All that gas. All those parking spots. All those under-used, single-occupant metal cages cars, cluttering up our cities. T’was the century of car-tocracy… until that century met you, and your beautiful blue suede bicycle shoes, and got bicycle-kicked into the dustbins of history.
As the newest member of our partnerships team, you’ll be an urbanist liberator: helping cities elevate better forms of transportation like bikes, buses, trains, and microtransit. You’ll be working closely with transit agencies, helping them modernize the rider experience with our five-star app. We make it easier than ever for riders to get from a-to-b without their own car.
Behind the scenes, our team builds tools that improve agencies’ real-time data, a trip planner that connects public transit to other sustainable modes (like bikeshare), disruption alert systems, and more. It’s powerful stuff — and agencies love us for it. We also help agencies make sense of how their riders are travelling, so they can provide better service, especially in these hmm-let’s-just-say unusual times.
A single day will have you travelling from city to city, building relationships from the cozy seat of your broomstick on Zoom. From Boston to Montreal to Baltimore to Victoria to Los Angeles, our partnerships team has helped make Transit the official transit app™ of dozens of cities. With your help, that list will get a good deal longer!
Great public transportation is the secret to great cities. But the secret to great public transportation is great citizens, working together. That’s why we’re working so hard at Transit to build a community of partners, private and public, in order to unlock better mobility outcomes for millions of people, in cities across North America. After all: the war on cars can’t be fought alone. It requires all hands on deck. If that sounds like a worthy mission (and we sound like the beneficent pirate ship you’d feel inspired to sail on) we implore you to apply! Here’s what we’ll need on your end…
Reporting directly to our Chief Business Officer, you’ll develop the transit agency partnerships that get Transit into the hands of more agency riders. (One partnership might be in a small tumbleweed town with a few bus routes; another might be a giant agency with millions of riders.)
You’ll be expected to have a strategic perspective on what’s happening in public transit, which you’ll use to help define our strategy. You’ll preach it high and wide, alongside our agency partners, and to prospective partners as well.
You’ll be trusted to answer government RFPs concerning real-time information, trip planning, Mobility as a Service, and mobile ticketing.
You’ll be our trusty point-person for existing agency partner relationships
You’ll strategize with the product team to translate transit agency feedback and requests into new Transit features.
You’ll work with Transit’s marketers to communicate our company’s vision and accomplishments — which they’ll announce to the world with appropriate gusto.
You’ll build relationships with other industry leaders that serve transit agencies (CAD/AVL providers, consultants, ticketing companies and more) who’d make good allies and partners.
You’ll be Transit’s face/body/mind/spirit at industry events and conferences (both virtual and IRL, when that becomes a thing again)
Compensation and benefits
Competitive salary and stock options
Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
5 weeks vacation
Apple laptop and equipment
$1,500 annual mobility allowance. STM? BIXI? Uber? E-bike? Scooter? Going car-free is free at Transit.
A training and development budget
Flexible work hours
Spend your days surrounded by first-rate teammates and the best view of Montreal Zoom backgrounds in the world
A note on diversity
Public transit is used by overwhelmingly more women and people of colour than other modes of transportation. We try to make sure the diversity of our users is reflected in the team that serves them. Because when we include people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and identities — we end up building a better app for everyone who uses Transit.
We encourage candidates of all ages, genders, origins and orientations to apply. If you’d like to specify which pronouns you’d like to be referred to, feel free to include that in your application email.
And if your lived experience has given you a unique perspective on all things transportation, mobility, accessibility, urbanism? Let us know, and we’ll make sure your application gets the attention it merits.
You have at least 3 years experience working in a consumer mobility tech role at a government agency, or in a BD/partnerships role at a govtech or shared mobility company.
You’ve got respectable writing chops. You’ll be trusted to craft compelling, well-argued narratives to government RFPs — ones that aren’t always designed with consumer-first companies like Transit in mind.
You like people. Whether it’s a manic marketer with suspiciously minty breath, an introverted data nerd, a cheeky urban planner, or a friendly operations person whose primary dialect is not-so-much English or French as much as Microsoft Excel, you’ll need the empathy it takes to connect with all kinds. (Maybe you were even one of these, in a former life!)
Podiums fear you (or at least, these inanimate objects will recognize you as someone comfortable with public speaking and giving presentations to a wide variety of audiences.)
You’re willing to travel approximately 25% of the time (when it is safe to do so again) and collect enough miles to make George Clooney’s eyes sparkle with envy.
Organizational/time management skills: since you’ll be managing different leads, working through competing priorities, and contending with hard deadlines.
Passion for urbanism: you find cycling glamorous, you can navigate your city’s public transit system without a map, and you believe free parking should only ever exist on a Monopoly board.
Would be nice if…
Strong network of contacts, with existing government, transportation and advocacy relationships.
Startup experience: we’re growing, which means you’ll have to work well under uncertainty, imperfect information, and goal posts that might occasionally shift.
Data analysis proficiency; including a strong opinion on whether the word “data” should be treated as a singular or plural noun.
Don’t feel like all the requirements apply to you but you still think you’d be a great fit for Transit? Don’t hesitate to apply!
Send your resume, a brief explanation of why you want to work for Transit, links to any online presence you’re particularly proud of (blog, Twitter), and any other information you find relevant to firstname.lastname@example.org or through the WTS Application on this page.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Transit App
Transit is North America’s most popular public transportation app with millions of active users in over 200 cities. We work with transit agencies and mobility providers to get cities moving. Users can easily navigate public transit with accurate real-time countdowns, simple trip planning, crowding predictions, step-by-step navigation, and quick, easy payments. The app also integrates additional transport modes — bikesharing, scooters, carsharing and ridehail — so users can mix-and-match their options with public transit to determine the best way to get from A to B. The company is based in Montréal, QC.