Responding to COVID-19: compare real-time changes in rider demand across cities

Full-stack Web Developer (Internal Tooling)

Montreal, Canada

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Beneath the shiny surface of Transit — the starburst colours of the homescreen, the feelgood quirkiness of GO crowdsourcing, the strangely omniscient trip planner— is a rich and mysterious mine of transit data. To mere mortals, it’s bits and bytes: obscure, inscrutable. But to you it tells a story: spanning 300+ cities, millions of trips each month, this-many tickets sold, that-many successful transfers, who-knows-how-many service disruptions (we do)...our data contains the story of how cities move.

As our next data hire, you’ll help us tease meaning out of that data: helping us spin up dashboards and APIs so we can better understand how our riders are using the app and moving about their cities. You’ll be joining our Neo/Morpheus/Trinity team, mastering Transit’s in-house matrix of microservices which let us deliver transit information to riders with the utmost reliability. Working with our team of data analysts, you’ll concept and build automated tools that improve the transit outcomes for hundreds of cities — and millions of riders — as soon as you git push.

But your work will not only give us a better grasp of transit behaviour (so quirky) or save our riders from ride-ruining data feed disasters. It will improve the way public transportation actually runs on the ground. Dozens of transit agencies will be relying on the metrics you capture and the dashboards you design to deliver faster, friendlier, and more efficient transit service. Thereby making public transit the preferred way to skrrrt around town for even more riders! So come on, Trinity, take the green pill 👊😎👊

📝 Responsibilities

✅ Requirements

💯 Would be nice if…

Don’t feel like all the requirements apply to you but you still think you’d be a great fit for Transit? Don’t hesitate to apply!


💰 Compensation and benefits

👨‍💻 A note on diversity

Public transit is used by overwhelmingly more women and people of colour than other modes of transportation. We try to make sure the diversity of our users is reflected in the team that serves them. Because when we include people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and identities — we end up building a better app for everyone who uses Transit.

We encourage candidates of all ages, genders, origins and orientations to apply. If you’d like to specify which pronouns you’d like to be referred to, feel free to include that in your application email.

And if your lived experience has given you a unique perspective on all things transportation, mobility, accessibility, urbanism? Let us know, and we’ll make sure your application gets the attention it merits.

PS: When you apply, let us know how you heard about the position! Whispers, grapevines, middle-of-the-night google searches? We’re dying to know.


📬 How to apply

Transit is a "let me teach you how to do that" kind of work environment. And we’re excited to have you join it. Ready to apply? Shoot us an email at [email protected] with a quick summary of who you are and some projects you’re proud to have worked on. We look forward to meeting you!