APIs are like opinions. Everybody’s got one. But when you manage hundreds of different mobility APIs, you don’t want a chorus of conflicting opinions. You want the nice, smooth conformity of a (checks notes) benevolent dictatorship. Whether it’s a transit agency API, or one provided by a carshare/bikeshare/scooter/ridehail operator, it’ll be your job to work with those disparate sources—however messy they might be!—find the relevant endpoints, and make sure they’re all speaking the same language: ours.

You’ll be adding deep partner integrations. Ones that let Transit riders unlock a shared bike or scooter, book a carshare vehicle, hail a ride, compare prices and ETAs between operators, and pay/sign-up for the aforementioned services. (Yes, madame! All within one app.) You’ll also help us make it less cumbersome to purchase transit tickets: we’re adding mobile ticketing for multiple transit agencies, and you’ll be that project’s overseer.

What to expect? This job is ~20% back end, ~80% front end. “Back end” is codeword for creating consistency out of chaos, making sure every rider can expect a reliable experience when they go to a different Transit city, or try a different mode. “Front end” is codeword for breathless simplicity, sweating the details to ensure Transit isn’t just one place you can procure different modes of transport — it’s your default, because we make it so dang easy.

Examples of what you'd be working on:

  • Creating a new bikeshare, ridehail, scooter, or ticketing integration.
  • Working with product designers to create web-based user experiences in the app.
  • Setting up the required server-side components (proxies, vaults, etc.)
  • Creating dashboards to follow performance metrics.
  • Triaging, investigating bugs, fixing ones found in our current integrations.
  • Improving our internal sales reporting tools.
  • Working on our internal release and integration toolkits.

If you're interested, here’s what we need on your end:

Requirements

  • Strong TypeScript/JavaScript experience, both front end (mostly React) and back end (Node.js)
  • Experience in dealing with multiple sources of data and different APIs
  • Good knowledge of CSS and HTML
  • Familiarity with Git and GitHub
  • You're a self starter, adaptable and detail oriented
  • Conversational skills in English or French (preferably both)

Would-be-great-if section

  • Familiarity with function as a service platforms (FAAS, like AWS Lambda) and Kubernetes
  • Good visual sense (aka you know a pretty interface when you see one)
  • Passionate about urbanism & transit

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
  • $1,500 annual mobility allowance. STM? BIXI? Uber? E-bike? Scooter? Going car-free is free at Transit.
  • 4 weeks vacation
  • Apple laptop and equipment
  • Spend your days surrounded by first-rate teammates + the best view of Montreal
  • A training and development budget
  • Communal lunch-and-learn with free food on Fridays
  • Flexible work hours

We believe in the importance of an inclusive and diverse team. We welcome people of all ages, genders, ethnicities, orientations and backgrounds to apply.