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Lead Mobile Engineer - React Native (Hybrid)



Software Engineering
Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Thndr was founded with the dream to democratize access to investing through smart tech and human design, which is just a fancy way of saying giving anyone with a smartphone easy access to preserve and grow their wealth. At the same time, we’re promoting local investment products to propel the economies that we serve

History has shown that investing is the single greatest way to build long term wealth - but before Thndr, only a very small percentage of people had access to investing due to:
  • High barriers to entry - In the form of minimum account balances, brick and mortar onboarding and low financial literacy.
  • Irrelevant experience - Catered towards traders and financial experts, therefore alienating the majority of the population.
  • Fragmented offering - Investment products are not gathered in a single outlet.
On our short journey we’ve validated that there is a need for our solution, as illustrated by these key figures:
  • 3 million app downloads
  • $8.8bn in annualized traded value
  • #1 platform in terms of traded value
  • 84% of our users are investing for the first time
  • 65% of our users come from outside of capital cities and have previously had limited access to financial institutions
We’re proud of how far we’ve come and the size of our impact in just a few years - but we’re just getting started and are excited for what’s to come.

It’ll take a lot of passion, bold risks, and hard work to fulfill our mission of democratizing investing in MENA and giving everyone an equal opportunity to generate and grow their wealth.

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 You'll Need

  • 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.
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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