Ebike/bike Hardware Engineer

Salary Competitive

Donkey Republic is a software and hardware bike-share provider active across Europe with its own city operations as well as supplying partners with vehicles and software to operate their own fleet.

We are continuously improving our fleet of rental bikes and ebikes, and are now looking for a (ebike / bike) hardware engineer , who will be responsible for development of our future vehicles and other hardware products. 

As part of the development process, you will work with our users and B2B customers, to specify needs and transform them into products together and order for suppliers. You will be working together with our external designers/makers suppliers, and Donkey’s sourcing and supply chain team.

You are able to communicate visually, both using hand-sketches and softwares, as well as interpret needs and make priorities based on observations and interviews with riders and other customer groups.

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Can act as the link between Donkey and external hardware designers

  • Can conduct quality assurance and develop such procedures for our supplier handling

  • Understand material properties and production processes

  • Are creative yet structured, and have the ability to ensure development processes stay on track and timelines are met. 

  • Enjoy being hands on with solutions. You do not shy away from visiting hardware stores to get the things you need to build your own test setup or prototype.

  • Have intermediate-advanced skills in Autodesk or similar software and an ability to work with 3D files, incl. rendering, at an intermediate level.

  • Are able to travel (10-20 travel days/year)

Your background:

  • You have a degree as a mechanical engineer or similar - or you may be self-taught and can document how you have successfully applied your skills in previous projects or companies.

  • A minimum of 3-5 yrs of professional experience.

  • You like to build things in your spare time. Both 3D printing, but also using other manufacturing processes.

  • You have some experience running hardware development projects, which preferably includes use of engineering and design software products

  • Your experience with bikes is a nice to have - other comparable experiences will also be highly valued

  • You are communicative, and will enjoy coordinating the work of various people, and share information and opinions effectively with team members. 

  • You are structured and can keep a good overview of priorities and deadlines


  • Competitive


  • Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • You must hold a valid EU work-permit.


  • Must be fluent in English (reading/writing/speaking).

Starting date: job starts when we have the right candidate 

For more information or questions please contact us at rune@donkeyrepublic.com or phone number +4551205395

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Equity package
Equity package

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Working at
Donkey Republic

In 2015, we created an electronic lock and an automated, self-service bike-sharing system in a Copenhagen home basement. Since then, we’ve been taking that system on a ride around the world, while aiming to turn the bicycle into the hero of public transportation and a catalyst for greener, more liveable and less traffic-congested cities. Donkey Republic is a global bike-share service.The Donkey Republic app allows riders to find a bike nearby in many cities around the world, rent it, and unlock with the app 24/7. Donkey Republic aims to turn the bicycle into the hero of urban mobility and a catalyst for more liveable cities, happier people, and a healthier environment. Currently the company has 7000 bikes on the platform in 19 countries which have been ridden by over 160,000 users. We are a group of fierce cycling enthusiasts who work hard, challenge each other and learn fast to come up with innovative ways to solve today’s urban mobility challenges. Join the Donkey Squad.

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