Work at Blaze

About Blaze

Blaze is a relaxed yet fast moving, and a happy place to work.
This culture has been influenced by all who work here. As a growing company, we’re always on the lookout for talent to join our team.

Check our current openings below. If you don’t see what you’re looking for but would love to work with us, drop us a line at [email protected]

OpenBusiness Development & Sales Account Manager

 

About Blaze

Blaze creates technology for urban cyclists. Our flagship product is the Laserlight; a front light with a laser that projects the symbol of a bike onto the road ahead of the rider, designed to help them to be seen in more situations and thus have a positive effect on rider safety. It began as a consumer product and ships to over 60 countries, but more recently was integrated into the Citi Bike in New York and all of the Santander Cycles in London, with more to be announced.

Blaze is a team of 12 based in Shoreditch, London. We care about each other, have our own office with our own workshop, and thrive on collaboration. We are all passionate about cities and urban cycling. Over the next year, we are looking to expand the team, so it is an exciting time to be joining the company.

So where would you fit into all this?

We require a Business Development & Sales Account Manager to be sitting within Blaze’s Sales team and work across the following areas:

  • Retail sales is a way for Blaze to directly sell products to consumers. Managing current relationships, selling in new innovation, gaining insights and ultimately expanding our reach will be a main focus. Additionally, managing and negotiating relationships with Agents and Distributors will be crucial to success.
  • OEM business development is another key focus for Blaze. You will work with bike manufacturers to integrate Blaze products, which will ultimately sell directly to consumers. Finding and fostering these relationships will be important.
  • Bike Share business development and account management is the last key area for Blaze. Managing current schemes, such as London TfL Santander bike share, and finding new schemes around the world will be a main focus for this role.

Your Challenge

  • Own all sales accounts for Blaze
  • Business Development to identifying and gain new Agents, Distributors, Retailers, OEM and Bike Share customers
  • Identify and onboard partners that would benefit from Blaze’s light technology
  • Work with the Product Development team to feedback client requests and ideas for innovation.
  • Work closely with the Operations team to ensure sufficient stock levels and inform demand forecasting
  • Manage client relationships and be the main point of client contact on a day to day basis
  • Account Management for Retail and Bike Sharing clients involves developing and maintaining strong working relationships to foster and grow current business, along with onboarding new accounts

About you

You will have experience within sales and account/relationship management:

  • Excellent at forming and maintaining effective business relationships
  • Experience within account management, business development and contract sales
  • Having worked within the cycling industry would be a huge bonus

Compensation details

  • Permanent position
  • Competitive salary
  • EMI share scheme/company pension
  • Employee cycle to work scheme
  • Free Santander Cycles hire key
  • Office fruit, tea, coffee and Friday drinks
  • Perkbox subscription
  • Bank holidays plus 24 days paid leave
  • Family and friends product discounts

We aim to be the global urban cycling brand renowned for leadership in innovation, technology as well as design, and we would love you to help take us there. If this sounds like the sort of journey you want to a part of, then please send your CV to [email protected], as well as a short cover letter. We are very much looking forward to hearing from you.

We will be in touch with successful applicants directly, and this ad will stay live until the role is filled.

OpenSales Agents (European Markets)

 

About Blaze

Blaze creates technology for urban cyclists. Our flagship product is the Laserlight; a front light with a laser that projects the symbol of a bike onto the road ahead of the rider, designed to help them to be seen in more situations and thus have a positive effect on rider safety. It began as a consumer product and ships to over 60 countries, but more recently was integrated into the Citi Bike in New York and all of the Santander Cycles in London, with more to be announced.

Blaze is a team of 12 based in Shoreditch, London. We care about each other, have our own office with our own workshop, and thrive on collaboration. We are all passionate about cities and urban cycling. Over the next year, we are looking to expand the team, so it is an exciting time to be joining the company.

So where would you fit into all this?

Blaze is entering a new and exciting phase of growth and is seeking Sales Agents (and Lead Sales Agents) to represent the brand in new markets. Particular focus is on our new “Lamp” model with a lower price point and suitability for e-bike and Dynamo fitting (mainly OE but also After-Market)

  • Target selected new accounts to stock Blaze products
  • Build a sales plan segmented by Cycle stores, e-bike stores, hire fleets, OEM brands
  • Open new accounts with accurate delivery and billing information
  • Site and merchandise Blaze product in optimum retail zones
  • Share “best retail practice” and Blaze communications on Social Media
  • Assist retailers in creating on-line listings that comply with Blaze brand guidelines
  • Train shop floor staff in key USPs, brand background and sales points
  • Demonstrate Blaze B2B ordering and install/bookmark with retailer
  • Make retail store staff aware of Myagi training platform for on-going learning
  • Conduct regular visits and/or email/phone contact to ensure regular replenishment
  • Assist with timely cash collection
  • Encourage staff purchase and demonstrator programme
  • Engage retailers with pre-order programme
  • Assist with trade and retail shows (where applicable/possible)
  • Provide regular summary of contacts and prospecting activity
  • Provide market feedback and insight into objection handling, range planning, competitor activity and NPD

About you

You will gain experience with Multi Channel Sales – target Retailers, OEM bike brands and bike hire business based within your area, but we would love it if you already had some exposure with the following:

  • Established Multi-Brand Sales Agent with connection to all stores within your region (Or) New Sales Agent with prior experience working as an in-house Sales Representative within the Cycle Trade (Or) Established Lead Agent with team of Sub-agents (Or) Distributor whose team may also work on Agency basis
  • Strong sales skills and good relationships across the board
  • Ability to deal with stores of all types or business from small Boutique stores to Regional Multiples, Hire Centres to Bicycle Factories
  • Good IT skills across a variety of platforms to support B2B training, electronic sales, EPOS, Training and Social Media
  • Organised and reliable with monthly reporting and day-to-day contact
  • Keen cyclist, ideally some experience of e-bike usage too

We aim to be the global urban cycling brand renowned for leadership in innovation, technology as well as design, and we would love you to help take us there. If this sounds like the sort of journey you want to a part of, then please send your CV to [email protected], as well as a short cover letter. We are very much looking forward to hearing from you.

We will be in touch with successful applicants directly, and this ad will stay live until the role is filled.

OpenSales Agents (UK & Ireland)

 

About Blaze

Blaze creates technology for urban cyclists. Our flagship product is the Laserlight; a front light with a laser that projects the symbol of a bike onto the road ahead of the rider, designed to help them to be seen in more situations and thus have a positive effect on rider safety. It began as a consumer product and ships to over 60 countries, but more recently was integrated into the Citi Bike in New York and all of the Santander Cycles in London, with more to be announced.

Blaze is a team of 12 based in Shoreditch, London. We care about each other, have our own office with our own workshop, and thrive on collaboration. We are all passionate about cities and urban cycling. Over the next year, we are looking to expand the team, so it is an exciting time to be joining the company.

So where would you fit into all this?

Blaze is entering a new and exciting phase of growth and is seeking Sales Agents (and Lead Sales Agents) to represent the brand in new markets. Particular focus is on our new “Lamp” model with a lower price point and suitability for e-bike and Dynamo fitting

  • Target selected new accounts to stock Blaze products
  • Build a sales plan segmented by Cycle stores, e-bike stores, hire fleets, OEM brands
  • Open new accounts with accurate delivery and billing information
  • Site and merchandise Blaze product in optimum retail zones
  • Share “best retail practice” and Blaze communications on Social Media
  • Assist retailers in creating on-line listings that comply with Blaze brand guidelines
  • Train shop floor staff in key USPs, brand background and sales points
  • Demonstrate Blaze B2B ordering and install/bookmark with retailer
  • Make retail store staff aware of Myagi training platform for on-going learning
  • Conduct regular visits and/or email/phone contact to ensure regular replenishment
  • Assist with timely cash collection
  • Encourage staff purchase and demonstrator programme
  • Engage retailers with pre-order programme
  • Assist with trade and retail shows (where applicable/possible)
  • Provide regular summary of contacts and prospecting activity
  • Provide market feedback and insight into objection handling, range planning, competitor activity and NPD

About you

You will gain experience with Multi Channel Sales – target Retailers, OEM bike brands and bike hire business based within your area, but we would love it if you already had some exposure with the following:

  • Established Multi-Brand Sales Agent with connection to all stores within your region (Or) New Sales Agent with prior experience working as an in-house Sales Representative within the Cycle Trade (Or) Established Lead Agent with team of Sub-agents (Or) Distributor whose team may also work on Agency basis
  • Strong sales skills and good relationships across the board
  • Ability to deal with stores of all types or business from small Boutique stores to Regional Multiples, Hire Centres to Bicycle Factories
  • Good IT skills across a variety of platforms to support B2B training, electronic sales, EPOS, Training and Social Media
  • Organised and reliable with monthly reporting and day-to-day contact
  • Keen cyclist, ideally some experience of e-bike usage too

We aim to be the global urban cycling brand renowned for leadership in innovation, technology as well as design, and we would love you to help take us there. If this sounds like the sort of journey you want to a part of, then please send your CV to [email protected], as well as a short cover letter. We are very much looking forward to hearing from you.

We will be in touch with successful applicants directly, and this ad will stay live until the role is filled.

OpenGraphic Designer

About Blaze

Blaze creates technology for urban cyclists. Our flagship product is the Laserlight; a front light with a laser that projects the symbol of a bike onto the road ahead of the rider, designed to help them to be seen in more situations and thus have a positive effect on rider safety. It began as a consumer product and ships to over 60 countries, but more recently was integrated into the Citi Bike in New York and all of the Santander Cycles in London, with more to be announced.

Blaze is a team of 12 based in Shoreditch, London. We care about each other, have our own office with our own workshop, and thrive on collaboration. We are all passionate about cities and urban cycling. Over the next year, we are looking to expand the team, so it is an exciting time to be joining the company.

So where would you fit into all this?

We are looking for a Graphic Designer. As a team, we appreciate the value of design as an essential contributor to our brand, and to the world. After historically collaborating with some excellent freelancers, we are now looking to incorporate a graphic designer into our permanent, in-house team. You directly will impact the strengthening and consolidation of our visual identity.

About the role

You’ll be part of our Brand department working alongside our Head of Brand in a relaxed, creative and encouraging atmosphere. You’ll be contributing to solidifying Blaze’s visual expression, focusing on our brand communications and collateral design, including print, editorial, digital, packaging, POS, window display, events, as well as art direction for photography and film. We are here to help you create innovative and inspiring work. You’ll be joining a place where your work is encouraged and celebrated, contributing to positive change in the world at one of London’s most exciting start-ups.

About you

  • A strong eye for design, layout, typography and detail
  • Minimalistic, sleek, contemporary design approach
  • Art direction skills for photography and film
  • Superb organisation and communication skills

Compensation details

  • Permanent position
  • Competitive salary
  • EMI share scheme / company pension
  • Employee cycle to work scheme
  • Free Santander Cycles hire key
  • Office fruit, tea, coffee and Friday drinks
  • Perkbox subscription
  • Bank holidays plus 24 days paid leave
  • Family and friends product discounts

Blaze offers an exciting, forward thinking working environment. We thrive on creativity and want to be led by the ideas and thoughts of our employees. If this sounds like the sort of journey you want to a part of, then please send your portfolio link/PDF to [email protected], as well as a CV and short cover letter. We are very much looking forward to hearing from you.

OpenLead UX Designer

A new venture in urban mobility from the founders of Blaze

We’re on the hunt for a user experience designer to work on an exciting (and seriously ambitious!) new urban mobility project led by the founders of Blaze. Working with some of the largest urban transportation organisations in the world, we are combining our expertise in creating innovative hardware with our vision to change the way people move around cities. We’re building a new team to lead the development of mobile and web products that will be used by cyclists, transport providers and fleet operators.

About Blaze

We are Blaze, we are leaders in creating innovative products for urban cycling. Our flagship product, the Laserlight, is a front bike light with a laser projecting a bike symbol onto the road ahead of the rider. It enables cyclists to be seen in the notorious ‘blind spot’ and keeps you safe on the road. We ship to 60 countries and now integrate our lights into Citi Bike in New York and all of the Santander Cycles in London, all of whom recognise Blaze as the key to providing safe and smart urban cycling now, and in the future.

Your challenge

This is an exciting opportunity for a UX designer to get involved in the early stages of design across a range of digital products. There is a strong offline element to the service we deliver so it is essential to create experiences that seamlessly move between the offline and digital.

  • Conduct extensive user research, extract insights & derive design solutions. Present design decisions to internal and external stakeholders.
  • You will apply your passion for brand, craft, and design fidelity to guide research, and design processes, support design colleagues, and collaborate with the wider product team.
  • Deliver a UX vision, along with a plan for evolutionary, iterative updates, that actualise the larger vision over time.
  • Build strong relationships with user and other stakeholders, and advocate for them within the wider team.

We know realising our ambition can only be done by uniting smart thinking, brave design, innovative tech and nimble build. Our team brings all this together, resulting in a hugely exciting work environment.

About you

We would love someone with a mixture of the following assets:

  • You start with “why”: using data, research and an empathy for the customer to understand the problems you’re solving in great detail.
  • Experience designing digital products and systems, not just websites. You have helped ship products.
  • You think conceptually and are able to explore innovative ways to solve problems.
  • You are an excellent communicator of your design work and the rationale behind given solutions.
  • You have a sense for clean design and are committed to creating elegantly simple user experiences from otherwise complex workflows.
  • You are driven to make an impact. You want to understand and measure the results of your work, looking for improvements and making a tangible impact to business growth.

Compensation details

  • Permanent position
  • Competitive salary
  • EMI share scheme / company pension
  • Employee cycle to work scheme
  • Free Santander Cycles hire key
  • Office fruit, tea, coffee and Friday drinks
  • Perkbox subscription
  • Bank holidays plus 24 days paid leave
  • Family and friends product discounts

We aim to transform urban mobility across the globe and be renowned for leadership in innovation, technology as well as design. If you are looking for a role that will challenge you, encourage creativity and provide you with ownership, then we want to hear from you. If this sounds like the sort of journey you want to a part of, then please send your information to [email protected]! We are very much looking forward to hearing from you.

OpenDigital Product Designer

A new venture in urban mobility from the founders of Blaze

We’re on the hunt for a product designer to work on an exciting (and seriously ambitious!) new urban mobility project led by the founders of Blaze. Working with some of the largest urban transportation organisations in the world, we are combining our expertise in creating innovative hardware with our vision to change the way people move around cities. We’re building a new team to lead the development of mobile and web products that will be used by cyclists, transport providers and fleet operators.

About Blaze

We are Blaze, we are leaders in creating innovative products for urban cycling. Our flagship product, the Laserlight, is a front bike light with a laser projecting a bike symbol onto the road ahead of the rider. It enables cyclists to be seen in the notorious ‘blind spot’ and keeps you safe on the road. We ship to 60 countries and now integrate our lights into Citi Bike in New York and all of the Santander Cycles in London, all of whom recognise Blaze as the key to providing safe and smart urban cycling now, and in the future.

Your challenge

This is an exciting opportunity for a product designer with experience of designing multi-platform digital products. You’ll join us right at the beginning of our journey so will have huge potential to shape the future of the business and grow the design team.

  • To sketch and prototype ideas to quickly access viability, and design the fine grained details of interactions.
  • To work closely with engineers, providing them with the required assets, as they build and ship ideas.
  • You will help conduct research to generate unique user insights, to better understand the requirements of the products we’re building and to help shape our longer term vision.
  • You will be required to contribute design thinking to drive the creation of world class user experiences. You will work closely with our industrial designers to create a unified brand and experience throughout the user journey.

We know realising our ambition can only be done by uniting smart thinking, brave design, innovative tech and nimble build. Our team brings all this together, resulting in a hugely exciting work environment.

About you

We would love someone with a mixture of the following assets:

  • You start with “why”: using data, research and an empathy for the customer to understand the problems you’re solving in great detail.
  • Experience designing digital products and systems, not just websites. You have helped ship products.
  • You craft beautiful experiences, using design and prototyping tools, as well as excellent communication skills, to bring ideas to life.
  • You love to collaborate, working in cross-functional teams to take shared ownership of new product features.
  • You think conceptually and are able to explore innovative ways to solve problems.
  • You have a basic understanding of the technical implications of design decisions.
  • You are driven to make an impact. You want to understand and measure the results of your work, looking for improvements and making a tangible impact to business growth.

Compensation details

  • Permanent position
  • Competitive salary
  • EMI share scheme / company pension
  • Employee cycle to work scheme
  • Free Santander Cycles hire key
  • Office fruit, tea, coffee and Friday drinks
  • Perkbox subscription
  • Bank holidays plus 24 days paid leave
  • Family and friends product discounts

We aim to transform urban mobility across the globe and be renowned for leadership in innovation, technology as well as design. If you are looking for a role that will challenge you, encourage creativity and provide you with ownership, then we want to hear from you. If this sounds like the sort of journey you want to a part of, then please send your information to [email protected]! We are very much looking forward to hearing from you.

OpenSenior Software Engineer

A new venture in urban mobility from the founders of Blaze

We’re on the hunt for a talented software engineer to work on an exciting (and seriously ambitious!) new urban mobility project led by the founders of Blaze. Working with some of the largest urban transportation organisations in the world, we are combining our expertise in creating innovative hardware with our vision to change the way people move around cities. We’re building a new team to lead the development of mobile and web products that will be used by cyclists, transport providers and fleet operators.

About Blaze

We are Blaze, we are leaders in creating innovative products for urban cycling. Our flagship product, the Laserlight, is a front bike light with a laser projecting a bike symbol onto the road ahead of the rider. It enables cyclists to be seen in the notorious ‘blind spot’ and keeps you safe on the road. We ship to 60 countries and now integrate our lights into Citi Bike in New York and all of the Santander Cycles in London, all of whom recognise Blaze as the key to providing safe and smart urban cycling now, and in the future.

So where would you fit into all this?

We’re looking for a senior software engineer, backend or full-stack, to join us in shaping the future of urban mobility. You’ll join us right at the beginning of our journey, helping to make key technical decisions and building out the initial backend & infrastructure.

Your Challenge

  • To tackle some big technology challenges and solve real-world user problems.
  • We place a high value on learning and personal growth, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore new technologies and push your boundaries.
  • We’re building something that tens of thousands of users rely on each day so you’ll be responsible for ensuring robustness and putting in place a proper procedure for when things break.

About you

We would love someone with a mixture of the following assets:

  • Breadth of professional experience in backend development and DevOps
  • Experience working with Python and/or Go
  • Experience with AWS/Google Cloud – experience and/or understanding of the requirements for handling and storing large volumes of data (~ 50M records generated a week) is a bonus

Compensation details

  • Permanent position
  • Competitive salary
  • EMI share scheme/company pension
  • Employee cycle to work scheme
  • Free Santander Cycles hire key
  • Office fruit, tea, coffee and Friday drinks
  • Perkbox subscription
  • Bank holidays plus 24 days paid leave
  • Family and friends product discounts

We aim to be the global urban cycling brand renowned for leadership in innovation, technology as well as design, and we would love you to help take us there. If this sounds like the sort of journey you want to a part of, then please send your CV to [email protected], as well as a short cover letter. We are very much looking forward to hearing from you.

We will be in touch with successful applicants directly, and this ad will stay live until the role is filled.

OpenSoftware Engineer (Full Stack / Front-End)

About Blaze

We are Blaze and we create innovation for urban cycling. Our flagship product, the Laserlight, is a front bike light with a laser projecting a bike symbol onto the road ahead of the rider. It enables cyclists to be seen in the notorious ‘blind spot’ and keeps them safer on the road. We started on Kickstarter and now ship to over 60 countries. More recently we have integrated our lights into Citi Bike in New York and all of the Santander Cycles in London, all of whom recognise us as the key to providing safe and smart urban cycling now, and in the future.

Working with some of the largest urban transportation organisations in the world, we are combining our expertise in creating innovative hardware with our vision to change the way people move around cities. We’re building a new team to lead the development of mobile and web products that will be used by cyclists, transport providers and fleet operators.

So where would you fit into all this?

We’re looking for a software engineer, with a bias towards JavaScript/React (front-end) experience, to join us in shaping the future of urban mobility. You’ll be joining a small engineering team at the beginning of our journey. You will take ownership of front-end web development within the team but we encourage (and expect) that you’re able to get stuck into other areas of development to support the team when needed. We look for people with strong technical and communication skills.

Your Challenge

  • To tackle some big technology challenges and solve real-world user problems.
  • We place a high value on learning and personal growth, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore new technologies and push your boundaries.
  • We’re building something that tens of thousands of users rely on each day so you’ll be responsible for ensuring robustness and putting in place a proper procedure for when things break.

About you

  • At least 3+ years experience building web applications
  • Strong understanding of modern JavaScript (ES6), HTML and CSS
  • Experience working with React & Redux. A candidate who has overcome the challenges of these two technologies past their basic usages, such as orchestrating complicated redux workflows, asynchronous actions, and higher order components.
  • Comfortable with Webpack and CSS post-processing/CSS-in-JS concepts
  • Pride in readable, well-designed, well-tested software
  • Comfortable working in a team that deals with ambiguity every day and is able to think creatively around the right technical solution to a given problem

Nice to haves

  • Experience with the Google Cloud Platform or AWS
  • Experience in building REST APIs
  • An understanding of Python
  • Experience/interest in using React Native

Compensation details

  • Permanent position
  • Competitive salary
  • EMI share scheme/company pension
  • Employee cycle to work scheme
  • Free Santander Cycles hire key
  • Office fruit, tea, coffee and Friday drinks
  • Perkbox subscription
  • Bank holidays plus 24 days paid leave
  • Family and friends product discounts

We aim to be the global urban cycling brand renowned for leadership in innovation, technology as well as design, and we would love you to help take us there. If this sounds like the sort of journey you want to a part of, then please send your CV to [email protected], as well as a short cover letter. We are very much looking forward to hearing from you.

We will be in touch with successful applicants directly, and this ad will stay live until the role is filled.

OpenMobile Engineer (React Native)

A new venture in urban mobility from the founders of Blaze

We’re on the hunt for a talented mobile engineer to work on an exciting (and seriously ambitious!) new urban mobility project led by the founders of Blaze. Working with some of the largest urban transportation organisations in the world, we are combining our expertise in creating innovative hardware with our vision to change the way people move around cities. We’re building a new team to lead the development of mobile and web products that will be used by cyclists, transport providers and fleet operators.

About Blaze

We are Blaze, we are leaders in creating innovative products for urban cycling. Our flagship product, the Laserlight, is a front bike light with a laser projecting a bike symbol onto the road ahead of the rider. It enables cyclists to be seen in the notorious ‘blind spot’ and keeps you safe on the road. We ship to 60 countries and now integrate our lights into Citi Bike in New York and all of the Santander Cycles in London, all of whom recognise Blaze as the key to providing safe and smart urban cycling now, and in the future.

Your Challenge

We’re looking for experienced mobile engineers to join us in shaping the future of urban mobility. You’ll be joining a small, fast paced engineering team to build mobile applications that people rely on to move around cities. We work extensively on both the native and Javascript side of a React Native applications.

  • Tackle some big technology challenges and solve real-world user problems in the area of urban mobility and logistics.
  • Work with the team to develop mobile applications across Android and iOS (although having a focus on one platform is fine).
  • Work closely with other engineers to help inform the overall architecture and API design for backend services.
  • To ensure proper process exists for testing of the mobile apps.

We place a high value on learning and personal growth, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to explore new technologies and push your boundaries.

We know realising our ambition can only be done by uniting smart thinking, brave design, innovative tech and nimble build. Our team brings all this together, resulting in a hugely exciting work environment.

About you

We would love someone with a mixture of the following assets:

  • Strong understanding of modern JavaScript (ES6) and working with React Native & Redux. You don’t need to be an expert in React Native if you have experience with React.
  • A candidate who has overcome the challenges of these two technologies past their basic usages, such as orchestrating complicated redux workflows, asynchronous actions, and higher order components. We value a strong understanding of composition within React, or an interest to move further in this direction.
  • Experience with native mobile languages (either Java/Kotlin or Obj-C/Swift).

Compensation details

  • Permanent position
  • Competitive salary
  • EMI share scheme/company pension
  • Employee cycle to work scheme
  • Free Santander Cycles hire key
  • Office fruit, tea, coffee and Friday drinks
  • Perkbox subscription
  • Bank holidays plus 24 days paid leave
  • Family and friends product discounts

We aim to be the global urban cycling brand renowned for leadership in innovation, technology as well as design, and we would love you to help take us there. If this sounds like the sort of journey you want to a part of, then please send your CV to [email protected], as well as a short cover letter. We are very much looking forward to hearing from you.

We will be in touch with successful applicants directly, and this ad will stay live until the role is filled.

OpenEmbedded Software Engineer

 

About Blaze

We are Blaze and we create innovation for urban cycling. Our flagship product, the Laserlight, is a front bike light with a laser projecting a bike symbol onto the road ahead of the rider. It enables cyclists to be seen in the notorious ‘blind spot’ and keeps them safer on the road. We started on Kickstarter and now ship to over 60 countries. More recently we have integrated our lights into Citi Bike in New York and all of the Santander Cycles in London, all of whom recognise us as the key to providing safe and smart urban cycling now, and in the future.

Working with some of the largest urban transportation organisations in the world, we are combining our expertise in creating innovative hardware with our vision to change the way people move around cities. We’re building a new team to lead the development of mobile and web products that will be used by cyclists, transport providers and fleet operators.

So where would you fit into all this?

Either contract or full time, we’re looking for an embedded software engineer to join us in shaping the future of urban mobility. You’ll work closely with our hardware engineers to build GSM units which broadcast data from various sensors, as well as receive and act on
commands.

We’re building something that tens of thousands of users rely on each day so you’ll be responsible for ensuring robustness and capable of thoroughly testing your work. We know realising our ambition can only be done by uniting smart thinking, brave design,
innovative tech and nimble build. Our team brings all this together, resulting in a hugely exciting work environment.

Your Challenge

  • We’re building something that tens of thousands of users rely on each day so you’ll be responsible for ensuring robustness and capable of thoroughly testing your work.
  • We know realising our ambition can only be done by uniting smart thinking, brave design, innovative tech and nimble build. Our team brings all this together, resulting in a hugely exciting work environment.

About you

We would love someone with a mixture of the following assets:

  • Expert in C / C++
  • Degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science, or related field
  • 3+ years in industry
  • Expert in C / C++
  • Experience developing for GSM hardware with data based M2M / IoT functionality
  • Experience developing device drivers for hardware applications
  • Comfortable with embedded protocols such as SPI, I2C and serial comms
  • Familiar with serialization, backwards compatibility concerns
  • Capable of operating in the hardware domain, and able to read schematics and debug systems
  • Strong understanding of multitasking in an RTOS context
  • Comfortable using an oscilloscope or logic analyser for debugging
  • Creating system, state and block-level diagrams

Extremely advantageous

  • Experience developing with MQTT, AMQP, CoAP or similar
  • Developing with IoT services such as Amazon IoT, Google Cloud or similar
  • OTA updates in embedded systems
  • Knowledge of embedded security

Compensation details

  • Permanent position
  • Competitive salary
  • EMI share scheme/company pension
  • Employee cycle to work scheme
  • Free Santander Cycles hire key
  • Office fruit, tea, coffee and Friday drinks
  • Perkbox subscription
  • Bank holidays plus 24 days paid leave
  • Family and friends product discounts

We aim to be the global urban cycling brand renowned for leadership in innovation, technology as well as design, and we would love you to help take us there. If this sounds like the sort of journey you want to a part of, then please send your CV to [email protected], as well as a short cover letter. We are very much looking forward to hearing from you.

We will be in touch with successful applicants directly, and this ad will stay live until the role is filled.