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Senior Software Engineer 

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Position Overview

We are looking for an experienced software engineer to help build and maintain our bike sharing platform. Our platform is a hodgepodge of technologies grown to fit the needs of individual bikeshares. We want you to help us consolidate our systems towards a consistent, modern and data-informed bike sharing platform. 

Motivate’s mission is to make our cities more livable by building and operating bike share programs that people love and use every day. Motivate creates and manages all aspects of Citi Bike and 9 other bike share programs around the world, from building the apps to operating bikes and stations. Under new ownership, Motivate is growing into an integrated, biking-focused tech company with a consistent user interface and management tools for all of our programs.

Our philosophy is that good software engineering products and practices give us the best competitive advantage. Software engineering services all aspects of our bikeshare platform from assessing bike station placement and bike reliability, to building user facing features and operational tools. Engineering is core to our focus on building tools and using data to makes each aspect of a bike share successful from large operations like in New York to rapidly growing ones like in San Francisco.

Position Requirements

You are a good fit if:

  • You are experienced building highly tested ruby applications.
  • You are an experienced software engineer with a passion for making our cities more livable.
  • You are detail oriented and take an iterative approach to engineering.
  • You balance multiple critical projects and work independently on projects when necessary.
  • You can show architect-level understanding of large systems in which you played an integral role.
  • You have committed yourself to products over multiple releases and shipped software as an individual contributor or technical lead in a very strong team.
  • You have participated in several open-source projects.

Why work with us?

  • High alignment between Motivate's business goals and user experience goals. The larger an audience we reach, the more people we get biking, the more subscribers we get, the more we encourage urban biking and the more city contracts we can get.
  • Although, Citi Bike is a few years old, you will be joining a fresh team to take on the challenges making a great bike share.
  • We're dedicated to maintaining a strong, positive culture as we grow. We value giving and receiving feedback and value transparency around business and strategy.
  • We are a real company that builds real things used by real people.
Salary DOE  
Bargaining Unit Position No  
Close Date 1/27/2016  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 5/19/2015  
Location Corporate - Motivate  

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