Careers at Zipabout

We’re looking for a couple of people to join our central Oxford team. If either role appeals, please drop us a line with a covering letter (essential!) and a CV and tell us why you’d make a good addition! Interested candidates should forward their CV and a covering letter to jobs@zipabout.com

Research Project Manager – Oxford – £28-34k

Working with a small, disruptive team based in central Oxford this is a great opportunity to develop truly innovative mobility solutions and become a key part of the team that drives the company forward.

Zipabout have an opportunity to develop a series of products based on their core Intelligent Mobility platform. These include:

  • Personal Assistant app and guidance systems to assist vulnerable travellers
  • MaaS platform to power 3rd party MaaS offerings
  • Personalised communications platform
  • Business analytics tools and Smart City technologies

We are currently working closely with the NHS, Local Authorities and Transport Operators to deliver these from a technical point of view, and now need a self-driven research project manager to manage and guide each project.

We are looking for somebody to take on the day to day management of these projects, heading up the research and trials to help translate the technology into usable and useful end products. You will be responsible for delivering high quality research to support the development of national and international projects, including stakeholder and project reporting, and your guidance and input to the end products and strategy will be vital.

Working under the Project Director you will work with the technical and creative teams to refine and develop the products, bringing some structure to the disruptive chaos! As with any small, growing, disruptive tech firm you will be a valued part of the team and will find yourself involved in all sorts of areas of the business – as such enthusiasm and drive are essential!

Core Duties

  • Day to day management of projects, making sure schedules are adhered to and milestones always met
  • Responsibility for the research and analysis that guides the product development so everything we build is as capable and as useful as possible – you will become the in-house expert on everything we do!
  • Running workshops, focus groups, interviews and one-to-one meetings to build on the learning already gained and to test and refine functionality and design.
  • Presenting and communicating findings and recommendations to stakeholders and clients.

Benefits

  • Salary of £28-34k depending on experience.
  • 25 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays and Christmas closing)
  • Occasional remote / flexible working options
  • Offices based in the heart of Oxford, UK.
  • Time off and funding to help further your skills through training, professional certification and other personal development.
  • Opportunity to develop your role and team as the company grows

Location

The job is based full time in our central Oxford office, however with projects nationwide you will be expected to travel to regular meetings and focus groups across the country as current projects cover North Wales, Oxfordshire and Scotland with potential to extend into Europe and internationally. As such you will be expected to identify opportunities and be comfortable planning and travelling to meetings on your own. Candidates will be expected to have the right to work in the UK – there is no option for this role to be outsourced or conducted remotely.

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will have a relevant degree and proven experience of both managing complex projects and delivering clear recommendations from their own quantified research. This is ultimately a digital product, so a working familiarity with mobile, web and social media technology is necessary. An interest, or experience, in behavioural science would be highly advantageous and experience in managing a team is preferred. Immediate start available.

Front End Developer – Oxford – £30-35k

We require an experienced software developer to join our small but growing research & development team, based in our central Oxford offices. Working closely with the rest of the team, you will be responsible for the development of the customer facing interfaces of our ground-breaking platform for the transport sector, working with some of the latest cloud-based technologies including ‘serverless’, stream processing and graph databases.

Experience of working within a small development team is essential, with an understanding of the core Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform also being a pre-requisite. An understanding of spatial data (GIS) and transportation data (e.g. NROD, TfL Open Data, DARWIN, SIRI, and DatexII) would be desirable, although not essential.

Core Skills

  • Experience with HTML5, Angular 2, Typescript and other JavaScript libraries such as JQuery
  • Creating and working with REST APIs
  • Cross platform Mobile App development (e.g. Xamarin/Cordova)
  • Amazon Web Services – especially Cognito, SES/SNS, and Lambda/API Gateway

An understanding of Graph database concepts, and experience in event driven, service-oriented software architectures would be useful, as would experience of version control software (e.g. Git) build/automation tools (e.g. Grunt/Gulp) and unit testing frameworks (e.g. Mocha/Jasmine).

 

Benefits

  • Offices based in the heart of Oxford, UK
  • 25 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays)
  • Occasional Remote/Flexible working available
  • Time off and funding to help further your skills through training, professional certification and other personal development.

The Company

Zipabout provides a cloud based data aggregation and communications platform for the transport industry. We work with smart cities and transport operators, including major rail franchise and bus operators across the UK, helping them to understand and engage with their passengers directly and individually. We use technologies pioneered within the online advertising sector to deliver truly cutting-edge functionality for the next generation of personalised journey information systems, both in the UK and internationally. Our platform processes millions of data points every day, including real-time train, bus and road sensor data, and is capable of delivering personalised journey information to millions of bus, rail and road users through our unique, service-oriented event-driven software architecture.

Zipabout was founded by experienced veterans from the online advertising technology and digital marketing sectors. Having recently secured private seed funding and significant grant funding from the UK government (InnovateUK), we are expanding our Oxford based team to help us to develop our platform and to deliver the next generation of transport technology both in the UK and internationally.

Get in touch

Interested candidates should forward their CV and a covering letter to jobs@zipabout.com

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