Mobile Team Lead

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Mobile Team Lead


We're looking for an experienced mobile lead

With a small group of people, we're building apps for Blendle. And that's nice, because each and every small change is noticed by tens of thousands of users instantly (and counting).

Our ultimate goal? To provide a seamless and fantastic user experience for journalism. We believe a combination of stories that change your perspective on what's going on and butter-smooth apps will help people to look at the world differently.

We have a second goal: build an organization that helps people grow in their skills. You can read more on how we do this in our public handbook. This is also the reason why we're now looking for a mobile lead to join Blendle. You are not only an experienced Android or iOS developer and responsible for guiding our technical choices, but you play an essential role in leading the growth and development of our mobile engineers.

What you will do:

  • Work with our other technical leaders to set out a vision for our mobile engineering
  • Help build our team by recruiting new top talent
  • Coach and guide our mobile developers to grow into their work
  • And, not unimportant: you're part of the team as well, so you'll work on our iOS or Android app to help build a platform for journalism that is future-proof

This might be a great job for you if:

  • You have experience working on a number of mobile apps, preferably apps with scale
  • You have been leading a team of developers
  • You're excited to take on the responsibility of growing the team with new members
  • Helping people get better at their jobs makes you happy

But why would you give up your current (probably also very nice) job? Good question. Four reasons why:

1. Blendle fulfils an important task

Journalism is a vital component of any society, but even the greatest newspapers and magazines continuously show a decrease in sales. Blendle offers a new revenue stream which will help ensure the continuity of great journalism.

2. People pay us because we spend so much time on crafting a better user experience for reading and listening. Which makes your job a nice job, because you get to spend your time on building exactly that: the very best product we can think of

And that product is enjoyed by over 1 million users worldwide.

3. We're moving fast

We're experimenting continuously with new technology, and aren't afraid to try new stuff in a small part of our app or API to test the waters. Our infrastructure is built with speed in mind, so we have fast cycles where we build, ship, validate and iterate. You get to play with new stuff and learn, and we get all the benefits from using state of the art software.

4. Freedom

We believe that you are the best person to decide when and where you work. Huibert starts his day with a run and by opening his laptop in his garden in The Hague and Jean regularly spends the night talking to himself in our chat program whilst coding. We assume you know what works best for you, so you don’t need us to make the rules.

On top of that: we already mentioned the learning part, which we find really important. Every quarter we reserve three full days for the whole company to work on whatever new thing you'd like. Some of our best features originated from these sessions.

We hope you're as excited as we are. Are you hesitating to apply? Please don't. We often meet fantastic people that were afraid to send in our small form but did it anyway.

At Blendle, we value diversity and we encourage people with other believes and backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.