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Head of Mobile Engineering

Company: Academia.edu
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Our ideal candidate is a Technical Lead / Manager for a Mobile apps development team with proven leadership skills and experience. You must be a solid software engineering generalist, experienced and expert in native iOS apps and/or Android development, deployment, and best-practices. What will you do? * You will lead, manage and grow the Mobile (iOS and Android) team. * You will provide technical direction and make architectural decisions. * You will manage and run our outsourced mobile QA. Mentor internal engineers on QA decisions. * Liaise with other Heads, Directors and team leads on full-stack and Product Engineering teams to coordinate work. * You will provide technical insight into product development decisions and product strategy ideas to the Product and Senior Management. * You will code and do code reviews as able and necessary. * You will be managing and leading a small "world class" Mobile apps development team. * You will report to the CTO. Position Requirements: -- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related major strongly preferred. . Solid Computer Science fundamentals . . Proven Technical, Leadership, and Management skills. . Strong knowledge of web and mobile architecture. -- Hands-on experience building, deploying, and scaling native iOS and/or Android applications. -- 10+ years of software engineering experience and 4+ years of focused mobile app development. -- The ability to quickly learn new technologies and apply them successfully. Technologies we use: We are building new iOS mobile apps with Swift and a JSON REST API. We build native Android apps with Kotlin.--Our mobile engineers learn some basic backend development to enable them to create database migrations and API endpoints, essentially making them "mobile full-stack." We are taking our time to get the architecture and design patterns right, and we intend to build a quality product instead of taking shortcuts and rushing to market. What's in it for you? You will join a team of equally talented, smart, collaborative people in building new products and features for existing products. You will be a part of a positive, supportive work/life balance culture that fosters your professional growth. You will enjoy an employee-focused benefits program that includes; 100% employer-paid premiums on health, dental, and vision insurance, a generous time-off policy (21-days paid vacation, 11 federal holidays, and unrestricted sick days), stock options, a daily catered lunch, a fully stocked kitchen, and a book stipend. We're conveniently located a few blocks from MUNI & BART stations in beautiful downtown San Francisco office close to world-class restaurants and other venues. About us--- Despite Covid-19, we suffered no layoffs, are profitable, and growing. Academia.edu is building a new distribution and peer review platform for academic research. Guided by a mission to accelerate the world's research, Academia aims to make every academic paper ever published available for free online and accessible by anyone in the world. --Academia has built a network of Academics, Professionals and others worldwide who access our platform on the web and via native mobile apps to discover new research, collaborate, recommend and peer review papers, and gather feedback on draft research by participating in real-time collaborative sessions. --Academia's platform has more than 142 million registered users (growing at over 150,000 per day), has over 65 million unique visitors every month. We have over 280,000 paying premium subscribers. --Academia has attracted $39 million in investment from leading VC firms, including Khosla Ventures, True Ventures, Spark Capital, and Tencent. Our work has garnered favorable attention from trade and mainstream media, including UK Times, Fortune, Wired, EdTech, Venture Beat, San Francisco Business Times, The Economist, The Washington Post, TechCrunch, Scientific American, and Forbes. --Academia is a proud equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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