Location: Portugal
Department: Engineering
Hours: Full-time

About YLD:

Everything we do is to empower our clients to move forward. Our purpose is to help our clients develop the capabilities they need to outperform their competitors. Our success is a consequence of ensuring our clients are successful. Our company is built on extraordinary people; we aim to attract, inspire, develop and retain them. YLD is a software engineering and design consultancy; we create digital capabilities for our clients that last beyond our engagement. We have offices in London, Lisbon and Porto.

About the role:

As a Senior/Lead Software Engineer, you will be instrumental in setting technical direction, designing complex systems, and ensuring the successful delivery of high-quality mobile applications. We expect you to be curious, passionate, driven, and enthusiastic You’ll be proficient at problem-solving, and crafting scalable, resilient, and fault-tolerant architectures. You’ll be an effective communicator and team leader, fostering a culture of collaboration and learning. You and your team will move in a fast-paced engineering environment, achieving outstanding results and delivering exciting projects.

About You:

A YLD Software Engineering Consultant is a highly-skilled developer who exemplifies the highest standard in software engineering and enjoys sharing their knowledge and experience with others.

You’ll have the opportunity to build and deliver software within some interesting projects, both in terms of the product and the methodology. We work in an Agile environment (Scrum) with a test-first mindset (actually, writing code without tests should be unthinkable). We are also big advocates of pair programming and nothing is released until we have a code review.

You have a real passion for problem-solving and are an active learner who gets excited by working collaboratively with those around you.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will look like this:

  • Collaborate with product managers and other stakeholders to provide strategic insights on technology choices, feasibility, and project planning.
  • Design and guide the development of scalable and maintainable mobile applications using React Native, ensuring they meet client and user requirements;
  • Write clean, maintainable, and efficient code;
  • Optimise application performance and ensure responsiveness;
  • Spearhead efforts to identify and resolve complex bugs, performance bottlenecks, and architectural challenges, ensuring optimal app performance;
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends in software engineering and incorporate best practices;
  • Mentor and coach software engineers, helping them grow their skills, fostering a culture of excellence, and ensuring that the team delivers high-quality work.

You’ll have the following skills and experience:

  • Proven experience in mobile application development using React Native;
  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript and the React framework;
  • Experience with state management libraries such as Redux or MobX;
  • Proficiency in using RESTful APIs and integrating third-party services;
  • Experience with GraphQL;
  • Familiarity with platform-specific features and differences;
  • Understanding of native modules and bridge communication;
  • Knowledge of version control systems, preferably Git;
  • Strong problem-solving and debugging skills;
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills;
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality code;
  • A strong portfolio of previous mobile applications is a plus.

You’ll be:

  • Self-motivated, proactive and always looking for ways to improve and develop yourself;
  • A good communicator, both in writing and verbally. You’ll be able to explain technical ideas and concepts in business-friendly language;
  • Detail oriented;
  • Used to working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment;
  • Analytical and problem-solving oriented;
  • A genuine believer in diversity and fairness.

As well as the chance to work with a forward-thinking, ethical, and fun group of people, you’ll also get:

  • Company Private Health care
  • Enhanced fully paid maternity and paternity leave for up to 6 months
  • 25 days annual holiday (excluding Public Holidays)
  • €2000 annual allowance for Training/Conferences
  • €300 annual allowance for additional hardware
  • Mental Health support: access to Spill app
  • Meditation/Sleep support: Headspace or Calm app subscription
  • Bonus (depending on Company performance and results)
  • Company laptop
  • Generous referral schemes

Our typical Recruitment Process looks like this:

  • 1st Interview with someone from the Talent team (30/45 mins)
  • Take-Home Challenge (~1h)
  • Technical Interview with our Senior Developers (1h30)

We live and breathe our values, and know you will too:

  • Growing every day
  • Including everyone
  • Relationships built on honesty and ethics
  • Inspiring solutions
  • Winning together

We’re an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity of all kinds. We don’t discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, age, marital status, or disability status. Likewise, we also offer a remote-first working environment, meaning that flexible working and work-life balance come as standard for all employees.

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