Senior Mobile Engineer (React Native)

Ben

Ben

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Software Engineering
Berlin, Germany · London, UK
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2024

Our Mission

We're not your average benefits platform; we're the unordinary force that uplifts people's lives. Our technology is the link that connects the entire benefits ecosystem, creating better outcomes for employers, employees, brokers, and providers.

Our mission is clear: we're here to create a world where everything operates at its very best, ensuring that every employee receives the support they need to live life to the fullest, both at work and beyond.

Your Mission

As part of our engineering team, you will continue developing the Ben app, which helps our customers' modern mobile work forces experience their benefits platform at their fingertips.

Your work involves leading and building out the upcoming iterations of our Ben mobile app with React Native, enabling our customers to have benefits on the go. It is a great opportunity for you to make a significant impact on user experience and the way employees interact with Ben.

We’re looking for self-starters who are seeking a fast-paced environment where they can make a difference. Our team is small, which means high autonomy, ownership, and responsibility. We love what we do, have fun and, while we ship on time, take life-work balance seriously.

What you'll be working on

  • Design, implement and deliver software features with full ownership, using your technical expertise

  • Drive mobile/app initiatives in the engineering team, ensuring that tooling and architecture scale with the team

  • Specifically, take ownership of our React Native app

  • Help more junior engineers succeed and deliver complex features together

  • Deliver your implementations from start to finish

  • Take ownership of business critical components, ensure their stability & maintainability

  • Collaborate with product stakeholders and other members of the team to scope and estimate optimal solutions for business problems

  • Ensure that security considerations are taken into account, based on current best practices (e.g. OWASP Top 10, AWS Well-Architected Framework) in all software development and infrastructure projects

Behind the scenes

Our cross-functional delivery team is focused on business goals and solving problems in an efficient manner. We want the team to collaborate on new ideas and projects to find the best solutions.

Ben is built on Python 3, Django, PostgreSQL and React. We run on AWS and follow engineering best practices, with a pragmatic approach.

You'll love this role if you have

  • Fluent TypeScript experience

  • Strong React Native experience

  • Strong experience building and shipping cross platform mobile apps

  • Understanding of native iOS and Android integrations & functionalities that need to be made with React Native in order to solve certain use cases

  • Experience with Expo & Firebase cloud messaging is a plus

  • Excellent software engineering knowledge: Clean architecture & design patterns, SOLID design principles and clean code

  • Applied information security in building secure mobile applications

  • Understanding and appreciation of the principles and practices of agile and lean ways of working, but with a pragmatic edge

  • Experience working in start-up/scale-up environments where a zero-to-one mindset is required is a plus

  • Excellent communication skills adaptable to both tech and business audiences

and you...

  • are a self-starter who thrives on autonomy, enjoys a rapid pace and wants to make a difference

  • have a continuous improvement mindset. You appreciate that there are always ways to do things better and ensure your team does too

  • have a preference to action-oriented behaviour with just enough analysis, as compared to too much time spent doing analysis with no action

  • have the ability to make decisions balancing different factors such as business requirements, technical integrity, overall priorities etc.

  • appreciate the opportunities and challenges of a distributed work environment

  • are solution-focused with a pragmatic approach to problem-solving

Diversity and Culture at Ben

Our culture is ever-evolving and is defined by our people. We don’t hire clones, we hire individuals.

  • We celebrate diversity

  • We listen to our people

  • We work autonomously
    and...

  • We have fun!

We are organically growing a brilliantly diverse, inclusive and respectful bunch of people we are extremely proud of. This should go without saying but all applications are very much welcome. If you need any adjustments to support you with your application, just let us know by emailing jobs@thanksben.com.

Our BENefits (... It's all in the name! 😉)

💰 Competitive base salary + equity, so you own what you build

💳 £100 monthly personal Ben Balance: for whatever works for you, whether that's Netflix, Spotify, or a really expensive cup of coffee! This allowance will increase by £50 for each year of service until you reach £250

🔋 £1000 annual Learning & Personal Development Ben Balance: plus 3 days paid study leave a year to support you with your professional development

👩🏽‍💻 £1000 work from home set up allowance, which you can put towards your home office

🍔 Weekly lunch provided in office so you can spend quality time with the team over some tasty food!

🏖 28 days of holidays a year (plus bank holidays, which you have the option of swapping for days of celebration that are significant to you)

🌴 ...and an option to buy or sell 5 days per year. Also, your holiday entitlement will increase to 30 days at your 3rd year of service!

🍼 Enhanced parental leave and workplace nursery scheme to support with the cost of childcare in a nursery setting

🧠 Comprehensive and tailored mental health support through a leading provider

💪 Access to a Gympass membership!

❤️ Comprehensive Private Medical Insurance

🍿 Team activities: we have quarterly team social budgets to support spending time together and we frequently organise company wide events

📅 Flexible working - we're serious about life/work balance

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