When is a slow train preferable to two fast buses? What's the difference between the Overground in London and the S-Bahn in Berlin? What's the cheapest way to get from the Upper East Side to Williamsburg?
It will be your job to answer these questions: to get inside the mind of a city, and help us understand how its inhabitants move around it.
Your understanding of the world's most complex cities will directly influence how we guide people around them. From ensuring we have the most up-to-date timetables to delving into the psychology of what constitutes the "Best" routes, no two days will be alike, and your tasks will be as varied as:
- Talking to our users in New York to understand how to improve the app the city
- Developing relationships with a transit agency in Barcelona to integrate new bus routes
- Making sure our app is ready for a metro strike in Rome, a typhoon in Hong Kong or other commuter nightmares
- Integrating new train schedules for the S-Bahn in Berlin (or working with our engineers and robots to automate this task)
- Discussing with our product team how new features would impact the app in cities like Moscow, Barcelona & Singapore
- Using our secret tools to add a new Pesero route in Mexico City
- True passion for cities, urban transport and maps with good understanding of how public transport networks operate
- Not afraid of getting your hands dirty working with data in unfriendly formats
- Strong attention to detail
- Good communication skills and passion for teamwork
- Willing to take on more responsibility or specialise as the role evolves
- 2+ years of experience in an analytical, research or data role preferred
- Transit and language knowhow of some of our existing cities is a plus
Competitive pay, equity / stock options, and various startup perks like food, travel and hoodies.