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UBCO

About

All-wheel drive utility motorbikes are built for hard work. Engineered and tested in New Zealand and adopted by consumers and businesses globally.

Location
Tauranga
Website
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Founded
2015
Employees
11-50
Funding stage
Series B

Culture

Our space

Careers

Available roles

Working with us

Values

  • We are open

    We value transparency, honesty and reliability

  • We embrace sustainability

    From understanding customer requirements to design for disassembly and product stewardship, Life Cycle Thinking is at the heart of our product development process.

  • We design for individual customer experience

    As a design led organisation, the customer is always front and centre. We’re always looking to be better and to do better. We can’t help it.

  • We are unconventional

    We follow our own path. We are unconventional, open, humorous, collaborative, & genuine

 
 

Senior Mobile Developer - Android

About UBCO

At UBCO we enable people to power their purpose. We believe in creating products that help people do inspiring things, whether that’s exploring our planet, creating a better world, or working smarter and safer. People want a more sustainable, brighter future, and we want our products to make a difference in it.

Headquartered in sunny Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, UBCO today is a world leading utility electric vehicle (UEV) company with a team spanning the United States, Australia, Asia, Europe, and the United Kingdom. 

Our UEVs have been built for hard work and adventure, engineered and tested in New Zealand, then adopted globally by corporates and consumers. We are selling through multiple channels, including dealer networks, direct to consumer and B2B to enterprise fleet customers.

Our products consist of a range of two-wheel-drive UEVs and power supplies that provide optionality for 2X2 users. These are digitally connected with a software app for individual drivers and telematics for our fleet managers.

About the role:

As a senior mobile developer for Android, you will be taking the lead in the development of new native Android mobile applications through their complete development lifecycle. You will work with colleagues in the same team and across departments. As an experienced member of the team, you will help guide and mentor other software developers as needed.

Our applications are being built from scratch, as new greenfield projects. Integration with Bluetooth/BLE is a big component of this!

The software development team at UBCO is very new, and you will be working in a team with other experienced senior developers to shape and define our software development processes, tools and techniques. We are looking for experienced developers who have strong knowledge and opinions of how software should be built and can follow through on the implementation. You will have a unique opportunity to not only build applications from scratch, but setup and control the entire software development process from the beginning as well!

Here’s what you will be doing:

  • Develop high quality native mobile applications, using industry best practices, to drive the software product offering forward for UBCO.
  • Produce clean, efficient code based on specifications.
  • Be aware of changes and advancements in mobile development and utilise these advancements within UBCO.
  • Perform validation and verification testing of developed software 
  • Understand and contribute to all parts of the software development process, including scoping, estimations, technical design, development, testing, and operations.
  • Help build and shape the software development team within UBCO.

You need these skills…

Extensive experience and deep understanding of the following core skills:

  • Native mobile development for the Android platform, using Java or Kotlin
  • Bluetooth and BLE development
  • Integrating with RESTful APIs
  • Unit testing of mobile applications
  • Working closely with other developers to ensure successful delivery of high-quality applications.

The following skills would be great to have:

  • Integrating with custom hardware devices
  • Working with firmware developers to define integrations, particularly around Bluetooth and BLE.
  • Management and administration of Google Play Store 
  • UI/UX design of mobile applications

It would be nice if you

  • Have excelled and thrived at a startup or rapidly growing company.
  • Helped build product development teams from scratch.
  • Previously developed a SW platform from scratch for consumer HW products.
  • Enjoy riding bikes and getting outdoors on the regular.

Some of the great things UBCO offers

  • A fantastic Mt Maunganui based office and workshop.
  • Significant career development opportunities with a company on the cusp of high growth.
  • The opportunity to help build a meaningful business from the early stages with an ambitious group of like-minded innovators.
  • Flexible working environment where we appreciate you have a life outside of work – we all work at our best when we take care of ourselves and each other.
  • A global company footprint, where you will build lasting relationships with diverse, exceptional minds, around the world.
  • Seeing your products used in the most unusual places worldwide from the desert to the arctic, and everything in between.

To be considered for this role, suitably experienced and qualified applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand.

 

Senior Mobile Developer - iOS

About UBCO

At UBCO we enable people to power their purpose. We believe in creating products that help people do inspiring things, whether that’s exploring our planet, creating a better world, or working smarter and safer. People want a more sustainable, brighter future, and we want our products to make a difference in it.

Headquartered in sunny Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, UBCO today is a world leading utility electric vehicle (UEV) company with a team spanning the United States, Australia, Asia, Europe, and the United Kingdom. 

Our UEVs have been built for hard work and adventure, engineered and tested in New Zealand, then adopted globally by corporates and consumers. We are selling through multiple channels, including dealer networks, direct to consumer and B2B to enterprise fleet customers.

Our products consist of a range of two-wheel-drive UEVs and power supplies that provide optionality for 2X2 users. These are digitally connected with a software app for individual drivers and telematics for our fleet managers.

About the role:

As a senior mobile developer for iOS, you will be taking the lead in the development of new native iOS mobile applications through their complete development lifecycle. You will work with colleagues in the same team and across departments. As an experienced member of the team, you will help guide and mentor other software developers as needed.

Our applications are being built from scratch, as new greenfield projects. Integration with Bluetooth/BLE is a big component of this!

The software development team at UBCO is very new, and you will be working in a team with other experienced senior developers to shape and define our software development processes, tools and techniques. We are looking for experienced developers who have strong knowledge and opinions of how software should be built and can follow through on the implementation. You will have a unique opportunity to not only build applications from scratch, but setup and control the entire software development process from the beginning as well!

Here’s what you will be doing:

  • Develop high quality native mobile applications, using industry best practices, to drive the software product offering forward for UBCO.
  • Produce clean, efficient code based on specifications.
  • Be aware of changes and advancements in mobile development and utilise these advancements within UBCO.
  • Perform validation and verification testing of developed software 
  • Understand and contribute to all parts of the software development process, including scoping, estimations, technical design, development, testing, and operations.
  • Help build and shape the software development team within UBCO.

You need these skills…

Extensive experience and deep understanding of the following core skills:

  • Native mobile development for the iOS platform, using Swift
  • Bluetooth and BLE development
  • Integrating with RESTful APIs
  • Unit testing of mobile applications
  • Working closely with other developers to ensure successful delivery of high-quality applications.

The following skills would be great to have:

  • Integrating with custom hardware devices
  • Working with firmware developers to define integrations, particularly around Bluetooth and BLE.
  • Management and administration of Apple App Store 
  • UI/UX design of mobile applications

It would be nice if you

  • Have excelled and thrived at a startup or rapidly growing company.
  • Helped build product development teams from scratch.
  • Previously developed a SW platform from scratch for consumer HW products.
  • Enjoy riding bikes and getting outdoors on the regular.

Some of the great things UBCO offers

  • A fantastic Mt Maunganui based office and workshop.
  • Significant career development opportunities with a company on the cusp of high growth.
  • The opportunity to help build a meaningful business from the early stages with an ambitious group of like-minded innovators.
  • Flexible working environment where we appreciate you have a life outside of work – we all work at our best when we take care of ourselves and each other.
  • A global company footprint, where you will build lasting relationships with diverse, exceptional minds, around the world.
  • Seeing your products used in the most unusual places worldwide from the desert to the arctic, and everything in between.

To be considered for this role, suitably experienced and qualified applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand.

 

Social Media Lead

UBCO started in 2015 as the 'Utility Bike Company' and has evolved into a business that provides power to move and to do things every day.

Our goal is to enable people to do inspiring stuff: take inspirational journeys, explore our planet, work smarter and safer. People want a better world, and we want our products to make a difference in it.

Our utility electric vehicles (UEVs) have been built for hard work. Engineered and tested for work and adventure in New Zealand, then adopted globally by corporates and consumers.

Headquartered in Tauranga, we attract people who push the boundaries and think differently.  As well as NZ, we have UBCO team members in the US, the UK, EU, Asia and Australia – UBCO is a truly global business.

About the role

The UBCO Marketing team is powered by people with their own unique backgrounds and experiences and we value their talents, contributions, and perspectives. 

We’re looking for a creative and skilled digital professional to join our marketing team with an excellent understanding of social platforms. You’ll be responsible for managing UBCOs social media channels globally; posting creative and engaging content, nurturing customer engagement, and building UBCO’s social community. We’re looking for someone with a passion for digital marketing and the ability to harness the power of social media to help fuel our growth. 

You'll need to have 

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing, or a related field.
  • 1 or more years of social media experience including planning and managing content in a corporate or agency setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and must have a thorough understanding of social media management and strategy.
  • Experience using various analytics software.
  • Multi-tasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment as part of a tight-knit team
  • Fun!

Nice to have

  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Experience using Shopify Plus and HubSpot
 

Communications Manager (NZ)

UBCO started in 2015 as the 'Utility Bike Company'. Now we have evolved into a business that provides power to move and to do things every day.

Our goal is to enable people to do inspiring stuff: take inspirational journeys, explore our planet, work smarter and safer. People want a better world, and we want our products to make a difference in it.

Our utility electric vehicles (UEVs) have been built for hard work. Engineered and tested for work and adventure in New Zealand, then adopted globally by corporates and consumers.

Headquartered in Tauranga New Zealand, UBCO today has national distributors in the United States, Australia, Europe, and the United Kingdom. We are selling through multiple channels, including dealer networks, direct to consumer and B2B to enterprise fleet customers.

Our products today consist of a range of 2X2 UEVs and power supplies to provide optionality for 2X2 users, as well as standalone portable power supplies. These are digitally connected with software apps for individual drivers, and telematics for our fleet managers.

About the Role

We are looking for someone with a big picture outlook who is communications and commercially savvy, energetic, and ready to hit the ground running in this exciting new role.

The Communications Manager is responsible for the delivery of impactful communications and PR across UBCO’s global markets via a range of strategically planned and reactive opportunities across media, events, stakeholder comms, marketing, social media, and internal comms.

They will also know how to make things happen across B2C and B2B and will possess the ability to take on ideas and tasks and make them happen at speed within a fast moving, start-up environment.  We are looking for someone who has the skills to work within a team, across teams, with partners and investors and agencies to help make UBCO famous globally.

You will need these Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or relevant field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role, including agency management. 
  • Proven experience creating targeted content is advantageous.
  • Strong knowledge of communication practices and techniques.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to multitask and work well under pressure.
  • Excellent organisational and leadership abilities.

Some of the great things UBCO offers...

  • Significant career development opportunities with a company on the cusp of high growth.
  • The opportunity to help build a meaningful business from the early stages with an ambitious group of like-minded innovators. 
  • A global company footprint, where you will build lasting relationships with diverse, exceptional minds, around the world

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