Lead Software Engineer, Mobile

| Culver City
We are building the future of freight
Mothership's groundbreaking technology is unlocking the world's potential by making freight delivery more efficient. Founded in 2017, we're backed by some of venture capital's best investors and have already become the logistics backbone for many of today's most innovative companies.
To double down on that success, we're looking for highly driven and detail-oriented individuals looking to add value, solve problems and join a rocket ship. If that's you, join us in reshaping logistics. Together we'll replace tired and comfortable incumbents with a modern marketplace built around speed, ease of use and fairness. 
As a Technical Lead on the Mobile team, you'll lead the development of our iOS and Android driver mobile experiences. You will develop a deep understanding of Mothership's business strategy and goals and architect modern, cross-platform solutions to our unique challenges. Optimization and efficiency is in our blood; your work will be directly responsible for reducing CO2 emissions, miles driven and traffic congestion in cities, while simultaneously delivering what the world needs faster.
The ideal candidate for this role has recent hands-on experience designing, building, and iterating on on-demand, location-based marketplace mobile apps. We're looking for a Technical Lead who shares our passion for delighting our drivers with incredible experiences. Our team works in a collaborative, fast-paced environment, so excellent communication skills and a willingness to take risks and push boundaries are a must.

What you’ll get to do

  • Lead and develop the team through hiring, retaining, coaching, and continually building the team’s capabilities
  • Collaborate with senior leadership, product managers, and engineering pods across Mothership to furiously push fresh mobile products
  • Provide technical direction and cultivate a culture where team members are empowered and demonstrate of strong sense of ownership
  • Identify inefficiencies and opportunities to improve our agile processes using Asana, OKRs, and other tools to ensure clarity and transparency throughout the company
  • Collaborate with Analytics, Data Science & Routing teams to provide a world-class dispatch system and seamless in-app navigation to our nationwide network of carrier drivers
  • Architect and develop cutting edge on-demand mobile applications, responsible for delivering millions of dollars worth of goods daily

What success looks like in this role

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Experience in a leadership role at either a well-established organization or at a high-growth company
  • Strong product mindset with the desire to build next generation mobile experiences
  • Experience developing native apps for on-demand, location based marketplaces
  • Experience managing automated publishing to Android and iOS app stores
  • Significant experience developing software incrementally with continuous development and deployment
  • Experience with library development, geospatial engineering, and offline-first development 
  • Technical capacity to partner with cross-functional tech leads and comfortable being hands-on in all areas of the product stack (frontend, backend, data)
  • Ability to rapidly iterate on product features and enjoy working in an environment with a strong sense of urgency
  • Ability to communicate complex technical information to both professionals and non-specialists

Technologies we're working with

  • Swift
  • Java/Kotlin
  • TypeScript
  • NodeJS
  • PostgreSQL
  • Golang
  • Kubernetes
  • Firebase
  • Google OR Tools

Salary, Benefits & Perks

  • $152k – $190k • 0.049% – 0.085%
  • Full health, dental and vision insurance coverage
  • 401k (4% company match)
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Work at our bright, window filled, open floor plan office in Culver City, CA
  • Equipped with the latest technology

Culture at Mothership
We’re an ambitious, endlessly curious, and open-minded group. Our team is passionate about our mission and eager to produce work at the highest level. The office is upbeat and supportive, because we care about each other and believe positive momentum equals better outcomes.
If this sounds like a place you’d be a great addition to, let’s chat.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • PandasLibraries
    • React NativeLibraries
    • OpenStreetMapsLibraries
    • Google OR-ToolsLibraries
    • MapboxLibraries
    • Scikit LearnLibraries
    • GatsbyLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • FirebaseDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • PeriscopeAnalytics
    • AmplitudeAnalytics
    • FullstoryAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AbstractDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ContentfulCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • IntercomCRM
    • IntercomEmail
    • SendGridEmail

Location

We're based in the hip arts district of Culver City near LA's best hangouts and just two blocks south of the La Cienega / Jefferson Expo Line stop.

An Insider's view of Mothership

What are some social events your company does?

Scotch Thirty is a social tasting club, held every Wednesday.

Jonathan

Sr. Engineering Manager

What does your typical day look like?

Run fast and do more with less. This is not about saving money, it’s about being creative. Our ability to do more with less will define how successful we are. It’s also about preservation. We want to enable the entire world to do more with less. Our minds and creative energy are our resources.

Brad

Sr. Account Executive

What makes someone successful on your team?

Be curious, be creative, and ability to give and receive feedback.

Lauren

Director of Talent

What is your vision for the company?

This is your legacy. Let's build something you’re proud of. Something you will forever tell your friends and family about. As this evolves, this should be an eye opening journey few will ever get to experience. Be present for the journey and shape this company so that it stands out as one of the most important pieces of your life story.

Aaron & Gregg

Co-founders

What's something quirky about your company?

We love movies about trucks. #overthetop

Connor

Sr. Director of Logistics Partnerships

What are Mothership Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Mothership provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Mothership hosts company outings Quarterly.
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Pet Friendly
Mothership's pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Mothership hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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