Join LYT and Improve Your City's Mobility

At LYT, we’re on a mission to improve communities through less traffic. We’re building groundbreaking products that use machine learning principles and artificial intelligence to improve the speed of transit, deliver emergency vehicles to the incident scene faster, and reduce congestion in your neighborhood.

Inspired to tackle this mobility challenge? Join our forward-thinking team that’s focused on solving these types of challenges every day. Check out our openings below.

Current Openings


Backend Developer

Location: Santa Clara, Calif. or Remote

Here at LYT, we are building the world’s first cloud-based, truly automated traffic management platform using sophisticated ML and AI to optimize existing transportation infrastructure making people’s commutes shorter and the roads safer.

This cloud-based AI creates the optimal flow of traffic for all vehicles in a city, a county, and beyond. This reduces fuel consumption, reduces carbon emissions, reduces accidents, and reduces the time all of us spend commuting.

We’re looking for highly motivated people who are just as passionate as we are about ending traffic in our communities and making them livable for everyone.


The mission of this role is to optimize and expand the LYT cloud platform. You’ll integrate various time-series event streams into the LYT cloud to build new platform features and ensure optimal operation of traffic signals for entire cities. You’ll make sure data flows efficiently between the cloud and Maestro, LYT’s edge device that sits in the city’s traffic control center and communicates with the city traffic light network. You’ll design and manage APIs to exchange data within and external to the LYT platform.

Must have authorization to work in the United States. LYT does not sponsor work visas.

  • Design and build scalable, robust, time-critical platform systems and APIs
  • Continuously evaluate and improve platform architecture and features
  • Work with LYT engineering team to design and write testing plans and documents, and write and execute unit/regression tests to maintain system performance goals
  • Conduct design and code reviews
  • Ensure SLAs with stakeholders are met

Related Skills Experience

  • High level of proficiency in Python
  • Proficient in Node.js
  • Proficient in SQL databases, key-value store
  • Proficient in stream processing frameworks like Kafka, Redis streams, pub/sub
  • Proficient in containerized applications deployed to cloud environments
  • Proficient in continuous integration tools like Jenkins, CircleCI
  • Demonstrated ability to write scalable, optimized, readable, and easily maintainable code
  • Proficient in digital tools to communicate with the team and report progress (Slack, Zoom, Asana, etc)
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with team members to solve problems
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Related Career Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of development experience working in products that have shipped/deployed successfully in the market and with a minimum of thousands of users
  • Previous experience in working in a startup or demonstrated ability to thrive in fast-paced, unpredictable environments

BS / MS in Computer Science

Bonus Points:
  • Experience with geospatial and time-series data consumption
  • Experience in traffic engineering world

LYT is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. LYT is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please message us using the form below.


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