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Senior Backend Engineer (lead experience beneficial)



Software Engineering
Sofia, Bulgaria
Posted on Saturday, March 11, 2023

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.

We are looking for a Senior Backend Software Engineer to join our R&D center in Sofia and eventually take a lead in growing a team. The position is to be part of a Development team responsible for Via’s production quality, cutting-edge server software and scalable, robust infrastructure to deliver Via's ride sharing service.

This role has the potential to grow into a leadership position.

What You’ll Do:

  • Implementing the components that bind complex real-time rider management, mass scale user communication into a complete, mission critical service.
  • Potentially take ownership over a part of the team’s product
  • Defining and implementing effective cloud infrastructure scaling solutions based on best-in-class standard tools.
  • Designing and implementing POCs and production ready sub-systems to handle customer service, advanced analytics , operational shift management and more.

Who You Are:

  • minimum of 5 years of backend programming experience,2+ years as a Python developer (hands-on).
  • Familiar with cloud-based deployment (AWS or other platforms)
  • Have formal or informal lead, hiring, training or mentorship experience is a plus
  • Culture keeper- embrace challenges and build a positive community
  • An expert in balancing the trade-offs between technical and product priorities
  • You are pragmatic, you can break down a complex problem into simple executable and elegant chunks
  • Not afraid of multi tasking between many programming languages, each suitable for different tasks
  • Self-learner, independent, and proactive
  • Team Player, great communication and collaboration skills
  • BSc. Computer Science or similar.

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.