Software Engineer (Mobile)

London, UK
Engineering
Full-time
About Fat Llama

What if owning things was no longer important? What if expensive, niche items could be available to you in seconds? And what if you could generate an extra income from your own belongings? At Fat Llama, we're already bringing about that future. We believe that one day, owning those things we only occasionally need will be as ridiculous as buying a house every time you want to go on holiday.

Our users enjoy on-demand access to anything from high-end cameras to drones to campervans. As a result, they're doing, creating and achieving incredible things every day. Income from rentals is changing the lives of many of our lenders, too - whether it's paying their rent or allowing them to drop corporate jobs and focus on passion projects.

The herd's growing fast, too. Last year we went through Y Combinator and recently announced a $10M raise from amazing investors to superpower our growth and focus on American expansion.

Our Technology

Technology is at the heart of everything we do at Fat Llama, allowing us to solve a problem that has never been solved before. Our whole team gets a say in the product & tech roadmap, and our engineering team takes pride in writing, testing and deploying new features on a daily basis.

The Fat Llama mobile app is a vital part of our product, and an increasing proportion of users are using it for managing their rentals and communicating with other users. Although you will probably not work exclusively on the app, your role will include taking the lead in making our app world-class in terms of UX and performance. This will include building native modules in Java/Kotlin and Swift, and pushing the boundaries of React Native's functionality to build an incredible mobile experience.

Our team takes pride in owning our work truly end-to-end. We’re looking for people who can plan, experiment, build, test, deploy, measure and iterate before calling it done. As a small team, we try and build on the shoulders of giants, which means that you’ll often find us working with the latest and greatest technologies.

You might be a good fit for the role if you:

    • Want to work in a team that values teamwork, learning and collaboration
    • Love writing clean, elegant code that other people can read
    • Have experience building iOS and/or Android apps
    • Have a good understanding of Javascript (good and bad parts) and its ecosystem
    • Take pride in your fastidious approach to testing your code

We would be thrilled if you also:

    • Are familiar working with and building Native Modules in React Native
    • Have experience working with React Native in production

If you don’t feel like you fit all of these areas, don’t worry. We are dedicated to the development of our team. Whether you’re a computer science graduate, an artist or a bricklayer, as long as you’re also a programmer, we’d love to hear from you.

Please note that the package for this role will include equity.
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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Bringing your whole Llama to work

We're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We don't discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.