Chariot is building the world’s first sustainable transit service from scratch. Two years after launching our first route in San Francisco, Chariot now gets thousands of Californians and Texans to work every day on 40+ different routes. Nearly 100% of those riders use our iOS or Android app to ride Chariot. Ford Smart Mobility is investing heavily in us and wants us to play a big part in the future of Ford. Sound exciting?
About the Role
As a full-stack engineer, you'll be working on all parts of Chariot's complex systems. You'll work on our front-end stack and API, including both consumer-facing products and internal tools/dashboards. We're building all our systems from the ground up using the latest technologies, so our systems are agile and we can move fast. We are data and metrics-driven, and you will design the most effective viral loops, funnels for highly optimized user flow.
Chariot's mission is to become the world's first profitable mass transit service by crowdsourcing a network of commuter shuttle routes that provides a fast, reliable and affordable service using new Ford Transit 15-passenger vans. When a critical mass of future riders 'vote' for a particular route, Chariot launches its service, typically between popular residential and work areas — as well as transit hubs like commuter rail stations, ferry terminals and bus depots — providing commutes in half the time as public transit and a fraction the cost of ridesharing.
Founded in 2014 in SF, Chariot has expanded to Austin, TX and has over 40 routes, providing tens of thousands of rides per week. The company participated in Y Combinator's Winter 2015 batch and was acquired by Ford Smart Mobility in September 2016. As a cornerstone of Ford's urban mobility strategy, Chariot has the mandate and resources to scale its concept worldwide, and will expand to at least another 8 markets worldwide in the next 18 months.