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Lead Mobile Engineer - React Native (Remote)



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
At Thndr we believe that investing should be easy and accessible to everyone. We started our journey to democratize investment in the region by removing commissions, account opening minimums, and launching an intuitive platform with a focus on education. This way investing opportunities can be attainable to all, no matter their income level or expertise.
Thndr is an investment platform that aims to democratize access to investing for everyday individuals in MENA. For the people who use Thndr, our app represents a seamless way for them to achieve financial independence and growth, without the need to have prior financial knowledge or access to huge capital.
The company was formed to primarily address 2 problems: 1) Existing products are not relevant and 2) Financial literacy is low. We’re looking to solve this by focusing on education, offering a seamless and intuitive product, removing barriers, and building an investment supermarket.
We launched in Egypt in late 2020 and currently allow our users to learn, connect & invest in the Egyptian Exchange, Egyptian mutual funds, and the US Stock Market.
The journey ahead will be long and painful - it’s not every day that you solve a basic societal necessity and at the same time change cultural norms. But the reward will be priceless. In our short journey, we’ve validated this, as illustrated by these key figures:
  • 96% of our investors are investing for the 1st time through Thndr.
  • 54% come from outside of capital cities and have previously had limited access to financial institutions.
  • 86% of new stock market investors in Egypt during 2022 came through Thndr.
  • #1 platform in terms of local trades with 25% of EGX trades happening through Thndr.
We recently raised our Series A and our next steps as a company include the following:
  • Continuing to focus on building the infrastructure. Sadly, existing solutions are outdated and don’t cater to scalable business.
  • Expanding beyond Egypt and into the rest of MENA. We’d like to extend our impact to all Arabic speakers.
  • Adding more products for people to invest in. To be relevant, we believe that we need to cater to all walks of life.
We’re still in the very early stages of our story, but we know for a fact that we won’t stop until everyone in MENA has equally opportunity to generate and grow their wealth in an ethical manner.

What You'll Do

  • Technical Leadership: As a Lead Mobile Engineer specializing in React Native for mobile applications, you will spearhead the technical direction of the team. Your role involves making pivotal technical decisions, crafting robust architecture, and guaranteeing the delivery of top-notch code quality.
  • Design and Architecture: You will spearhead the design and implementation of the architecture for frontend systems in React Native, tailored to fulfill the business requirements. This also includes collaborating with fellow engineers to design APIs, API Gateways, and other frontend systems crucial for mobile application development.
  • Code Reviews: You will be responsible for ensuring that the code being developed by the team is of the highest quality. This includes performing code reviews, testing, and debugging to ensure that the code meets the requirements, follows good practices, and is free of bugs.
  • Development and Delivery Workflows: You will be responsible for driving improvements in the team's development experience and workflow, with a focus on Continuous Delivery, streamlining processes, implementing advanced tools, and mentoring team members to ensure a culture of efficiency and collaboration.
  • Collaboration: You will work closely with other engineers, product managers, and stakeholders to ensure that the backend systems are meeting the needs of the business. You will work collaboratively to identify requirements, prioritize work, and ensure that the applications deliver value to the business.
  • Mentorship: You will be responsible for mentoring and coaching other engineers on the team. This includes guiding on technical issues, code reviews, and career development.
  • Continuous Improvement: You will be responsible for continuously improving the applications, processes, and tools used by the team. This includes identifying areas for improvement, proposing solutions, and implementing changes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the applications.
  • Security: You will be responsible for collaborating with the Security team, ensuring that the applications are secure and that data is protected. This includes implementing security best practices, performing security audits, and staying up to date on the latest security threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Performance and Usability: You'll be responsible for optimizing frontend systems for optimal performance across a wide range of devices, prioritizing accessibility and usability for all users, including those on slower or older models. This involves refining code and designs to ensure responsiveness and ease of use, fostering an inclusive and seamless user experience.

What We Expect From You

  • Education: A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field is preferred.
  • Experience: Typically, a minimum of 5 to 8 years of experience in software development, with at least 3-5 years of experience in mobile development, is required. Experience in a leadership role.
  • Technical Skills:
    • Mastery of React Native framework, including its core principles, architecture, and ecosystem, to develop cross-platform mobile applications efficiently.
    • Strong command over JavaScript.
    • Understanding of mobile app development principles, including UI/UX design, platform-specific APIs, performance optimization, and offline storage.
    • Familiarity with state management libraries.
    • Experience in integrating with remote APIs and building API Gateways.
    • Proficiency in debugging React Native applications using debugging tools, along with writing unit tests using Jest or Enzyme.
    • Ability to create custom native modules in Objective-C, Swift (for iOS) or Java, Kotlin (for Android) to access platform-specific features not available in React Native.
    • Knowledge of performance optimization techniques to ensure smooth performance across various devices and platforms, including memory management, rendering optimization, and minimizing bundle size.
    • Knowledge of Monitoring and Observability concepts and tools.
    • Understanding of differences between iOS and Android platforms and strategies for writing cross-platform code while leveraging platform-specific features when necessary.
    • Experience in setting up and maintaining CI/CD pipelines for automated builds, testing, and deployment of React Native applications.
    • Awareness of security best practices in mobile app development, including secure data storage, authentication, and authorization mechanisms.
    • Understanding of accessibility guidelines and best practices to ensure mobile applications are accessible to users with disabilities, as well as knowledge of usability principles for creating intuitive and user-friendly interfaces.
  • Leadership and Communication: Strong leadership skills and ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders. You should be able to mentor and coach other engineers and work collaboratively with other teams.
  • Problem Solving: Strong problem-solving skills and ability to identify and resolve complex technical issues.
  • Continuous Learning: Commitment to continuous learning and staying up-to-date with the latest technologies and industry trends.
This role is exclusively remote for individuals residing outside of Egypt and the UAE.
At Thndr, we’re looking for people invigorated by our mission, not just those who simply check off all the boxes. We’re looking for people that are hungry to become agents of change and who understand the huge responsibility associated with dealing with people’s money.

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