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Tech Lead, Backend



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, March 8, 2024

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 at Via, you’ll work within our core R&D center to design, develop, implement, maintain and troubleshoot in a cutting-edge environment. Within Via’s infrastructure, you’ll focus on building optimized, scalable and innovative designs.

What You'll Do:

  • Be responsible for implementing microservices from design to production.
  • Take ownership of development, maintenance, testing strategy, design discussions, and operations.
  • Participate in all aspects of agile software development including design, implementation, and deployment.
  • Responsible for the end-to-end lifecycle of new product features / components
  • Ensuring application performance, uptime, and scale, maintaining high standards of code quality and thoughtful application design
  • Research and suggest new technologies for boosting the product.
  • Have an impact on product development by making important technical decisions, influencing the system architecture, development practices and more.

Who You Are:

  • Minimum of 6 years of backend development and databases experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in Python, C++, and Java, or C#
  • Solid programming foundations: data-structures, multi-threading, OOP and design patterns
  • Proven record of developing and scaling products that are highly available, distributed, and large scale
  • Experience with SQL/MySQL and in low level performance optimizations, including profiling and memory analysis
  • Expertise with cloud platforms: AWS, Kubernetes
  • Clear communication (written and verbal) is crucial to our success. You should be able to formulate your ideas concisely, and communicate complex information succinctly.
  • 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.

Ready to join the ride?

Via is an equal opportunity employer.