Via is using technology to transform transportation around the world. From changing a single person’s daily commute to reducing humanity’s collective environmental footprint — we’ve got huge goals.

As a Senior Backend Engineer, Tech Lead at Via, you’ll work within our core R&D center to shape the architecture, design, and development of our backend systems in a cutting-edge environment. Within Via’s infrastructure, you’ll focus on building optimized, scalable and innovative software solutions. Via prides itself on being a true partner to the public sector in helping make transit better for everyone but especially those in low income and minority communities. Via is not only a category leader in on-demand transit but has brought its exceptional technology and expertise to the Paratransit & Student transit world. You will be joining Via at a time of rapid growth, impacting hundreds of thousands of riders weekly, many of whom represent special needs populations, students, caregivers, and more.

What You'll Do:

  • Implement microservices from design to production
  • Own development, maintenance, testing strategy, design discussions, and operations
  • Participate in all aspects of agile software development including: designing, hands-on coding, implementing, debugging, deployment, and troubleshooting
  • Responsible for the end-to-end lifecycle of new product features / components
  • Drive technical initiatives and establish best practices for software development, including coding standards, design patterns, and testing strategies, to ensure the delivery of high-quality, maintainable code
  • Define and implement coding standards, development processes, and quality assurance practices to ensure the delivery of clean, maintainable code
  • Ensure application performance, uptime, and scale, maintaining high standards of code quality and thoughtful application design
  • Research and explore new technologies and methodologies to drive continuous improvement and evolution of our tech stack to boost Via’s solutions
  • Have an impact on product development by making important technical decisions, influencing the system architecture, development practices and more
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify technical dependencies, mitigate risks, and ensure successful project delivery 
  • Champion a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the team and across Via

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field; or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in backend software, with a proven track record of designing and building scalable, high-performance systems
  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in Python, Java, C++, or C#
  • Solid programming foundations: data-structures, multi-threading, OOP and design patterns
  • Strong understanding of CI/CD concepts and hands-on experience with related tools such as Jenkins, GitLab, or Github actions
  • Strong knowledge of database technologies (SQL/MySQL)
  • Experienced with low-level performance optimizations, including profiling and memory analysis
  • Expertise with cloud platforms: AWS, Serverless, Kubernetes
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Ability to drive work forward independently in a cross-functional, geographically distributed team environment

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Final salary will be determined by the candidate’s experience, knowledge, and skills. Salary reflected does not include equity or variable pay, where applicable
  • Salary Range: $160,000-$200,000 per year
  • We are proud to offer a generous and comprehensive benefits package, including free medical plans and 401K matching.

We’re Via, and we build technology that changes the way the world moves. We pioneered the TransitTech category to ensure that the future of transportation is shared, dynamic public mobility — the kind that reduces carbon emissions across congested cities, minimizes reliance on private cars, and provides everyone with accessible, efficient, and affordable ways of getting around. 

We created the first end-to-end TransitTech solution for cities and transit agencies, offering world-class software, service design, and operational expertise to fundamentally improve the way the world moves.

Via was founded with the guiding principle that we go further when we go together. 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 anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. All backgrounds, identities, and voices are welcomed and celebrated at Via.

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Via is an equal opportunity employer.

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