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Backend developer (TypeScript/Python)

Montreal, Canada

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Say it takes 650 seconds to walk to your bus stop. Now, imagine leaving your house 649 seconds before your bus “should” arrive. You walk your normal pace, you turn the last corner, and just as you reach the stop—your bus pulls in.

It sounds amazing. Unlikely. Too good to be true. But thanks to our real-time data engineers, we’re closer than ever. Transit supports vehicle tracking in all major cities: we pull real-time data from agency servers, add some special sauce, then share those departure times with millions of riders. Will they have time for one more cup of coffee? Or will they have to sprint to the stop?

That’s for you to say: you’ll be unifying messy APIs, extracting relevant data, and linking it together with our static transit info. You’ll be scaling and refining our in-house prediction tools and algorithms. You’ll be merging agency real-time with crowdsourced data from millions of users. The fruits of your labour? Reliable real-time, no missed trips, and millions of happy riders. The extra coffee probably helped ;)

📝 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

$70,000 CAD - $120,000 CAD per year

👨‍💻 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.