Shepherd - Aarhus (aka. bike mechanic and battery swapper)

Donkey Republic Aarhus Full-time
Salary Competitive
Donkey Republic is looking for a cycling enthusiast to join our team in Aarhus. At Donkey Republic we are proud to be part of developing cycling culture around the world by making riding on two wheels more popular and accessible for everyone. We are growing fast and looking for someone to support operations in Aarhus and keep the bikes in good shape.

You will become part of the fleet management team in Aarhus that collaborates with the HQ to optimise operations of the bike fleet.

Your work will involve keeping the Donkey bikes running in great condition, frequent visits to hubs around the city to make sure everything is in order and report and document issues. You will also be spotting good locations for bikes and relocating bikes to be in optimal locations to ensure the riders get a good experience.

Part of the job will also be to ride around the city to swap batteries on our e-bikes. This work is carried out on an e-bike to avoid the unnecessary use of cars.

You will be part of a team of Donkey “shepherds”.

This means a combination of biking around on the streets, fixing bikes, Swaaping batteries, preparing new bikes to get on the road as well as some desk work monitoring the system through our administration interface.


We expect you to:

  • Be able to do general repairs and maintenance of bicycles

  • Be structured and organized

  • Be a team player

  • Be good at understanding and getting to know new IT solutions

  • Have a good knowledge of the streets of Aarhus

  • Have a driver’s license

  • Care about safety and quality

  • Be fluent in English

We would also like you to:

  • Want to change the world with bikes.

  • Have experience working with small businesses or startups

  • Be a bike enthusiast


What we can offer you:

  • To be part of an ambitious investor-backed startup

  • Making the world a better place through bikes

  • Freedom to plan and organize your own day


Donkey Republic is a bike share service set out to revolutionise the way we transport ourselves. Our electronic lock is operated through the users smartphones which provide us the flexibility required to change the way bike sharing works. We work all over the world to spread the reach of Donkey Bikes.


The job starts as soon as possible and applications are acted upon immediately.

Please apply via The Hub on this page.

Please contact Morten Emmertsen Jaszczur in case you have any questions.

For more information or questions please contact us at morten@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. 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.

Read more about Donkey Republic

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