26-50 employees
Series B
Consumer
Hardware & Robotics
Mobile

Superpedestrian Company Overview

Superpedestrian is a venture-backed company operating out of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded late 2012 by Assaf Biderman, Associate Director at MIT's Senseable City Lab, Superpedestrian develops products aimed at transforming mobility in urban areas and seeks new ways to connect people with their environment.

With an exclusive license to MIT's Copenhagen Wheel, we are bringing together design, robotics, and mobile technologies to provide new forms of human-powered mobility for cities. Ultimately, our vision is to offer an improved quality of living for everyone.

People at Superpedestrian are both thinkers and doers with a wide variety of backgrounds. They are analytical and artistic, conservative and uncoventional, methodical and whimsical. If you are creative and committed, and you like making things, you might belong on our team. You will be expected to challenge and be challenged, create and innovate. You must have a genuine passion for producing the best product experience, regardless of its kind.

Jobs at Superpedestrian

 

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10 Jobs Listed
Cambridge |

The software team at Superpedestrian works on the Copenhagen Wheel’s companion mobile apps, backends to support the rich wheel data we collect, a direct to consumer sales engine, manufacturing integration, research and support tools, and much more!  We’re a tight knit, industrious bunch and we are seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join the team. The ideal candidate has strong skills in backend development, optimizing algorithms and database structures, but can contribute on multiple levels.

There are currently several opportunities open in the software team and we are looking for candidates at different stages of their career. Don’t hesitate to apply if you only meet some of the preferred qualifications or if you feel you’re overqualified. This is a position where you will have the opportunity to shape your responsibilities based on your skills and interests.

What you’ll do:

  • Maintain and enhance database-backed API.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design and ship new features.
  • Contribute across the stack on developing web applications, data layers, and back end services.
  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability and general reliability.
  • Work on improving application performance and bug fixes.
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency and application performance.
  • Mentor junior team members.
  • Participate in peer code reviews.
  • Participate in Agile Scrum sprint and release planning.

What we’re looking for:

  • 5+ years of industry experience building scalable backend services
  • Experience with Python or other scripting language
  • Experience with Django, Rails, Node or similar web framework
  • Experience with RESTful web services, JSON
  • Working knowledge of database systems such as PostgreSQL, NoSQL (MongoDB)

Even better:

  • Experience storing and indexing large scale location data
  • Experience with e-commerce technologies
  • Experience with Salesforce integration
  • Ability to identify technology that will grow our big data processing capabilities
  • Experience working with a developer community
  • Passion for improving company wide processes leveraging software solutions
Cambridge |

The Superpedestrian mobile app is the gateway between the Copenhagen Wheel, Wheel owners, other riders and the city. We are seeking a UI / Graphic Designer who will be responsible for delivering and improving evocative and pixel-perfect design for Superpedestrian’s mobile and web experience. You should have a passion for elegant, well thought-out, user-centered design and be able to identify with the core elements that comprise Superpedestrian’s brand identity: utility, beauty, and the abstraction of complexity.

What you'll do: 

  • Design for users. Our product is used by a wide variety of individuals of all ages, interests and needs, so you’ll be expected to take a human-centered approach to design.
  • Create mockups, mood boards and visual assets for use across teams.
  • Manage visual assets and design language for iOS, Android, and web projects.
  • Build upon our existing brand to deliver beautiful and functional designs.
  • Collaborate with engineers, marketers, and leadership to create a cohesive experience across our products.

What we're looking for: 

  • Experience with designing attractive and efficient interfaces for mobile apps
  • Strong opinions about design and comfort presenting your work in team critiques
  • A stand-out design portfolio: make sure to highlight your role and contribution to each project
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and a team-focused attitude
  • Academic degree in visual communication, new media, graphic design or similar experience
  • Expert skill with tools of the trade: Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator and other tools
  • Familiarity with the Agile software development process
Cambridge |

We are seeking a Sourcing Manager with global experience sourcing mechanical assemblies and custom parts.  You must be technical and hands-on, developing a qualified supply base to secure the best value for goods purchased.  Leveraging this supply base, you will partner with Engineering, Manufacturing, R&D, and Quality to identify the best sources for parts and assemblies in order to deliver qualified products to the manufacturing line.

What you’ll do:

  • IF YOU DON'T HAVE EXPERIENCE SOURCING PARTS AND SYSTEMS IN CHINA PLEASE STOP READING HERE.  THANKS!
  • Be responsible for sourcing both complex assemblies and custom parts while balancing priorities of time and cost.  
  • Identify, assess and qualify a global supply base including initial vendor identification, down selection through RFQ processes, and drive cost out while improving quality through a regimented DFM process for both prototype and production parts.
  • Use your extensive supplier network to identify, develop, implement, and maintain sourcing strategies and relationships for assigned categories across a global supply base.   
  • Review product selections, evaluate supplier quotations, and validate compliance to engineering specifications in order to select the solutions that bring the most commercial value.

The following responsibilities may be part of this position based on the applicant’s background, experience and desire:

  • Be responsible for purchasing all strategic and new items (other purchasing is handled by our Contract Manufacturers).
  • Work with Engineering, Manufacturing, Contract Manufacturers and Suppliers to develop cost models, target costs and low cost alternatives. Organize and conduct pricing benchmarks and competitive analysis.
  • Develop and maintain a portfolio of cost saving projects that meet Superpedestrian targets for cost reduction.
  • Drive programs to continuously improve the quality  of goods from suppliers.
  • Actively resolve supplier delivery, quality or commercial issues.

What we’re looking for:

  • Must have experience in sourcing mechanical parts and complex assemblies from suppliers in Asia
  • Must have extensive knowledge of prototype and production manufacturing techniques including rapid prototyping, machining, casting, forging, molding, stamping
  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum of 8 years work experience in Commodity/Category Management, Procurement and/or Strategic Sourcing within a global organization
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with procurement strategy and cost management best practices
  • Excellent communication skills and the proven ability to effectively work with global suppliers
  • Able to manage multiple projects under deadline constraints and maintain focus at all times
  • Experience working with contract manufacturers
  • Ability and willingness to travel is a must
  • Experience with a wide range of technologies and projects is a plus
  • Previous work experience at both small and large companies is a plus
Cambridge |

We are seeking an Embedded Software Engineer to join the Copenhagen Wheel embedded software development team. The ideal candidate has strong skills in embedded software architecture, design, and implementation on resource constrained, robotic-like systems. You must demonstrate high competency in low-level chip configuration, system time management, sensor sampling/conditioning, and inter-processor communications. Experience with inter-device communications such as Bluetooth and GPRS is a plus. Additionally, experience in the area of motion control and specifically with implementing motor drive software for brushless DC motors on a microprocessor is also a plus.

What you'll do:

  • Help build our next generation technology by writing code predominantly in C and python, for embedded targets that service motor control, battery management, and systems communication and control.
  • Contribute your knowledge and wisdom to the team's development processes and software best practices.
  • Own a target platform, design its software and take it all the way through from initial concept to debugging and system validation to manufacturing and product launch.
  • Collaborate closely with the embedded hardware team to specify module and system requirements and design.
  • Design and document software interactions between system modules and cloud services and mobile applications.
  • Contribute to a software quality plan including testing, inspection, and certification.
  • Work closely in a small team where personal interactions are critical to timely decisions and knowledge sharing.
  • Participate in ideation for future products and features.

What we're looking for:

  • MS/BS CS/EE with 7+ years of industry experience developing embedded software systems
  • Expert programming skills in C/C++
  • Experience in embedded robotics or motion control applications
  • Experience developing software for commercial use, familiarity with software product life cycle including the support of fielded product
  • Experience implementing low-level chip functionality and drivers (CAN, I2C, SPI, USB, bootloaders) for embedded systems
  • Experience with scripting languages
  • Experience with revision control systems
  • Software regulatory experience is a plus
  • Experience with Bluetooth and GRPS Protocols is a plus
  • Ability to write PC based tools and applications for the development, debug, and test of embedded systems is a plus
  • Experience in embedded robotics or motion control applications is a plus
  • Electric vehicle experience is a plus
  • Assembly language skills is a plus
  • Avid cyclist is a plus
Cambridge |

We are seeking a Software Tools Engineer who will be responsible for developing and maintaining software tools that interact with the Copenhagen Wheel’s embedded system and our cloud based API.  These tools will be for engineering development, manufacturing, and field service.  Also will include development of tools for R&D test activities that include custom developed testers encompassing motors, sensors, etc. that interact with our product.  

What you’ll do:

  • Develop and maintain manufacturing, engineering and support test tools for the Copenhagen Wheel and subsystems.
  • Work with engineering and manufacturing to define and create manufacturing tests for electrical hardware and software.
  • Develop PC based test tools and frameworks for testing embedded software and hardware.
  • Create tools to get meaningful data from the large amount of tests we run.
  • Foster our tools ecosystem; be responsible for design, validation, documentation and release of tools infrastructure.
  • Work closely in a small team where personal interactions are critical to timely decisions and knowledge sharing.
  • Participate in ideation for future products and features.
  • Create opportunities for product improvement by identifying flaws and developing solutions.

     

What we’re looking for:

  • BS in CS or EE, MS preferred with at least 3 years of experience developing software with fluency in Python
  • Additional programming skills in C, C++
  • Competency in some or all of the following communication protocols: CAN, I2C, SPI, UART, Bluetooth
  • Experience with a variety of integrated development environments
  • Background developing HIL and SIL testers
  • Experience selecting and interfacing with DAQs, sensors, power supplies, etc.
  • Experience with RESTful web services, JSON and database systems is a plus
  • Experience with revision control systems, issue tracking, and software documentation (bash, git, jira, confluence, doxygen)

     
Cambridge |

We continue to grow our Product Management group and are seeking a Product Manager for our e-bike share and fleet business. You will be developing cutting-edge fleet management tools and hardware for the most advanced mobility systems in the world.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop and communicate product specifications for both hardware and software teams to improve upon existing solutions and future offerings.
  • Develop fleet and bike share roadmaps.
  • Manage product development, testing and release planning on tight timelines.
  • Develop, coordinate and ensure successful execution of release/launch plan for software builds. 
  • Analyze product and market data to evaluate opportunities, analyze product impact, and balance business needs, user needs, and technical feasibility in making sound recommendations.
  • Conduct competitive analysis

What we’re looking for:

  • At least 5 years experience in product management in a related field.
  • Previous experience with fleet management tools is desired.
  • Experience in business development is highly desired.
  • Bachelor degree in technical, design, business or related fields is required
  • Ability to strategize and understand the immediate and long term business implications of your projects
  • A quick and self-motivated learner with the ability to work on projects independently
  • Ability to comprehend and communicate technical concepts in writing and in person
  • Experience working with technical and non-technical cross-organization teams
  • Experience and familiarity with an Agile development process
  • Experience with business intelligence tools or SQL
  • Prior experience with hardware products is a huge plus
  • Interest and working knowledge of bicycles is a plus
Cambridge |

The software team at Superpedestrian works on the software behind the Copenhagen Wheel, including our mobile apps, backends to support the rich sensor data we collect, a direct to consumer sales engine, manufacturing integration, research/support tools, and much more!  We’re a tight knit, industrious bunch.

We are seeking not one, but two junior iOS engineers to join the team. We want you to apply as a team! If you've already worked with someone you like, this is a great opportunity. We will be prioritizing candidates who introduce us to another candidate who they work and communicate well with. We will be interviewing you together! This interview process will include joint coding exercise for you to show off your abilities as a team, as well as technical chats with our engineers here to show off your skills individually.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design and ship new features.
  • Write performant, maintainable code in Swift and occasionally Objective-C
  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability and general reliability
  • Participate in peer code reviews
  • Participate in Agile Scrum sprint and release planning

What we’re looking for:

  • Proficient with Swift or Objective-C
  • Working knowledge of at least one of the following iOS frameworks: Core Location, Core Data, Core Bluetooth
  • Working knowledge of RESTful web services, JSON
  • Working knowledge of SQL
  • Familiarity with Git

 

Cambridge |

The software team at Superpedestrian works on the software behind the Copenhagen Wheel, including our mobile apps, backends to support the rich sensor data we collect, a direct to consumer sales engine, manufacturing integration, research/support tools, and much more!  We’re a tight knit, industrious bunch.

We are seeking a Senior iOS Software Engineer to join the Superpedestrian mobile applications team. You will own the iOS code and collaborate directly with product management, design, and engineering to set the route for our iOS and Android applications.

What you’ll do:

  • Maintain and extend our existing iOS applications in an agile environment
  • Work with cross functional teams to define, design, build and ship new features
  • Collaborate with other mobile engineers to establish best practices
  • Brainstorm with the team about new products and opportunities
  • Participate in joint application design sessions
  • Collaboratively review code
  • Facilitate iOS App Store staging and delivery
  • Develop testing suites for mobile applications
  • Analyze and tune performance
  • Troubleshoot and fix bugs

What we’re looking for:

  • At least 5 years experience in the software / computer engineering industry
  • Experience developing, releasing, and maintaining native iOS apps (point us to your work in the App Store)
  • Experience and comfort working with the iOS SDK, Xcode, Swift, and Objective C
  • Knowledge of iOS UX guidelines and best practices combined with insightful opinions about iOS, the mobile experience and visualizing data on mobile devices
  • Experience and comfort working with iOS frameworks such as Core Bluetooth, Core Data, and Core Location
  • Working knowledge of RESTful web services, JSON
  • Working knowledge of SQL
  • Experience collaboratively working within cross-functional teams to define, design and ship new features 
  • Debugging and profiling skills, including familiarity with unit-testing code for robustness

What you can expect in return:

  • A team of awesome, like-minded, driven people that support each other, and mentors from across the top echelons of industry
  • A competitive compensation and equity package as well as a 401(K) retirement savings plan
  • The choice of a wide range of health and dental insurance plans, a flexible spending account, short and long-term disability and life insurance
  • Flexible working hours, casual dress code, and unlimited paid vacation
  • The chance to have your voice heard and help shape Superpedestrian’s future
  • A gorgeous, dog-friendly workspace in a renovated warehouse with a private courtyard in the heart of Cambridge
  • A full kitchen, stocked with an intimidatingly wide range of hot sauces, and a grill for our frequent cookouts
  • Regular social events, team lunches, weekly beer runs (often by bike), and a bi-weekly running club

 

Cambridge |

We are seeking a Full Stack Software Engineer to join the Copenhagen Wheel software team. The ideal candidate has strong skills in backend development, API design and database structures.

There are currently several opportunities open in the software team so we are looking for candidates at different stages of their career. Don’t hesitate to apply if you only meet some of the preferred qualifications, or if you feel you’re overqualified. This is a position where you will have the opportunity to shape your responsibilities based on the skills you bring to the table.

What you’ll do:

  • Create multiple database-backed API backends
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design and ship new features
  • Contribute across the stack on developing web applications, data layers, and back end services
  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability and general reliability
  • Work on improving application performance and bug fixes
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency and application performance
  • Participate in cross-team peer code reviews
  • Participate in Agile Scrum sprint and release planning

 

What we’re looking for:

  • 2+ years of industry experience building scalable backend services
  • Significant experience with Python
  • Experience with Django, Rails, Node or similar web framework
  • Undergraduate degree in computer science or related field
  • Experience with RESTful web services, JSON
  • Working knowledge of database systems
Cambridge |

We are seeking a Front End Software Engineer to join the Copenhagen Wheel software team. The ideal candidate has strong skills in development, creating robust and maintainable front-end apps, and is excited about the company and our mission.

There are currently several opportunities open in the software team so we are looking for candidates at different stages of their career. Don’t hesitate to apply if you only meet some of the preferred qualifications, or if you feel you’re overqualified. This is a position where you will have the opportunity to shape your responsibilities based on the skills you bring to the table.

What you’ll do:

  • Create a variety of web applications, both consumer facing and business to business
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design and ship new features.
  • Unit-tests code for robustness, including edge cases, usability and general reliability.
  • \Work on improving application performance and bug fixes.
  • Continuously discovers, evaluates, and implements new technologies to maximize development efficiency and application performance.
  • Participate in cross-team peer code reviews.
  • Participate in Agile Scrum sprint and release planning.

 

What we’re looking for:

  • Experience with Javascript and client side application frameworks
  • Experience with CSS / front-end UI development
  • Experience with Python or other similar scripting language
  • Experience with Django, Rails, Node or similar web framework
  • Experience with RESTful web services, JSON
  • Working knowledge of database systems
84 Hamilton Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Life at Superpedestrian is about creating the magic that people feel while riding the Copenhagen Wheel. Whether you're a robotics engineer designing a real-time response system, a designer creating a beautiful object, or responsible for organizing ride events around the world, we work together.

You don’t have to be the world’s most obsessed cyclist but you do have to possess a strong love for cities and a desire to make them better. Our products make people go wow, and our commitment is to offer fun and compelling alternatives to driving a private car.

Why Is Working With Us Super?

CYCLE TO WORK

We use the Copenhagen Wheel to ride to work and run errands every day. And because the Copenhagen Wheel fits most bicycles, you can choose the one to match your style. Road, 29er, Dutch, you name it.

GORGEOUS WORKSPACE

Your job is about exploring the city, but some days you will be stuck at your desk. When you are, that desk is in a beautifully renovated warehouse with a courtyard in the heart of Cambridge.

AGENTS OF CHANGE

We have got a lot to do and we tackle everything as a team. We thrive on mutual respect and commitment to allow the best ideas to flourish. That’s how we can make great product that change the world.

WORK WITH THE BEST

At Superpedestrian you will feel at home from day one with a team of fun, like-minded, driven people from across the top echelons of industry.

THE EXPERIENCE

We are trying to change the world, and nobody said it was going to be easy. You will be expected to challenge and be challenged, but you will be invited to make your voice heard and help shape Superpedestrian’s future.

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

We offer a competitive compensation and equity package to rival the best, as well as choice from a wide range of insurance and retirement plans.

Blog

May 24, 2018
In the interest of being open and transparent we wanted to let you know about a bug that impacted a number of our European based riders . ...
May 23, 2018
A right of passage, living in Boston, is around the time you hit your late 20’s you start to listen to NPR radio. Trust me, it’s inevitable. It happens to all of us.   Day after day you wake up to the soothing sounds of Steve Inskeep dropping knowledge while you prepare for work. So, when we learned that PRI’s The World - a show on NPR affiliate WGBH in Boston - was interested in doing a story about the Copenhagen Wheel, and the rapid adoption of ebikes in the US, we j...
May 23, 2018
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May 17, 2018
To celebrate Bike Month, I wanted to look back at an awesome video by the Boston Globe that put the Copenhagen Wheel to the test.  Tech reporter Hiawatha Bray pitted a bike with a Copenhagen Wheel versus one without.  The challenge? An uphill race against a serious cyclist. Poor kid. He never stood a chance....
May 11, 2018
You've probably seen them on the roads, those semi-odd shaped bicycles that look like a chaise lounge on wheels, meet a bike from the future. Perhaps you’re wondering what’s the deal and why are there more and more on the road....