- Jump, the bike and scooter rental company owned by Uber, appears to be preparing to launch throughout Europe, as well as in more US cities, according to new job postings.
- The company is looking to flesh out operations teams in Amsterdam, London, Miami, Dallas, and more.
- CEO Ryan Rzepecki said to expect a “massive ramp-up in scale” next year during an interview with Business Insider earlier this month.
New job postings on the company’s website show an appetite for new markets in Europe, including Paris and London, as well as major US cities like New York, Miami and Dallas ahead of Uber’s expected IPO next year.
Jump’s General Manager for Northwest Europe will oversee the company’s operations and strategy in France, according to a role posted late Sunday. It follows a posting last week for a manager in London for the UK and Ireland. Currently, Jump is only active in Berlin in Europe, according to its website.
In the United States, Jump is looking to hire a scooter operations manager in Sacramento, California, already a popular market for its bikes, according to a role posted Monday morning. In Miami and Dallas, meanwhile, Jump is looking for operations managers to grow the business it has been in talks to launch for months.
Finally, in New York, where Jump bikes are already active in small, isolated areas of the Bronx and Staten Island, the company is looking to hire for two roles focused on expansions: an application specialist and a civic proposals manager. It’s not clear if these jobs are focused on New York or on other cities – Jump’s headqaurters is in Brooklyn, and the postings mention work in other expansion cities.
A Jump spokesperson said the company has “nothing to announce today, but we look forward to expanding our footprint next year in both the US and internationally.”
Earlier this month, Jump’s CEO Ryan Rzepecki said he hoped to leverage Uber’s massive network of cities where it has launched car rides to help with getting bikes and scooters in more cities.
“When you couple the hardware expertise and relationships with cities that the Jump team brought,” he said at Business Insider’s IGNITION conference, “and couple that with the operations we’ve got at Uber with the global teams on the business and policy side, it looks pretty exciting. You’ll start to see a pretty massive ramp-up in scale over the next half.”
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