As a Software Engineer, you will help our Backend team build and maintain the systems that power the core journey planner app (router and real time data) as well as develop and expand our system around payment, ticketing and 3rd party integrations. This includes the information that is presented to the final user in the apps, but also the internal logs and metrics consumed by other systems and teams.

We recently completed the move to Kubernetes using AWS EKS and Karpenter - our deployment consists of around 5000 pods on average.

What You'll Do:

  • Design, maintain, and build backend systems that handle large amounts of transport data with zero downtime
  • Take ownership of development, maintenance, testing strategy, deployment, and operations.
  • Write, review and discuss technical documents
  • Provide support to other engineers and non-technical teams across Citymapper 
  • Have an impact on product development by making impactful technical decisions, influencing the system architecture, development practices and more

Who You Are:

  • You have strong experience working on a sizable project ( in terms of scale or feature set). 
  • A track record of working with Product teams would be preferred - ideally in a B2C environment. Generally, a minimum of 4 years of experience would be recommended.
  • You are proficient in cloud computing platforms would be ideal, preferably AWS and Kubernetes.
  • You have designed and built systems that are highly available and handle large amounts of data
  • Effective at managing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment and comfortable working both independently and in teams
  • A great communicator with the ability to adjust to a variety of stakeholders
  • A real team player who enjoys wearing multiple hats and collaborating on projects of all types 

PS: We welcome people from all backgrounds - whether you’ve worked at a high-growth startup, in tech, finance or consulting or come from a completely different industry - we want to hear from you. :)

What We Offer:

  • Joining a global employer with over 600 mobility deployments in 35+ countries
  • Becoming part of a company that was awarded for its commitment to social good:
    • We are one of 17 Ventures That Embody the U.N.’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals
    • Inc. Magazine’s “Best in Business” Awardee in the software category for Companies That Put Purpose Before Profit
  • Competitive compensation including stock options
  • A spacious office near Chancery Lane, where you can enjoy weekly team lunches
  • Comprehensive health scheme offered through AXA

Founded in 2012, Via pioneered the TransitTech category by using new technologies to develop public mobility systems — optimizing networks of buses, shuttles, wheelchair accessible vehicles, school buses, autonomous vehicles, and electric vehicles around the globe. 

Building the world's most efficient, equitable, and sustainable transportation network for all passengers — including those with limited mobility, those without smartphones, and unbanked populations — Via works with its partners to lower the costs of public transit while providing transportation options that rival the convenience of a personal car while reducing environmental impact.

At the intersection of transportation and technology, Via is a visionary market leader that combines software innovation with sophisticated service design and operational expertise to fundamentally improve the way the world moves, providing technology in 650 communities and more than 35 countries and counting.

We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. All backgrounds, identities, and voices are welcomed and celebrated at Via.

Ready to join the ride? 

Via is an equal opportunity employer.


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