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]

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.

To download a full job description, please click here.

OpenProduct Design

 

A new venture in urban mobility from the founders of Blaze

Looking to join a company renowned for leadership in innovation, technology as well as design?

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.

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.

So where would you fit into all this?

Either contract or full-time, 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.

Your challenge

  • You will work closely with our Head of Product throughout the development cycle to take initial product to market. 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 roadmap.
  • You will be required to contribute product design thinking to enable the creation of user driven focused 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.
  • You think conceptually and are able to explore innovative ways to solve problems.
  • You craft beautiful experiences, using design and prototyping tools, as well as excellent communication skills, to bring ideas to life.
  • 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

Apply with a CV and cover letter to [email protected] Your cover letter should help us find out more about you and your suitability for this role in particular. We will be in touch with successful applicants directly, and this ad will stay live until the role is filled.

To download a full job description, please click here.

OpenHead of Engineering

 

A new venture in urban mobility from the founders of Blaze

Looking to join a company renowned for leadership in innovation, technology as well as design?

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.

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.

So where would you fit into all this?

We’re on the hunt for a talented technical lead to work on an exciting (and seriously ambitious!) new urban mobility project led by the founders of Blaze. You’ll join us right at the beginning of our journey and be responsible for making key technical decisions as well growing and leading the engineering team.

Your challenge

  • Working as part of a small, dynamic team, you will work alongside the Head of Product and take responsibility for defining the overall technology architecture, further developing the product, helping to define the culture of the business and building out the tech team.
  • 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 proper procedure for when things break.
  • 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:

Technical ability

  • Breadth of technical ability with a bias toward backend development and DevOps.
  • Experience with AWS/Google Cloud needed – experience handling and storing large volumes of data (~ 50M records generated a week) is a bonus.
  • Mobile development experience is an advantage.

Leadership skills

  • Led and built a team before and is comfortable being responsible for the welfare and development of other engineers.
  • Managed agile processes and ceremonies to drive and track tech delivery.

Product Focus

  • Ability to clearly describe technical solutions to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Proven delivery of a product to market.

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

Apply with a CV and cover letter to [email protected] Your cover letter should help us find out more about you and your suitability for this role in particular. We will be in touch with successful applicants directly, and this ad will stay live until the role is filled.

To download a full job description, please click here.

OpenB2B 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 B2B Sales Account Manager to be sitting within Blaze’s Sales team. Blaze’s B2B relationships are made up of Bike Share clients (ex/ London TfL Santander bike share scheme) and bike manufacturers who eventually sell to bikes fitted with our products, to consumers. Blaze have two live Bike Share accounts and are looking to expand these partnerships over the coming months.

Your Challenge

  • Own all B2B accounts for Blaze.
  • 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 Bike Sharing clients involves developing and maintaining strong working relationships to foster and grow current business, along with onboard new accounts
  • Take a lead on identifying and gaining new Bike Share customers.
  • Identify and onboard bike manufacturing partners that would benefit from Blaze’s light technology

About you

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

  • Excellent and forming and maintaining effective business relationships
  • Experience within 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.

OpenSenior 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?

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.

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.