Transit Platform (OTP) Developer

Transit Platform (OTP) Developer

Permanent - full time
Leamington Spa

Multi-modal routing and real-time transport data are at the heart of everything we do, and we use a wide range of open-source and proprietary systems to power our unique real-time messaging platform for transport operators. We are looking for a talented individual to join our leading-edge team of engineers and developers, focusing on the customisation and extension of our core multi-modal routing platform (OpenTripPlanner).


Ideally you will have direct experience of working with OpenTripPlanner or similar open-source or closed-source multi-modal routing engines. A solid knowledge of Java/Scala and working experience with Amazon Web Services will also be beneficial. You will work directly under our lead developer as we expand the platform (and the company) into Europe.

Core duties

- Working closely with the tech director and senior developers to help extend and customise our OpenTripPlanner (OTP) based multi-modal routing platform
- Liaising with our product team to identify and specify existing and future functionality for the core routing platform, and liaise with the OTP community to align development with the wider project roadmap
- Developing unit and integration tests to and help create complex systems to help validate and improve data and routing quality
- Contributing to the clear documentation of new processes and improvements to existing documentation

Vital experience

- Prior experience of working with OpenTripPlanner (OTP) or a similar open/closed-source multi-modal routing engine
- Familiarity with data standards such as GTFS, SIRI, NeTEx, TransXchange etc
- Solid knowledge of Java (Scala experience also useful)
- Experience with source control (Git preferred), continuous integration, and unit/integration testing and issue management software (Jira ideally)
- Bash scripting and basic *nix deployment and configuration experience

- Experience with ETL / Stream processing
- Familiarity with both relational and NoSQL databases (e.g. MySQL or DynamoDB)
- Commercial experience with Amazon Web Services (Lambda, API Gateway, Kinesis, DynamoDB, S3, EC2, ECS etc)
- Familiarity with RESTful API design concepts


- Competitive salary
- Flexible working
- Nifty benefits
- Vocational and professional training
- Share options scheme
- Cultural and active lifestyle contributions


We are based in the heart of beautiful Leamington Spa an 8 minute stroll from the station and within easy reach of the shops, cafes, restaurants and open spaces of the town. Leamington is an easy direct train journey from London (1hr 15mins) and Birmingham (30 mins) and we also have free parking on site.

Zipabout is following government COVID guidance and will amend our WFH/office guidelines in line with any changes by government. At the moment we are in the office 2 days a week and expect to ramp that up to 3 days by the end of August (fingers crossed!).

If you think you're who we're looking for, drop us a line and let's have coffee (in person or virtually).

But please don't just send us a CV....

Important - the following criteria are non-negotiable, and applications that do not meet them will be ignored:
- a cover letter is essential! Applications without one cannot be considered
- we are unable to sponsor visa applications - applicants must already have the Right to Work in the UK
- no Agencies, thank you

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