- Merge hundreds of third-party APIs in various formats (some clean as a whistle, others plain nasty) into a single, scalable, elegant API
- Develop strategies and tools that allow multiple sets of data to be cross-matched and merged if necessary
- Build services that scale efficiently with fluctuations of the data
- Process vehicle location data in real time in order to warn users when there is a detour on their trip
- A minimum of 2 years or equivalent of Node.JS/TypeScript or Python
- Knowledge of object-oriented & functional programming
- Experience building backend server systems that process big amounts of data
- Experience dealing with REST APIs (JSON, XML, GET, POST, etc.)
- Satisfactory communication skills in English and/or French
💯 Would be nice if…
- Polyglot! The more languages you can speak, write and understand, the better
- Knowledge of both Node.JS and Python, regexp, bash (bonus points for C++)
- Expertise with Rust
- Comfortable with Kubernetes and Cloud deployments
- Used to work with Git and GitHub
- Passionate about cities, urbanism, public transit, design, technology, or all the above
- Experience dealing with multiple sources of data and different APIs
- Familiarity with transportation data formats like GTFS, GTFS-rt, NEPTUNE, TransitXChange...
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
$70,000 CAD - $120,000 CAD per year
- Stock options
- Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
- 5 weeks vacation
- Four-day work week for everyone
- Apple laptop and equipment
- $1,500 annual mobility allowance. STM? BIXI? Uber? E-bike? Scooter? Going car-free is free at Transit.
- A training and development budget
- Generous maternal/paternal/parental leave policy. Gotta fill out our tandem bicycles somehow!
- Flexible work hours
- Spend your days surrounded by first-rate teammates and the best view of Montreal and/or [insert exotic Zoom background]
- When you’re in the office: you’ll be in urbanist heaven, surrounded by Mile End’s urban gardens, bike paths, BIXI docks, bus stops, a metro station, and limitless restaurants… cafés… bars… concert halls… bagel boutiques…
- Communal lunch-and-learn with free food in the office each week
👨💻 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
Send your resume, GitHub account and other relevant info to [email protected].
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.