Veteran Googler heads to Lyft to lead 1,000-plus person engineering team

Eisar Lipkovitz, a veteran Google executive who most recently led the video and display advertising team there, is leaving the company to head up engineering efforts at Lyft .
As executive vice president of engineering, Lipkovitz will be leading Lyfts engineering team, which now eclipses 1,000 people.
Eisars hiring comes on the heels of massive growth at Lyft, specifically its engineering team.The ride-hailing companys engineering team, doubled in size in the last year. It also follows the hiring of another Google engineering veteranManish Gupta, who joined Lyft in August as vice president of engineering to build out the ride-hailing companys business platforms, including enterprise, partnerships and healthcare.
Gupta will report to Eisar.

Its clear that Lyft is tackling one of the most interesting and world-changingengineeringchallenges of our lifetime, and the team has done an exceptional job innovating through dispatch, matching, pricing, and mapping to create the overall experience. Eisar said. The work Lyft is doing intersects with my passion of operating extremely complex systems efficiently while developing strong leaders in tech, and I couldnt be more excited to join the team.
Eisar will report directly to Logan Green, Lyfts co-founder and CEO. Luc Vincent, who is vice president of Lyfts autonomous vehicle technology program, operates separately.
During Eisars 15 years at Google, he led the team that built Google display, video and apps advertising products. He previously worked on the infrastructure behind Google Search. He also worked atAkamai.
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