London Office Broker, Hubble, Doubles Technology Team To Support Company Growth

Tom Watson and Tushar Agarwal founded Hubble in 2014.
  • Digital officer broker hires data scientists, software developers and product managers
  • Largest tech recruitment drive so far means equal gender split in the engineering team
  • This follows completion of £4 million Series A funding round led by JLL Spark

Hubble, the digital office broker, has doubled its technology team in its largest recruitment drive since being founded in 2014, creating an even split between men and women in its engineering department. The business has recruited data scientists, software developers and product managers to support its growth trajectory and meet the increased demand for flexible office space from businesses.

The platform hosts London’s largest real-time dataset on the flexible office market, listing over 5,000 offices and placing a business in a new office every three hours. As the UK’s technology industry launches a campaign to create one million tech jobs by 2023, Hubble has made eight new technology hires over the past four months.

Rick Hartley has joined as Lead Designer, bringing over 15 years’ experience creating digital products and customer journeys for the businesses like Compare the Market, The Sunday Times and EDF Energy. He will lead the design team, unify the strategy across its suite of products and set out the UX guidelines.

Alexandre Richardson has been appointed as Hubble’s Data Scientist to support its quest to become increasingly data-driven and build its data set internationally. His expertise lies in machine learning, data analysis and visualisation.

Ryan Crawford has joined as Quality Assurance lead, with experience working with companies including Shazam and onefinestay. Nathan Bratby and Chloe Donegan both start as Product Managers who come from technical and commercial backgrounds aiming to build products to revolutionise traditional industries.

Finally, Isabela Hodorog and Stella Loizou join as Product Engineers to apply cutting edge technologies such as React and Node.js to Hubble’s platform, and Ollie Crook also joins as Junior Product Engineer.

The recruitment drive follows Hubble’s completion of a Series A funding round that raised £4 million from a group of industry-leading investors, spearheaded by JLL Spark Global Venture Fund. Hubble’s technology platform is set to evolve its proposition to attract more medium-sized businesses (of 50 people or more) as it plans to become the “booking.com” of flexible office space worldwide.

Tom Watson, CTO and co-founder of Hubble, said: “Technology has already transformed the way we work and is overturning the world of commercial real estate. Our platform allows businesses to search the whole of the flexible office market by up-to-date pricing, availability, contract length and amenities. Such a large data infrastructure requires the right team to build and maintain – from the live information right through to the user experience. Our latest recruits will help us in our ambition to create the world’s largest platform for flexible office space, and we’re looking forward to expanding our team at all levels to achieve this.”

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