HW/FW Development Engineer

Salary Competitive

At Donkey Republic we believe that sustainable mobility should be available to everyone. We do this by providing an affordable bike rental service across Europe in more than 70 cities. We work closely with cities and lawmakers to help transform cities into more liveable places.


What your job will be

At Donkey Republic we use various IOT hardware from GPS trackers to controllers in our e-bikes. We combine buying off the shelve with building our own when it makes strategic sense to do so. We are looking for a person to join the team and take a key role in developing and rolling out hardware and firmware.

HW/FW development at Donkey Republic is guided by three important points:

  • Low power - Some of our devices are powered for up to 4 years on a single set of small batteries. You should have experience with low power and be able to estimate a power budget and perform power consumption tests.

  • Reliability & simplicity - Our hardware needs to be work 24/7 without any need for human interaction. Keeping hardware and firmware design simple is the best way to achieve this.

  • Low cost and stable supply chain - Being able to deliver with short notice is just as important as keeping costs low. Both gives us a competitive edge.


Who you are

  • We expect you to have several years of experience building electronics and writing firmware.

  • You are capable of taking a requirement specification and build a PCB on your own, including selecting appropriate components, drawing schematics and laying out the PCB. You will also ensure that the PCB gets produced at a manufacturer and follow up on quality and supply chain matters.

  • You are also an experienced firmware developer and you have experience with several processor architectures and basic concepts like interrupt handling, sleep management, build environments, etc. We expect you to be well organised and endorse digital virtuoses like file revisioning.

  • You need to be able to work individually but you will be sparre with our CTO who has many years of experience from low power embedded design.


What we can offer

  • A spot in a company where building reliable hardware and firmware at a low cost goes hand in hand with our mission of bringing sustainable transportation to everyone.

  • A huge responsibility where you need to follow your designs all the way from requirements, through design to production and quality assurance.

  • We are a dedicated team that believe in our mission and we span over many fascinating areas from service design in apps to server infrastructure and bike design.


So what are you waiting for?

For more information or questions please contact us at jens@donkeyrepublic.com

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

Want to be a partner? Look no further.

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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. Today, Donkey Republic is a global bike-share service. Our vision is to create a better world by making sustainable mobility available to everyone. Currently, we have +13,000 bikes on the platform in +60 cities in 14 countries. 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. More than 8 million trips were taken on our bikes by close to 1 million riders. We are an international company with a strong team of dedicated 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. Every ride counts.

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