Software Engineer- Full Stack

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada | Full-time


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.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

At RideCo, you will be switching hats between Software Developer & Architect, Scalability Expert, and a Leader & Mentor depending on the problem at hand.

As a Software Developer & Architect, you will:

  • Develop sophisticated interactive dashboards and their high-performance backend APIs, to expose key service metrics and visualizations which enable operators to react to real-time needs of the system.
  • Delight our users by delivering new features and improvements to our cross-platform mobile applications that allow them to search, book, and ride with greater ease across multiple modes of transit.
  • Model complex interactions in a real-time system using efficient data structures that support millions of transactions per minute by users and operators around the world.

 As a Scalability Expert, you will:

  • You bring a deep understanding of cloud infrastructures, which along with rapid deployment and scaling methodologies, contribute to the efficiency and scalability of the platform.
  • Contribute to the architectural direction to ensure that the system as a whole remains flexible, manageable, and extensible without impacting the performance of our industry-leading optimization engine.
  • Build out and grow our custom mapping engine based on Open Street Maps, which is capable of routing vehicles through complex road networks while accounting for dynamic real-time traffic and varying road availability.

As a Leader & Mentor, you will:

  • Apply your knowledge and experience in a way that improves the company's development processes to ensure consistent and steady delivery of work from all members of the team.
  • Mentor teammates and junior developers in a rapidly growing organization, to become highly productive members of the team with a solid understanding of our system and development practices.
  • Take part in interview activities to ensure that we hire employees that are skilled and capable of contributing in a meaningful way to the company.

Your playground / what you’ll learn:

At RideCo you’ll get a chance to play, learn, and build with the following tools and technologies 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+.


  • Experience with databases (PostgreSQL, Redis).
  • Experience with Python 3.x web application development (any of: Django, Flask).
  • Experience with common JavaScript libraries / frameworks (any of: Angular, AngularJS, React, Vue).
  • Experience with hybrid web frameworks (any of: Cordova, Phonegap, Capacitor)
  • Strong scripting and experience building diverse, robust tooling (any of: Python, Node, Shell).
  • Experience with the cloud (AWS, EC2, RDS).
  • Familiarity with Agile build and development processes.
  • Excitement for learning new domains and new skills.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Base salary: $85K - $120K + performance-based bonus or stock options
  • Work-Life Balance: Flex time, work from home, vacation time
  • Benefits Plan: Dental, prescription, disability, massage, and more

 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.