Principal Mobile Engineer at Inspire

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POSITION SUMMARY

Inspire’s Technology team is seeking a Principal Mobile Engineer to lead our growing mobile team, responsible for building out our Smart Home platform in addition to a suite of cross-cutting product features. Reporting to the Sr. Director of Engineering, you will lead all mobile development efforts, and will be a key decision-maker in driving high-level architectural and organizational choices. You will be an advocate, and a champion, for best practices across the organization, and will partner closely with Product and Design to build a world-class mobile energy management platform.

 THE PRINCIPAL MOBILE ENGINEER HAS FIVE MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. React Native Mobile Architecture: Provide technical leadership and vision in the architecture and implementation of the next generation of our mobile platform.
  2. Leadership: Recruit, manage, and lead a small team of mobile specialists, integrating them into cross-functional squads to drive a unified vision of our mobile app.
  3. Process and Reliability: Deliver consistent and stable app releases (to Apple App Store and Google Play Store) and the underlying back-end-for-front-end services through quality architecture, automated testing, monitoring, and alerting. 
  4. Smart Home Integrations: Work closely with the Climate team (that builds our iOT and Energy Management) to inform product requirements and direction.
  5. Web/Mobile Collaboration: Partner with the Lead Web Engineer to create a unified vision for web and mobile development at Inspire that encourages reusability and increases engineering velocity.

 SOME EXPECTED 2020 DELIVERABLES

  • Learn the existing mobile and web architecture
  • Build a technical roadmap for the mobile architecture, and integrate it into the mobile work streams
  • Establish rugged code review, pull-request, testing, and deployment processes
  • Work in tandem with Product and Design organization to structure the future of the growing mobile organization

 SUCCESS METRICS

  • Release frequency (time between releases)
  • Release reliability (downtime, errors, bugs)
  • Sprint velocity (streamline development and collaboration to deliver more results)
  • App performance (load time, cache, user interactions)

 DESIRED TRAITS

  • Takes Ownership: Feels deep ownership over tasks and systems, to ensure we build sustainable products
  • Is Deeply Empathetic: Puts the customer first, and makes design and engineering choices
  • Shows Strong Leadership: Drives technology platform forward, and can mentor and level-up others on the team to build a world-class mobile organization
  • Works Collaboratively: Works well cross-functionally with Product, Design, Marketing, Data Science, BD, and others to ensure alignment

 EXPERIENCE

  • Must Have
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar, or equivalent education that provides a strong foundation in computer science (data structures, algorithms, compilers, processors, etc.)
    • 4+ years of professional experience building native mobile product (Obj-C, Swift, Java)
    • 2+ years of professional experience building product with React Native
    • Deep understanding of native SDKs
    • Deep familiarity of Google Play and iOS App Store Connect release strategies, and enterprise distribution technologies
    • Strong understanding of HTTP, REST, microservice architecture, and distributed computing
    • Passionate about technology and interested in solving tough problems
  •  Nice to Have
    • Deep understanding of Smart Home technologies, including but not limited to Google Home and Assistant, Apple HomeKit and SiriKit, Amazon Alexa integrations
    • Extensive working knowledge of software architecture, data structures, algorithms, and best practices
    • iOS and Android experience
    • Experience working in established engineering org (>50 engineers) and have scaled a small team (from ~2 to ~10 engineers)
    • Experience implementing state-of-the-art design systems, in collaboration with Product and Design

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Location

3402 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

An Insider's view of Inspire

How does your team reward individual success?

Each month we award an "Avenger of the Month". This is an employee that embodies one of our values: Own It, Study It, Coach It, Live It. The Avenger of the Month is also featured on our blog here: https://www.helloinspire.com/blog/avenger-life

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What are Inspire Perks + Benefits

Inspire Benefits Overview

Inspire’s culture balances the serious nature and tone of a professional company with the move-fast-and-execute tone of a rapidly growing emerging tech company. We believe in working hard and producing, but doing it in a positive and friendly environment where collaboration is rampant.

Inspire calls its employees Avengers. It’s a team out to even the score on behalf of the common man, to challenge the status quo and confront apathy and old-world bureaucracy. Every Avenger lives for the mission: To build the world’s most consumer-focused clean power platform and inspire a connected moment towards a brighter energy future. Avengers are scrappy, restless, humble and committed to balancing passion with purpose and profit.

Inspire offers competitive compensation and equity packages, plus benefits such as health, vision, life, and dental insurance - Not to mention, unlimited vacation, 401(k) plan, a dog friendly workplace & LOTS of cupcakes!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Inspire provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Inspire sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Full-time Inspire employees receive unlimited PTO.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Inspire offers relocation assistance for certain roles.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Inspire offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training courses, the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Inspire hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
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