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Lead Software Engineer (React Native)

at Kin + Carta Europe

Location: Liverpool

Department: Web

About Kin + Carta

Want to help build a world that works better for everyone? Kin + Carta is a global digital transformation consultancy that makes a difference to the billions who now work, play, shop, communicate and share online.

Join 1,600 curious and diverse minds in connecting people, data and technology to produce amazing experiences for some of the world’s most influential companies. Become a maker, builder or creator as we explore the possibilities of sustainable digital technology, helping clients to rapidly innovate, modernise their systems, enable their teams, and optimise for continued growth. 

We focus on tech but we’re a proudly inclusive business with trust and human connection at its heart. People, the planet, and profit matter equally to us which is why we’re a certified B Corporation in the United States and Europe. With additional offices in South America, there is a place for you here wherever you’re based.

The Lead Software Engineer (React Native) role in a nutshell:

As a Lead Software Engineer, you will lead a development team to design, develop & deliver innovative, world class software that pushes the boundaries of what we can achieve. You will also still be willing and capable of being hands-on with the process and technologies involved to deliver awesome solutions to interesting problems.

You will research and advise on the latest technologies & techniques in order to help Kin + Carta Europe and our clients maintain a competitive advantage. Whether it's new tooling, new languages, innovative interfaces, AI or IoT, you will have an opportunity to stay on the cutting edge.

At Kin + Carta, you will become a great leader in your field. You’ll be encouraged to work with others to shape Kin + Carta’s engineering propositions for new clients and grow our in-house team of experts.

You will also help lead K+C Europe’s React Native community, which stretches beyond the client project you may be assigned to. Our established community meets once a week to share knowledge and learnings and generally geek out over all things React Native. You will help foster an inclusive safe space for our more junior teammates to learn and grow, accelerating their careers with your guidance.

What you can expect:

  • You’ll benefit from knowledge sharing sessions across the business, such as our React Native community’s weekly meeting
  • You’ll build market-leading products, typically leading a team of 2-6 other Software Engineers, and working closely alongside our client’s own people across various disciplines
  • You’ll help shape your products by leading the overall design and development of the technical solution on your project, owning the technical strategy and how it evolves 
  • You will be given the option to take part in acquiring new business through pitching by working with our demand team to advise on technical design and approach for new business opportunities
  • You will help your teams by providing client & customer context for decisions, offering management and mentoring support where required. 
  • You’ll contribute to our continued growth by helping identify and interview great new teammates

The type of person we would love to meet:

  • You are a highly skilled engineer, who is always looking to further your craft
  • You’ll have expert levels of knowledge and experience writing Mobile Apps using React Native, and ideally some experience of iOS and Android native development 
  • You will be passionate about React Native and all things mobile 
  • Interacting with iOS and Android frameworks and implementing common design patterns 
  • Applying common architectural approaches 
  • Proactive in finding solutions to problems you haven’t seen before 
  • Collaborating to design elegant, mobile-optimised interfaces to a backend 
  • Referencing Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines and Android’s Material Design Guidelines, collaborating with designers to build a great mobile user experience 
  • Using a version control system such as Git 
  • Using third party dependency management tools such as Cocoapods 
  • Writing automated tests 
  • Working in an Agile environment collaborating with both engineers and non-engineers 
  • Applying common engineering principles, e.g. SOLID, DRY 
  • Using continuous integration 
  • Reviewing other people’s code and knowing when and how to suggest improvements 
  • Delivering high-quality work and acting as the gatekeeper for quality on your project, coaching your teammates to maintain a high quality in their own work 
  • Experienced with building and delivering enterprise-scale applications 
  • Confident working with cross-functional, agile and continuous delivery environments 
  • Interested in advising or implementing practices that promote DevOps 
  • An excellent communicator, able to work effectively in a collaborative team 
  • Successful with developing and executing technical strategy and leadership 
  • You are excited about the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, including those which might stretch beyond your past areas of experience 
  • Able to tackle challenging technical and non-technical problems independently and autonomously 
  • An expert and trusted adviser to the business; willing to support and mentor your team to success 
  • You are eager to contribute to Kin + Carta Europe Engineering knowledge & culture while also taking advantage of what’s on offer

Our benefits

Curious minds are nurtured at Kin + Carta through a wide range of benefits including:

Continuous learning £1,000 annual learning budget
Hybrid working policy Hybrid remote working policy
Leadership icon Global leadership programmes
Flexible working icon Flexible working hours
present icon Enhanced Christmas leave
dog icon Dog friendly offices
Discounted private healthcare Subsidised private healthcare
Affordable gym membership Discounted gym membership

Apply for this role

Whoever you are, wherever you’re from and whoever you love, you’ll find an open door at Kin + Carta. It’s yours to walk through if you’re passionate about building a better world for everyone, and you’re keen to be part of a diverse and inclusive culture that plays to people’s strengths and thrives on togetherness.