JUMP (formerly Social Bicycles) is the future of urban mobility: shared electric bicycle networks that are the quickest, most enjoyable, and most empowering way of getting around a city. With our locking and tracking “smartbike” technology, we pioneered dockless bicycle sharing systems. Our next generation product is an industry leading electric-assist bicycle platform. Our team of designers, engineers, planners, and operators have built this system from the ground up, and together we have deployed our networks to more than 40 locations across the world. Our goal is to transform cities, making them more sustainable, equitable, and livable via a new era of personal mobility.
To make that vision a reality, we need to grow our team. Across all disciplines of the company, we’re seeking candidates with the experience, competence, and enthusiasm to dive in headfirst and rapidly solve complex, exciting, and complicated problems We place tremendous value on our Company’s roots and culture: a mix of ingenuity, controlled chaos, hard work, and sense of purpose. This job opportunity offers a unique chance to join a small team and make a big impact.
About this position:
As an industrial designer at JUMP, this position would focus primarily on the physical design of the bicycle and sub-components. In addition to helping with bicycle and component design, you will help with ongoing bicycle production management. This will require learning the processes involved with our manufacturer and the details needed to manage the workflow through the manufacturer that results in a high quality product.
WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED:
Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design or Engineering with 2 or more years of experience in industrial and/or product design/or product engineering
Ability to utilize appropriate visual tools for the application, whether that is 2D rendering, Napkin Sketching, 3D rendering, or physical prototyping.
Exceptional verbal, written, and visual communication skills
Exceptional 3D modeling skills, preferably in Solidworks.
Experience and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite
Aesthetic Sensibility, the ability to define and articulate strong and appropriate product form.
General understanding of manufacturing practices in welding, casting, machining, and molding
Basic understanding of E-bike components. (Motor, Battery, Motor controller)
Ability to communicate and collaborate with manufacturing partners.
Self-motivated and detail orientated person.
Ability and desire to learn bicycle mechanics and assembly.
Domestic and international travel 4-6 weeks per year, valid driver’s license and passport required
Ability to use computer extensively
Ability to periodically lift up to 50 lbs.
This employee will report directly to the Industrial Design Manager. This individual will work collaboratively with product managers, creative, engineering, marketing, and project managers. This employee will not have direct reports.
The employee will be based in JUMP’s Brooklyn Navy Yard location and travel periodically, both domestically and internationally.
Candidates interested in this position must provide a cover letter, resume, and portfolio examples with their application in either a PDF or weblink. Failure to submit all required documents will result in dismissal.
Please apply to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Resume / CV
Work sample of 1-3 professional projects
Work sample of 1-3 personal projects.
Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of SoBi to provide employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation.
SoBi strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.
How To Apply
NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.