React Native Developer at Geocaching HQ

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About Geocaching HQ
We are the global headquarters for the game of geocaching. Our apps and Geocaching.com website allow a global community of more than 10 million people to join in a real-world treasure hunt.

Our mission (and yours should you choose to accept it) is to inspire and enable exploration, adventure, and community. Basically, everyone’s job here is to enable millions of people to have fun outside. How cool is that? 

What you'll do:
As a React Native mobile app developer, you’ll contribute to a platform that enables people to create, share, and play interactive media rich location based experiences via their mobile device. You’ll work closely with a product manager and product designer to help define the product offering, advise on technical capabilities, prototype features, and convert mockups and wireframes into a functional React Native mobile app listed in the iOS and Android App Stores. You’ll collaborate with back end developers to define data contracts and APIs for interacting with the existing Geocaching ecosystem. 

Qualifications + Required Skills:

  • Front-end development within the React ecosystem (Hooks, Redux, Redux Saga, Redux Persist, Webpack, Flow, Jest)
  • Working knowledge of Android and IOS development sufficient to link native libraries
  • Strong JavaScript knowledge. Familiar with ES6 and modern language features 
  • Write clean, readable, and unit testable code
  • Consuming and defining RESTful APIs
  • Proficiency using Git in an Agile development team setting
  • 3+ years relevant experience 
  • Understanding of UX best practices and front-end UI design methodologies
  • Committed to putting the user first 

Bonus Skills:

  • Experience developing native applications with Objective C, Swift, Java, and/or Kotlin
  • Visual Studio App Center continuous integration and distribution including codepush
  • Experience working with localization/internationalization
  • Experience developing complex responsive web UIs using modern JavaScript frameworks
  • A strong interest or previous experience building an app from the ground up.

Behaviors:

  • Self-directed and uses independent judgment to plan, organize, and prioritize workload
  • Desire to learn and a “quick study” with new concepts, systems and technologies
  • Superb communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills
  • Leads by example and exemplifies our values in actions and behaviors
  • Exhibits tact and proper judgment under pressure and in sensitive situations

Physical Demands and Work Environment  

As we navigate the situation around the current COVID-19 pandemic, Geocaching is first and foremost committed to the safety of all employees. We will continue to follow state and local guidance for the gradual re-opening of our offices.  At this time, nearly all employees are working remotely. We’re anticipating that the React Native Developer role will also be remote for the time being.  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain stationary for long periods of time. In this position, you must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the only duties, responsibilities, and qualifications for this job. Incumbents may be required to follow any additional related instructions, acquire related job skills and perform other related work as required.

Geocaching HQ embraces a diverse and inclusive workplace. Authenticity is one of our core company values and we strive to celebrate our differences. We encourage everyone to apply.

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Technology we use

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Location

837 N 34th St. , Seattle, WA 98103

What are Geocaching HQ Perks + Benefits

Geocaching HQ Benefits Overview

In addition to two hours of paid geocaching outings a month, employees enjoy a variety of benefits including a stocked outdoor gear closet, communal eating space with catered lunches and endless snacks, unlimited ski/snowboard lift tickets, outdoor activity reimbursement, internal geocaching program with global travel opportunities, healthy work/life balance, and comprehensive health coverage.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by the geocaching community. Since 2002, CITO has helped preserve the natural beauty of cache-friendly spaces.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Employee fun committee (affectionately coined, Lackey Council), Encompass (diversity, equity, and inclusion focus), Green Team (to continue our environmentally-conscious practices), and more!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Geocaching HQ's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
0-2 years: 3 weeks (120 hours) 2-4 years: 4 week (160 hours) 4+ years: 5 weeks (200 hours)
Sabbatical
4-week paid sabbatical every seven years
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Employees get free lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees A parking subsidy.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Dog-friendly office, squad/club opportunities (cork squad, Green Team, keg squad, etc.), 4-week paid sabbatical every seven years, ping pong/foosball/shuffleboard tables, and commuter benefits.

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