Senior Mobile Developer

| Greater LA Area

About Smarkets

Smarkets is a technology company based in central London, Malta, and Los Angeles. We've built one of the world's largest event exchange, also known as a prediction market, with significantly better prices than the competition. Our strength is technology and trading with a passion is to push the known boundaries of real-time financial technology.

We're a growing tech-led team of over 100, with more than 30 nationalities, and our platform has handled over £3 billion of bets since launching in 2010, allowing us to become one of the most profitable companies per employee in Europe.

Smarkets prides itself on collecting individuals seeking challenges, and our team members' experiences show this. Come join former financial and adtech engineers, researchers, scientists, and PhDs at one of the most dynamic workforces in Europe.

We're building native mobile applications for Android and iOS to facilitate reliable and low-latency trading with thousands of executions per second and in-depth data feeds to help create informed decisions. You will be joining a team of 5 frontend engineers who work on a React/React-Native codebase.

Responsibilities

  • Write clean, modular and testable code with consistent code style.
  • Develop and improve mobile applications.
  • Define your own role within the context of self-management (we'll help you get settled)

Requirements

  • Strong command of HTML, CSS, JS and understanding of the best practices
  • Must have proven experience with React-Native and Redux
  • Good familiarity with REST APIs and Websockets
  • Experience using the latest web stacks or libraries
  • Ability to write clean, componentized and well-tested code, heavily favouring reuse
  • Experience in developing cross-platform mobile applications
  • A track record of writing performant code whilst bearing user accessibility in mind
  • Ability to write responsive and adaptive code to enable mobile web experiences

Bonus

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Experience writing native mobile applications
  • Experience in Objective C/Swift or Java
  • Comfortable in a Linux environment
  • UX Experience

Perks

  • Self-management structure similar to Valve
  • Generous vacation policy
  • 100% employer paid health insurance
  • Flexible work environment
  • Free lunch, social events and parties on a frequent basis
  • Downtown LA office very close to the metro

Compensation Guidance

Salary determined by peer review and dependent on experience. Stock options, and other benefits for qualified candidates.

This is a full-time job based in Downtown LA.

Notes

If you are not confident in your coding abilities, you should reconsider your application for this role. This is a highly technical position, and rigorous testing will be required to qualify each candidates proficiency. 

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Equal Opportunities

Smarkets provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In compliance with US Federal law, all persons hired by Smarkets will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • erlangLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

We are in the financial district of DTLA blocks from public transportation, bars, restaurants and more!

An Insider's view of Smarkets

What are some social events your company does?

We eat lunch together every day! It allows us time to socialize and grow closer as a team, eat great food, and play one of our many board games or activities in the office. At the end of every month we also have a happy hour to celebrate that month's accomplishments where the team and their friends and family can all join!

Amanda

Lead Recruiter

How does the company support your career growth?

At Smarkets the engineering teams have true ownership over their work. We are the main drivers behind all technical/product decisions and the added responsibility helps us become more well-rounded engineers.

Zach

Software Engineer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I'm always available to our team of just over 100 employees, but since I launched the LA office, I get to work alongside a team of talented developers on a daily basis. It allows them to share ideas directly with me to influence the direction of the company and promotes an agile work environment.

Jason

CEO

What are Smarkets Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
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