Lead Product Engineer (React Native)

Berlin, Germany /
Engineering /
(We are still hiring! - Due to covid-19, we adopted a remote interview process until further notice)

We believe that every author should have an equal chance to succeed. Therefore, our mission is to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. This is how we make it happen:

Inkitt is our self-publishing platform where anyone can upload and share their stories for free. We analyze our users' reading behavior with a unique algorithm to identify potential bestsellers , which we then license for our Galatea app. When licensed and published on Galatea, we enhance the author's vision, adding vibrations and sound to turn their stories into immersive experiences for our users. Currently, our most successful author is Sapir Englard, a 24 year old author from Israel who uploaded her story to Inkitt in 2018 - her story is selling faster than Harry Potter on Galatea all around the world! > Check out Inkitt on Euronews here! 

Currently, we are a team of 60 passionate, dedicated, and hard-working entrepreneurs, engineers and artists. Our aspirational mission, the high-performing culture, and a strong user-obsession convinced Investors of Google, Spotify, or Uber. Inkitt also attracted experienced talents from DeliveryHero, n26, or Glovo. Join us, too, and build the Disney of the 21st Century with us!

You will:

    • Help architect, build, iterate, and manage our global mobile application, Galatea (you can find it in the iOS / Google Play stores), which now has more than 500K monthly users with 6M sessions per month.
    • Code and ship complex new features at high velocity and high quality.
    • Build and mentor a team of highly skilled engineers and be instrumental in creating our engineering culture.
    • Drive the architecture and technology choices that enable a world-class user experience.
    • Collaborate with our Product Managers and Designers.
    • Be able to contribute your own ideas to the product's roadmap.
    • Continuously explore new technologies that will elevate the user experience of customers in order to be at the forefront of a rapidly changing digital environment.

You have:

    • A good track record of building mobile applications, with extensive experience in React Native and JavaScript (redux or mobx).
    • Previously published apps on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store before, so you know exactly what those review processes will accept and reject in apps.
    • A Product Engineering mindset.
    • A good feeling for UX.
    • Experience in leading a team of skilled engineers and creating innovative and forward-thinking products for customers.

We offer you the following:

    • Valuable work that impacts our company right from your first day.
    • An open and empathetic style of communication all the way up to the C-Level.
    • A fast-paced environment. It’s never boring here! If you feel bored, tell us and we’ll make your life exciting again!
    • Regular team events and incentives.
    • Free fruit and dinner in our office.
    • An unlimited self development budget for books to help in your career at Inkitt.
    • Encouragement to further your personal development so you can broaden your knowledge and skills across multiple departments.
    • Unlimited credits for our Galatea App - for all you bookworms out there ;)
What we offer you beyond the above challenge:

• We encourage your personal development and empower you to broaden your knowledge and skills across multiple departments. This position offers you a valuable work which impacts our company from your first day onward.
• We have a very open style of communication and encourage everyone to constantly live this all the way up to the C-Level.
• We are fast - that's why it will never be boring here. If you are a challenge seeker, this is the place for you!
• Of course, we organize regular team events and incentives, provide free fruit, and dinner in our office
• We have a flexible working policy, 30 days of vacation, an unlimited budget for books and - for all the bookworms out there - unlimited credits for our Galatea App ;)

Does this sound like somewhere where you can make a lasting, positive impact? Then, apply now! We are looking forward to speaking with you!