Transit is now user-supported. It means riders and agencies get the best possible app

Backend Infrastructure Developer

Montreal, Canada (open to remote candidates)

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Picture your future self: you are the Mozart of microservices. Take away the conductor’s wand and replace it with the clackity-clack of a mechanical keyboard — you’ll help us refactor kludgy services into elegant symphonies, identify sources of high latency before they throw our users into fits of pique, and steer Kubernetes clusters with the calm hand of a maestro.

You’re passionate about service level objectives. Thinking about the lifecycle of microservices and how to make them more resilient is what gets you out of bed in the morning. You love running tests, automating tasks, reducing errors, ensuring that Transit (and its myriad microservices) enjoy more uptime than a giraffe that sleeps standing up.

Most importantly, you’ll help us scale our services to help millions of commuters. Your work will not only leave a lasting impact on Transit’s infra and our users’ happiness — the efficiencies you unlock will displace millions of car trips, curb CO2 emissions, and make 300+ cities more vibrant places to live.

Sound like your jam? Then we need you at Transit!

📝 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.

📬 How to apply

Shoot us an email at [email protected] with a CV, quick summary of who you are and why you’re interested in working at Transit, a link to your GitHub, and some projects you’re proud to have worked on. We look forward to meeting you!

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.