RideCo is hiring a

Software Engineer - Full Stack, for on-demand transit system

Waterloo, Canada

Role Summary:

This is an opportunity in the exciting and fast-growing transportation technology industry. Public transit is being transformed from a system of static, scheduled fixed-routes, to a dynamic on-demand network, and you will be one of the pioneers shaping this transformation.

As the newest member of our Software Engineering team, you will contribute to the design and development of RideCo’s industry-leading ridesharing platform. The ideal candidate must possess a sound grasp of Software Architecture & Development principles, leveraging their ability to understand business requirements and translate them directly into product and implementation decisions.  You will thrive in a small-team environment with fast-paced agile iterations, where every developer contributes code that delivers a meaningful impact to our customers and the company.



  • Work with the product team to expand the system’s capabilities to new features and use-cases while maintaining a high level of performance.
  • Build and enhance APIs to be clean, fast, and simple for third-party integration.
  • Simplify and design efficient data models to improve system scalability and performance.
  • Managing, monitoring, and scaling the platform’s distributed cloud infrastructure.
  • Strengthen corporate partnerships by integrating with third-party platforms.
  • Write unit, functional, and integration tests to catch and prevent feature regressions.
  • Perform code reviews and mentoring of junior engineers.


Your playground / what you’ll learn:

At RideCo you’ll get a chance to play, learn, and build with the following tools and technologies, and as part of a cross-functional team that is the world’s foremost innovator in on-demand transit software.

  • Languages: Python, JavaScript / Angular
  • Web Stack: Django, Flask, Gunicorn, Nginx
  • Mobile: Ionic, hybrid apps for Android and iOS
  • Mapping/Routing: OpenStreetMap, Open Source Routing Machine, Traffic forecasting algorithms
  • Infrastructure: AWS, Terraform, Redis, PostgreSQL, Celery, RabbitMQ
  • Health/Monitoring: AWS CloudWatch, Prometheus, Grafana, Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana
  • Development Processes: Agile, continuous integration, Jenkins, zero-downtime software updates


Qualifications and Experience:


  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related discipline.
  • 3+ years of professional software development experience.
  • Have built and maintained responsive, highly-available web applications.
  • Expertise in designing, building, and maintaining RESTful APIs.
  • Experience designing complex, high-performance data models and their database representation.
  • In-depth knowledge in HTML5, CSS3, and ES6+.


Preferred Experience and/or Interests:

  • Databases (PostgreSQL, Redis).
  • Python 3.x web application development (any of: Django, Flask).
  • JavaScript libraries / frameworks (any of: Angular, AngularJS, React, Vue).
  • Hybrid web frameworks (any of: Cordova, Phonegap, Capacitor)
  • Scripting and experience building diverse, robust tooling (any of: Python, Node, Shell).
  • Cloud (AWS, EC2, RDS).
  • Agile build and development processes.
  • Excitement for learning new domains and new skills.


Compensation and Benefits:

Base salary of $75K - $95K + performance-based bonus or stock options

Work-Life Balance: Flex time, work from home, vacation time

Set-up: Adjustable height desk, high-end computer/laptop, multiple monitors, ergonomic seating

Benefits Plan: Dental, prescription, disability, massage and more

Food & Fun: Gourmet coffee, teas, juice, snacks, team lunches


Who we are:


RideCo powers on-demand transit. Public transit agencies use RideCo's cloud-based software platform to provide on-demand shared rides in dynamically routed buses and shuttles. Our clients include some of the world’s largest transportation operators such as San Antonio Metro, Los Angeles Metro, Calgary Transit, San Diego County, and Grab.

Have you experienced getting frustrated with transfers and waiting while taking a public bus? Have you seen buses drive around in low-density areas with very few passengers on-board and wondered how inefficient that seems to be? You're likely aware of the first & last mile access challenges faced by transit hubs. We are solving these problems by re-imagining shared mobility. Imagine a world where vehicles have dynamic routes responsive to real-time trip demand. This 'dynamic shuttle' (or van /sedan) would pick you up, on-demand, at or near your doorstep and take you to your destination or transit hub. Along the way, it may pick-up other passengers going in your direction. Your experience will be seamless: less waiting, less walking, fewer transfers, shorter travel time, and timely pickups and drop-offs. RideCo's 'dynamic shuttle' platform enables this seamless experience and low-cost shared rides for vehicle fleet operators and their passengers. By seamlessly moving more people in fewer vehicles we are catalyzing a generational shift in how people get around cities and towns. This means commuters spend less time in transit and more time doing what they enjoy.

RideCo powers a diverse range of use cases, including residential/ suburban travel; first-mile-last-mile connections for transit hubs; and corporate employee transportation. We are investing to scale up and capture the growing demand for on-demand shared rides solutions.



Send your resume (or link to your LinkedIn profile), cover letter, and portfolio to:

[email protected]

In your submission, please include a portfolio or link to some of your work that demonstrates your qualifications. 

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