November 2021 Jobs: Transit (App) – Backend Infrastructure Developer

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Many thanks to our Bike Level Sponsor, Transit, for their support!

Backend Infrastructure Developer

Montreal, Canada (open to remote candidates)

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

  • Design, build and manage the infrastructure we need to keep growing.
  • Update existing services to make them more resilient, easier to test, easier to deploy.
  • Work alongside Transit’s other development teams to improve visibility on our infrastructure and services.

✅ Requirements

  • Mastery of Kubernetes and Docker
  • Ability to develop tools and services in mainstream programming languages
  • Knowledge of the usual suspects in the backend ecosystem (API servers, databases, CDNs, etc.)
  • Interested in site reliability engineering
  • Conversational skills in English (and ideally, Français)

💯 Would be nice if…

  • You’re passionate about urbanism and transit!
  • You’ve got a strong command of networking optimization.
  • You have experience with Google Cloud Platform’s buffet of managed services.
  • You have serial-sly strong opinions on serialization.

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

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
  • 5 weeks vacation
  • 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 Zoom backgrounds in the world

👨‍💻 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 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.

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