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Intermediate Software Developer, Mobile



Marketing & Communications, Software Engineering
Canada · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024
We are hiring an Intermediate Software Developer to join our Mobile Software Development team!

Our Spare headquarters is located in Vancouver, BC, but this position is open to remote work options within Canada. Unfortunately, at this time, we are not able to hire outside of Canada.

As an Intermediate Software Developer in the Mobile team you will...
  • Have the opportunity to work on our Driver and Rider apps, improving day-to-day user experience and building new features to enhance functionality and usability;
  • Be in a high-impact position, empowered to make decisions that lead us to success while building complex products and features;
  • Collaborate with software developers of all levels;
  • Actively participate in the day-to-day operations of the team, contributing ideas for how the team can better meet the needs of customers;
  • Help us iterate and improve upon current dev processes, impacting our SDLC and our ability to ship high-quality code quickly.
Employment Type
Full Time
Remote (Canada)
Workplace type
Fully remote
$106,000 - $135,000 / year
Reporting To
Andre Cytryn

About this role✨

In this role, you will...
  • Deliver high-quality code. Design, code, test, document, and release new features using a combination of tools and languages (like React Native and JavaScript/Typescript);
  • Uplift the team’s capabilities (collaborating with developers of all levels, mentoring junior developers, improving code base);
  • Demonstrate an unrelenting focus on quality, speed, and overall excellence;
  • Provide input for the ongoing improvement of software development best practices;
  • After an initial ramp-up period where you become comfortable with your core responsibilities, join our mobile on-call SRE team.

About you ✨

  • You have experience as a mobile software developer (we use React Native, serving both iOS and Android, 2+ years preferred);
  • You had ownership over complex projects in the past, participated in architectural conversations, proposed multiple solutions to a problem with an understanding of software development trade-offs
  • You are proficient at communicating with stakeholders from other teams, such as Design and Product
  • You have worked in a tech startup environment.
Nice to haves include:
  • Experience with native iOS and Android;
  • Experience with any modern frontend framework;
  • Experience with accessibility standards such as WCAG, ADA, Section 508, or EAA.
  • Experience working on mapping and routing products and/or features

About the Mobile Team✨

The Mobile Team works on improving and deploying new features for our Rider and Driver apps. The Rider app is used by customers who want to book a on-demand mobility ride using our platform. We "white label” our rider apps to brand them individual for each of our transit agency customers. Our Driver app is used by transit drivers as they perform on-demand trips, picking up and dropping off riders. The Mobile Team focuses on providing the best experience for both Riders and Drivers with a heavy focus on accessibility and ease of use.

About Spare

Spare's mission is empowering everyone to unlock the potential of mobility.

Spare is the future of shared transportation. We’re revolutionizing how the busy mom from Dallas, the retired teacher from Oslo or the aspiring entrepreneur from Tokyo experiences transportation, by partnering with transportation providers around the world to enable worry-free, efficient, flexible, and automated on-demand solutions.

From the daily commute to non-emergency hospital visits, last-minute lunches, and leisurely trips to the museum, our technology makes people’s lives easier and transit more equitable both for those with specialized mobility needs and those without.

With Spare’s Platform, which includes a feature-rich admin web-panel, as well as rider and driver apps, transportation providers can break free from para and microtransit silos and provide holistic demand-responsive services that give each rider exactly what they need. We also help cities easily optimize their transit network so that the entire transportation ecosystem works better together.

At Spare, nothing is impossible. We think safe, affordable, scalable and eventually autonomous transportation is the right way forward. Join us for the ride!

Guiding Principles

At Spare, we don't have a strict set of values, but rather a set of Guiding Principles that represent the most successful people at Spare.

🗝️ Take Ownership
⛰️ Growth Mindset
🚨 Execute with Urgency
🚌 Drive Results
💩 No Assholes
🤩 Customer-Obsession


  • Purposeful work: Be a part of a mission-driven company that is solving real-world problems and improving the lives of people around the world. Learn more about the impact we're making in our 2023 Global Impact Report!
  • Market-competitive pay: We benchmark roles annually to attract and retain top talent. For Growth roles, we also offer a competitive commission/bonus structure that rewards strong performance.
  • Stock options: Enjoy the feeling of ownership. All Spartians are provided stock options, so you can share in the growth and success of Spare!
  • Flexible work: Work remotely from anywhere in Canada, in your own time zone.
  • In-office collaboration: If you're in Metro Vancouver, you have the option to work out of our HQ located downtown, close to Waterfront Station. If you're located elsewhere, you'll have access to CA$200/month to spend on a coworking membership to work together with team members in your city.
  • Home office allowance: We recognize the importance of a productive home office setup to help you do your best work, which is why we provide a CA$1,000 home office allowance.
  • Team offsites & socials: We love the flexibility of remote work, and we also value the importance of in-person connection. Each team has an annual budget for travel and accommodations to get together for a team offsite or hackathon. Plus you have access to a CA$50 monthly budget to socialize with other Spartians in your city - go out for a meal or hit up a karaoke spot!
  • Health insurance: We offer a fully-paid health insurance package for you and your dependents that includes prescription drug, paramedical, mental health, dental, life insurance, travel insurance, and Employee Assistance Program.
  • Lifestyle Spending Account: We offer CA$500 per year Lifestyle Spending Account (taxable benefit), which you can use to get reimbursed for a variety of expenses including education, wellness, transportation, and childcare/pet care.
  • Paid time off: Along with your three weeks of annual vacation, we offer unlimited sick days and have company-wide shut-down days to help you rest and recharge.
  • Parental leave top-up: Top up of up to 80% for 15 weeks to help you adjust to the new addition to your family!