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Backend Engineer, Pass at Citymapper
London, GB

Description

Citymapper makes cities usable, helping people move through our urban spaces, getting people from A to B.

At less than a year old, Citymapper Pass is a natural next step for the world’s best transport app - solving ticketing. Urban mobility is changing and Pass offers a weekly subscription covering all modes of transport in a city; simplifying booking and payment across public and private transit.

 

You will help us build better user experiences around paying for your daily commute, scale and secure infrastructure for a growing user base, explore the byzantine charging patterns of TfL, and help expand Pass to a global audience.

This role means trying to answer questions like:

  • what could be better about paying for the tube every day?
  • how can we programmatically enforce a consistent transaction ledger?
  • how do we make sure payments always succeed?
  • can we drive a change in behaviour when the user is not in the app?
  • what’s a sensible infrastructure where determinism is more important than latency?
  • how do we ship quickly without compromising on reliability and predictability?
  • is get-me-home green better than hot coral?

Whether you are junior, senior, or Margaret Hamilton, you will:

  • write Python 3 code and tests
  • deploy and support your code on AWS
  • support and be supported by an incredibly welcoming team
  • design and implement features of all sizes, from a blinking home screen indicator to a Payment Services Directive 2 compliant user authentication flow
  • work side-by-side with talented software engineers, product designers, data scientists, and customer support operatives on a day-to-day basis
  • learn and grow at a dizzying pace
  • teach us how to be better

Requirements

Ultimately we don’t have hard requirements beyond needing you to be smart, curious, and keen to get stuck in.

 

Our stack

  • Tech: Mostly Python 3, AWS Lambda, EC2 and RDS
  • Tooling: GitHub, AWS, SQL, Linux
  • Best practices: code reviews, tests, CI

Benefits

  • Competitive pay
  • Meaningful equity / stock options
  • Working in a not-too-big, diverse engineering team
  • Influence over the product that you and your friends use every day
  • Working on something meaningful - help to make cities usable
  • Opportunity to travel to our 40+ cities to help us make the app even better
  • Perks like dinner every night and regular team events
  • Support to find the next step in your career, whether it’s an incremental improvement or an ambitious leap forward
  • Arcane public transport knowledge with which to dazzle your friends



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