OX

OX is a start-up automotive company with a difference; we are targeting the ~3 billion people in developing countries who have never bought a vehicle, new or used.

Our strategy is to deliver clean, affordable transport in emerging markets, driving a self-reinforcing cycle of economic growth and social impact. We will do this by implementing a “mobility-as-a-service” strategy using our unique electric OX truck.

Job Purpose

You will be part of the OX engineering team, collaboratively designing, building and testing hardware that helps us deliver our logistics service.

About us
At OX, we work in Agile Scrum teams. This underpins a culture of trust, flexibility, and teamwork. The flat structure at OX means teams can deliver without the need for senior sign-off!

We want to create a team with the following values:

  • Ask hard questions and give honest answers: we will continually question our approach to delivery. We will be direct and non-political in answers, admit mistakes and be open to new ideas.
  • Passionate about making a difference: we want to improve the world, be engaged in OX's purpose, and celebrate wins as a team. Actions are based on creating value.
  • Teamwork enabled by trust: we will be more than the sum of our parts enabled by openness and transparency throughout the company, helping colleagues, sharing information and seeking advice.

Being a start-up business means things can change quickly, which drives uncertainty, so you must consider this before applying. We expect our teams to be able to adapt and respond to different types of work, broadening your experience. We know start-up environments aren’t for everyone!

Team Success

OX is developing a unique electric truck for MaaS operations using a fully Agile development strategy - this means rethinking conventional engineering systems & methodologies.

Since the engineering team started work 10 months ago, we have designed and built the first iteration of the electric OX Truck. By overcoming numerous challenges along the way, we have delivered a truck that proves the electric powertrain concept! As a cross-functional team, we will build on this success and continue to improve the truck. We have ambitious plans in the next year continue to improve the OX truck, enabling us to build faster, at lower cost.

The role:

We're recruiting for a range of engineering skills. You'll take an active role within one of OX's engineering scrum teams working throughout the design process. One week you could be developing targets and modeling, the next designing in CAD, the next getting your hands dirty installing the parts before heading out to test them. You will work with your colleagues and our partners to make the right decisions to deliver fantastic engineering. There isn’t a lengthy approval process, instead, you and your team agree on what works.

Knowledge required for the role:

Over the next few years we need to develop the OX truck, our manufacturing, service and maintenance capability and technology to enable our logistics service to operate efficiently.

We expect an apprenticeship or degree. You might have lots or little experience, be an automotive expert or complete novice. What we are looking for is people who have the talents we recruit for and are motivated by our mission to bring clean, affordable transport to emerging markets.

Talents* valued at OX:

  • Collaborator: strong drive to get your hands dirty and deliver as part of a team
  • Creative & a problem solver: ability to find new solutions to difficult problems
  • Ethical & mission-driven: clear understanding of the right way to deliver our purpose
  • Systems thinking: ability to optimize the design of systems
  • Holistic thinking: desire to create solutions that work for every stage of the lifecycle
  • Minimalist: desire for simple and effective solutions
  • Analytical: desire to understand problems in a data driven and structured way

*talents are recurring patterns of thought, feeling, or behaviour that you exhibit day-by-day, rather than a learned skill.

What we offer you

At OX you will join us on our journey to deliver clean affordable mobility as a service to emerging markets, you will be helping save 42 million tonnes of CO2 while creating 1 million jobs in emerging markets over the next 10 years.

Salaries range from £30,000 to £60,000 plus options. Your salary offer will be peer-set by your future team as part of the recruitment process.

OX offers working arrangements that work for you and your commitments outside of work. OX offers flexible hours, part-time options, and flexible leave to put talent and skill ahead of presenteeism.

As OX grows, we will continue to build on our existing benefit offer which currently consists of:

  • Pension - 5.8% gross salary employer contribution
  • 6 months Maternity leave full pay
  • 2 weeks Paternity leave full pay
  • Ability to share in the success of OX through a company Option Scheme
  • Flexible holidays - we keep track of what teams achieve, not how many days you are sat at your desk

OX is an equal opportunities employer. Whatever path you took to get here, whatever background you’re from, please apply to join our team if this role excites you. We welcome part-time applications and those returning to work. We’re building a community of passionate individuals that share our goal, come and join in.

WFH / Office requirements: Initially the role will be home-based, remote working, with weekly face-to-face meetings in Warwickshire. Later OX will establish a permanent base in Warwickshire, and the working patterns will be agreed upon with your team. OX is a highly flexible business and is fully supportive of remote working, yet we are also an engineering & manufacturing business and nothing beats talking around the real truck for solving problems.