WHO IS BEELINE?
Beeline is on a mission to help the world have better journeys by bike. Founded in 2015 by Mark and Tom, two friends who wanted to solve getting lost in London on their bikes, Beeline has now grown into a healthy young business with big ambitions to grow.
Beeline’s first product, the Velo, is a beautifully designed device that sits on the bike handlebar and gives navigation guidance to the rider through the ride. It was launched on Kickstarter in 2015, and has since sold over 10,000 units. The Moto (the edition for motorcycles) is launching this month and has already taken over 9,000 pre-orders. The first deal to integrate into a city bikeshare scheme has recently been confirmed, with several others in the pipeline – the number of Beeline users will at least triple in the next 9 months.
The technology at the core of Beeline is in our mobile apps and soon web apps. This is where the user interactions occur so it needs to be the best possible experience. This is where you come in.
WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR:
We're looking for a great mobile developer to bring their skills in Android and/or iOS development and be keen to learn new skills.
You'll already have some good experience, but more important will be a hunger to learn, adapt and to solve interesting problems. We're still in the exciting startup phase in which the demands on our tech team are in flux. So rather than deep specialists, we want a curious, smart generalist who relishes new challenges and opportunities to learn and wants to shape this product with their ideas.
If that sounds like you we'd love to talk!
Beeline and mobile
Our iOS and Android apps are the key interaction point for our users so we need to keep driving them to be the very best they can be. You could be working on areas such as:
Integrating our own routing engine into the apps, being developed by our data scientists, and in the meantime finding and integrating the best local 3rd party providers (it's rarely Google for cycling!) to give our users the best journeys.
Adding the option of various map layers and offline maps to give users the best route planning experience.
Giving the apps a full UI/UX overhaul alongside our great designer.
Building partner integrations with products like Strava, Komoot or Calimoto through APIs to give users the most seamless experience.
IMPACT OF THE WORK:
Two wheeled transport is set to play a huge role in the future of our cities as well as a leisure activity, and we think our products will be a key enabler to this growth. Bike use is growing for good reasons – the combined impact of improving citizens’ health and wellbeing as well as the broader environmental benefits make this a no brainer. The trend is helped along by huge new industries in micromobility (think Mobike bikes, Lime e-scooters etc) and two wheeled delivery fleets like Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Navigating all these new riders around the city in a way that meets their needs (ie safe routes for new cyclists, fast routes for delivery riders) is key to increasing participation and reaping the societal benefits, and we’re striving to be the company that does that.
WE CAN OFFER YOU:
- A competitive salary and generous options (shares)
- The opportunity to develop new skills
- A relaxed, supportive and jovial team culture - we aim to take our work seriously without taking ourselves too seriously
- The opportunity to shape the future of this young, growing company
- A part to play in the future of urban transport
YOU CAN OFFER US:
The skills listed above and bonus points for experience working with: - Mapping providers (Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, MapBox etc) - Firebase Real Time Database and Cloud Functions - RESTful APIs