CTO for London's new cycle scheme
at Buzzbike in London
Position: Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
Package: Salary + Equity
Who are Buzzbike?
Buzzbike was founded in 2015 by Tom, an ex Apple marketing executive and Andy a business strategist, with an unreasonable ambition: Make cycling the dominant mode of commuter transport in the worlds most congested cities. The first phase of achieving this ambition was to reinvent the city cycle scheme with a disruptive new model that leases commuters a connected single speed bike that rewards the rider the more it’s ridden. All for free. 24/7. In return riders’ commit to riding a designated number of days per month and visibly parking their bikes on the street, enabled by a rider app that magically pairs with the bike when in proximity and technology that tracks, motivates and rewards riders.
All of this is made possible because Buzzbike partners with progressive brands and organisations who leverage the Buzzbike platform to create customised branded cycle schemes. A business model that led the BBC to write an article about Buzzbike entitled ‘How cycle advertising will save the world’
Find out more at www.buzzbike.london
A strong foundation has been built ahead of a full launch in 2017
In 2016 Buzzbike raised a seed round of funding, gaining both investment and influential advisors; designed and manufactured a bike; built a mobile app; and launched a 6-month pilot of 200 bikes with payments company Braintree, who are part of PayPal – which in just 2 months has seen over 15,000 miles recorded on Buzzbikes. In 2017 they will build on this success with a launch of a further 1,500 bikes ahead of global rollout in 2018.
In pursuit of a third Co-Founder to lead technology
Buzzbike is now looking for a hands-on CTO to strategically lead technology. In the short term the task will be to refine, build and evolve the existing technology (existing stack: Postgresql with PostGIS, Python running Flask with SQLAlchemy, iOS written in Swift 2.3 and React on the web) to support the current model, longer term there is huge potential for technology to become increasingly central to the core proposition as the business evolves. This represents a unique challenge that touches hardware, mobile and data for a hungry and passionate leader of technology looking to join an innovative startup.
Your primary responsibilities
> Set the strategic direction for all facets of technology
> Define technical architecture and a clear road map to deliver it
> Lead all aspects of development including hands on coding as required
> Work closely with the founders to evolve the product
> Develop and manage internal and external teams
> Be the voice of Buzzbike technology to investors, press and brands
Ideal experience and attributes
> You have likely held a senior technology position with a minimum of 5+ year’s experience
> Proven success at leading tech within a startup or fast moving, agile environment
> Have experience or potential to define, hire and manage technical teams to success
> A commercial understanding that guides your decision making at a macro and day to day level
> Examples of highly innovative commercially viable products or systems
> Relevant full stack experience or ability to learn new languages and systems quickly
> Strong communicator who can talk about technology in a human and inspiring way
> Used to working effectively with product, UX and design teams
> An unwavering hunger, passion and commitment to the things you care about
- No recruiters please.