define, and solve mission-critical consumer-facing rider problems, including architecting and building highly scalable foundational product platforms, leading new product initiatives, and revamping core rider experiences. Guide and inspire Lime's engineers, fostering mentorship, and nurturing emerging leaders. Proactively recognize needs several years out, and establish long-term roadmaps to keep our technical investments tracking the needs of the business. Spot bottlenecks, lead resolving them, and influence others (prioritization/staffing) to enhance the larger organization. Play a key role in influencing the company's engineering culture. Provide strategic counsel to Lime's leadership, offering insights on crucial technology adoption and recommending process enhancements.

About you:

8+ years of industry professional software engineering experience and a track record of building and maintaining successful products. Visionary. Leader for long-term technical vision and roadmap. Exceptional decision-maker. Proven track record of being consistently right with strong judgment. Introspective. Actively seeks diverse perspectives and challenges own beliefs. Effective communicator. Clearly communicates technical and non-technical topics. Problem Solver. Collaborates closely with product and engineering leaders to solve business and organizational challenges.

The anticipated salary range for this position is CA$171,000.00 - CA$235,000.00 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 equity

Health and wellness offerings for all team members starting day one including access to top-tier fitness and mindfulness apps

Flexible vacation policies with ample paid holidays tailored to country of residence

Fully-paid leave following the birth or adoption of a child and financial, medical and educational support for Limers pursuing parenthood

Support for retirement and financial goals with unlimited access to financial advisors

Unlimited, complimentary use of our vehicles in hundreds of cities around the world

Professional growth opportunities through quarterly learning days and top-tier tools

Opportunities to connect across teams and locations to network, socialize and volunteer

Culture of belonging with Employee Resource Groups that engage and promote cultural awareness and DEI training across all functions

Consistent 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. 


Hire with Escape

Showcase your progressive organisation and post your open roles to the biggest UK community of purpose driven job seekers.

Get Started