Job: Backend Engineer – Ride Report

Job Title

Backend Engineer

Company / Organization

Ride Report

Job Description

Ride Report is a two-year old Portland-based software company that helps get people biking. We’re looking for a engineer who will join the team responsible for all our server-backed services.

People use the Ride Report app to automatically get credit for every ride they take. They can track their stats, earn rewards and reach their goals to ride more often. Ride Report users can also help each other find the best routes – and help their cities fix the bad ones. Over a dozen cities partner with Ride Report to make planning decisions that are faster, smarter, and more responsive to riders’ lived experiences. With your help, we’ll deliver new features that will make biking more accessible and more fun, and that will enable unprecendented insights into how people bike around their cities.

Ride Report’s dashboard product gives City Planners unprecedented insights into how people use bikes to get around. Our web-based tool can answer simple questions like “how many people biked today?” or sophisticated questions like “what mode of transportation do new riders switch to when it is raining?”. With your help, we’ll make these tools even more powerful while improving their simplicity and approachability.

You’re comfortable working with & building REST APIs, managing task queues, and deploying new code daily
You can build systems that deliver predictably fast performance for mobile clients
You’ve worked with GIS data and helped build a map, or you’re excited to learn how
You’re excited about building multiple machine learning systems, even if you haven’t done that before.
You’re up for the challenge of building a high-performance data analysis pipeline while preserving privacy for all our users
You are OK working outside your comfort zone and are eager to learn new technologies and methods
These are a few responsibilities you might have at Ride Report:

You’ll enhance existing APIs or build new ones to support new features in our mobile apps, improve our public web presence, and support our web-based analysis tools
You’ll track, diagnose, and fix performance problems across all layers of our stack
You’ll help us continually improve our development, testing, & deployment pipeline
You’ll work with frontend engineers & designers to build a polished, beautiful user experience
You’ll help us maintain a company culture that is diverse, passionate, and balanced by life outside work

Today, Ride Report is three person company working with ten cities around the world. With your help, Ride Report will become:

A trusted partner to many cities, providing insightful & actionable analysis of city cycling data.
A casual workplace where we strive to improve and raise our standards every day.
A small company with an outsized impact making cities better.

How to Apply

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We think the best teams are diverse and inclusive teams. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. We welcome applications from women, people of color, and other groups that are underrepresented in tech.

Ride Report is based at Revolution Hall in Portland, OR, but we welcome exceptional candidates for remote work.

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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