Intersection is hiring a

Software Engineer, Transit

New York, United States

Intersection is seeking a Software Engineer to work on production development projects and prototyping/POCs on the transit product team. We are looking for candidates with "full stack" experience, who are able to use a variety of technologies in the web, mobile, desktop, cloud and related tech spaces to create engaging user experiences. The candidate would be a member of the transit team dedicated to bringing innovative products to transit organizations like the MTA, VTA, and others.

We believe in software development as a craft, pairing and team ownership, and delivering without compromise. An ideal candidate would be capable of balancing good engineering practices with a changing landscape of business requirements. Such a candidate would also be expected to work in an agile process to regularly deliver incremental improvements. We utilize test driven development and have a strong commitment to code quality, scalability, and resiliency. This is an excellent opportunity to start on the ground floor of a high growth company with cutting edge technology. A passion for excellence and a positive attitude are required.


  • Collaborate with product development managers, developers, designers, QA, and DevOps to architect, build, and deploy our transit platform 
  • Integrate proprietary libraries and open source software into existing systems 
  • Create and improve system architecture for high scalability 
  • Create integrations with third party services and external APIs 
  • Provide technical insight to the business development staff when needed

Required qualifications:

  • Professional programming experience with more than one of the following: Java, Javascript, Scala, PHP, HTML5/CSS, Android, iOS, 3rd party integrations, database (SQL/NoSQL), Node.js, Cloud computing: AWS or Google App Engine, Computer Vision, Machine Learning/Data Science 
  • 4-6+ years of professional software engineering experience 
  • Extensive experience working with functional and object-oriented programming 
  • Experience applying software engineering design patterns 
  • A track record of solving problems and getting things done 
  • Proven ability to effectively work with team members and business stakeholders

Desired Skills:

  • Experience creating both prototypes and production systems 
  • Experience owning whole systems and not just parts 
  • Experience designing distributed systems 
  • Experience working in a test-driven environment 
  • Experience designing for high availability 
  • Experience working with AWS

Stacks/Frameworks/Libraries in production right now that our team works with:
You aren’t expected to master them all, but a curiosity and a willingness to work in a broad range of technologies is a must. In no particular order:

  • PHP/Yii, MySql, Scala/Akka, ZeroMQ, Node.js, React.js, Redux, hapi.js, jQuery, Bootstrap, Docker, and everything on the AWS menu.

About Intersection:

Intersection is a technology and media company committed to improving the urban experience at the convergence of digital and physical worlds.

Our unique set of assets focus on leveraging emerging trends in technology to improve quality of life in cities as well as create products to grow and develop businesses. With 12 offices, media in 60 markets, and 500+ people across the United States, we carry expertise in:

  • Technology & Innovation
  • Engineering
  • Design
  • Advertising & Media
  • Strategy
  • Data

Our work spans across a variety of markets in cities, government, mass transit, airports and airlines, cultural institutions, retail, and telecommunication providers.

Intersection is the lead company behind LinkNYC, the largest and most advanced public Wi-Fi and street furniture network in the world. By providing up to 10,000 communication hubs for City residents and visitors with free public Wi-Fi, access to communications, information and municipal services across the City, Intersection aims to create an array of solutions to help make cities around the world more livable and connected.

Intersection is an Equal Opportunity Employer.