Senior Mobile Engineer

DuckDuckGo


1 month ago

09/17/2019 10:21:23

Job type: Full-time

Category: Software Dev


We are a diverse team from around the world, on a mission to make DuckDuckGo the company people trust most with their online privacy, and we want your help!

Join our team as a Senior Mobile Engineer and help shape the technology that powers the DuckDuckGo search experience.

As part of our growing team you will collaborate with team members at all levels to identify and close major gaps in our products. Examples of projects you might work on include: expanding and improving mobile content blocking, running experiments to measure and improve user conversion and usability within our mobile applications. You will take direct responsibility of mobile application features, drive improvements, and own product maintenance.

What you will do:

  • Lead projects from proposal through postmortem, assessing vague problems, proposing high impact solutions, and executing them against a set of success criteria.

  • Play a key role in improving the software architecture.

  • Step up to resolve product issues – large and small.

  • Improve applications directly by proposing and implementing mobile solutions.

  • Collaborate with peers remotely during product brainstorms, technical design discussions, pair programming sessions and code reviews.

  • Write pragmatic, performant, and testable code that works consistently across devices.

What we are looking for:

  • Significant cross-platform engineering experience (5+ years), with experience working on at least one large native application on both iOS and Android.

  • Deep understanding of MV* concepts, mobile threading, and memory management and how they apply to mobile applications.

  • A fundamental understanding of complex data structures and algorithms, which enables you to develop and apply new solutions and confidently navigate and improve existing code.

  • Ability to leverage both quantitative and qualitative data and to collaborate with a cross-functional team to develop effective UX solutions.

  • Effective project management skills.

  • Creative problem solvers and risk takers. You like to take initiative to push projects forward but know when to involve others.

  • Excellent communication skills. You can validate your decisions and communicate them clearly.

Other things to know:

  • While we leverage specific job titles for hiring purposes, we do not use them internally. Instead, we follow our own professional levels, with expectations for each level clearly defined across several dimensions.

  • We are a small, remote team in different time zones and communicate with a variety of tools throughout the day. You should feel comfortable with the intricacies of this type of work situation.

  • Sometimes we meet up! You can expect to travel at least 2x a year: once for our all-hands meetup and another for a team retreat (each ~4-5 days)

  • We want to have a major impact on raising the standard of trust online. To do this we believe in a focused approach, with company-wide objectives, and with each team member working on a single top priority at a time.

  • Our work philosophy is built upon empowered project management. All team members have opportunities to run projects.

  • All projects are run transparently, and we encourage everyone to participate in areas of interest throughout the company. Anyone and everyone can (and should) ask questions and offer feedback around the product and internal projects.

  • We try to exemplify our values (build trust, question assumptions, and validate direction) in everything we do.

  • While this is a full-time job, we offer a flexible work arrangement with no core hours and expect an average commitment of 40 hours per week.

  • We support professional development of our team members through career advisory and a learning stipend, reinforcing our culture of growth and skill-building.

DuckDuckGo does not work with any recruiting agencies or services. A big part of our culture is to work with each candidate on a one-to-one basis throughout our unique hiring process.

DuckDuckGo provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you think you might thrive in this environment, we would love to hear from you. Use the application below to apply!

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