Lead React Native Developer

In brief 

Orca is looking for a talented Lead React Native Developer who can help us build the future of boating. If you enjoy boating, are a ruthless programmer, and can build outstanding digital experiences for consumers, consider reaching out.

What to expect

Orca is building a modern navigation system for sailors and cruisers. We are growing quickly, have an exciting journey ahead, and are looking for a Senior React Native Developer to join our team. This position will play a crucial role in the success of Orca. 

As a Lead React Native Developer, you will have the opportunity to build state-of-the-art experiences that will delight hundreds of thousands of recreational boaters around the world.

The ideal candidate has the technical acumen to architect and build delightful experiences, communicate effectively with product managers, engineers, and other stakeholders, has excellent time management abilities, and is passionate about having an impact on users. This role directly supports Orca’s mission by ensuring our customers love Orca products. To succeed at Orca, you must be energetic, highly organized, and hard-working.

What You’ll Do

The Front End Team builds the user interface and chart rendering system that runs on iOS and Android devices along with our in-house Orca Display. This team is also responsible for our serverless backend, mobile CI, and Orca’s e-commerce site.

The cross-functional nature of the team provides many different ways for you to make an impact. These will be the challenges you will frequently face:

  • Build world-class UI and UX experiences end-to-end.

  • Solve complex challenges related to the rendering of marine charts.

  • Handle WiFi and Bluetooth communication with our navigation peripherals.

  • Gracefully handle offline, online, and flaky connectivity scenarios.

  • Build mechanisms to collect behavioral data from our users.

  • Develop algorithms and functionality to assist with navigation, such as collision avoidance.

  • Empathize with, and deeply understand our end-users.

This role is a hybrid/on-premise role at our Madrid or Oslo office.

The startup nature of the team provides many different opportunities for you to make an impact, and develop yourself.

What You’ll Bring

  • 5+ years of developer experience building great consumer-facing applications.

  • You are proficient in TypeScript and React Native. Additionally, you are proficient in or interested in learning Java, Kotlin, Objective-C, or Swift.

  • Familiar with general GIS concepts, PostGIS, and Mapbox stack.

  • You uphold great engineering standards around testing, documentation, and maintainability. 

  • You can plan, architect, and build complex experiences end-to-end promptly.

  • Excellent communication, collaboration, reporting, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

  • You drive autonomy, proactivity, and ownership. You actively expand your comfort zone by exploring new or unfamiliar tasks

  • Dedicated and ethical approach.

How we work

We are on a mission to disrupt the marine industry led by global companies such as Garmin and Navico. This requires setting the right direction, having a sharp focus, and delivering quickly. 

We can do this only by bringing out the best in each of us. We help each other but also hold each other accountable to reach our very best.

We are pragmatic with processes. We think of them as organic and evolving systems. We measure the success of a given process by looking at its impact on employee or customer happiness and satisfaction. This is a never-ending process that we expect you to contribute to.

We are a multicultural team and English is our communication interface. We have a hybrid culture: while we have a strong remote culture, we strongly believe in the benefits of co-location. The team operates out of Barcelona, Madrid, and Oslo, with a few employees working remotely in other countries as well.

About the Team

You will be joining a small and close-knit team of industry veterans. We’ve been working in this space for years, and have several successful startups behind us. Our core experience is product development, software, and hardware engineering.

These are the 3 co-founders. Feel free to reach out to us if you want to know more about what we do.

What we offer

Working at Orca means working on interesting problems, and having a direct impact on the people who use our products. We offer an opportunity to help build a product that is loved by hundreds of thousands of boaters, while also having the potential to disrupt an entire industry. You’ll be working with talented people building state-of-the-art consumer experiences.

We offer a competitive combination of salary and benefits. We believe that good talent shall be compensated accordingly. We also offer flexible working hours, remote work options, and opportunities for professional development and growth.

If this is not the right time, you can still stay in touch with us at careers@getorca.com

Are you a good fit?

If you think you’re a good fit, e-mail us: careers@getorca.com.

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