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Mobile App Developer

Palo Alto Software in Eugene, Oregon, is a friendly team of more than 70 experts of many kinds, guided by the same mission for 40 years: to help people succeed in business. We believe that when we help one small business grow, we’re helping an entire community.


About the role

This is a hands-on development position focused on extending our market-leading business web applications to help entrepreneurs all over the world start, plan and grow their businesses. Specifically, the Mobile App Developer will be leading the way to build a mobile app (iOS and Android) for Outpost, a shared email inbox management tool for teams.

This is a full-time, exempt position in our office in downtown Eugene, OR, reporting to the VP of Engineering. We allow a flexible work schedule while also valuing in-person collaboration and team camaraderie, therefore, this is not a remote position.

About you
You are someone who:

  • Sees their work through
  • Takes ownership in the end product
  • Collaborates with others
  • Thinks about the bigger picture and strives for constant improvement
  • Helps foster understanding within the team
  • Is adaptable to change  

Key Functional Areas of Responsibility

  • Building a totally new mobile app for Outpost that delights users
  • Coordinating with our product architect and others to design effective technical solutions
  • Collaborate with QA Analysts to ensure top-quality releases
  • Collaborate with our UX designer and product manager to deliver an app that meets users' needs
  • Participating in estimation sessions to understand user goals and use cases, craft effective, customer-focused solutions, and point work requirements
  • Sharing feedback and ideas in team retrospectives to help us continually improve and experiment with our processes, tools, workflow, etc.
  • Help triage customer escalations and fix bugs efficiently


Qualifications

We are looking for developers with an excellent skill set and experience in building production quality mobile apps. The specific experience we'd like to see includes:

  • building and deploying apps to both the iOS and Android app stores
  • push notifications
  • real-time communication like web-sockets
  • loading and displaying large data sets in scrolling lists in a performant way
  • building cross platform applications with a technology like React Native

Additionally, we like developers that have:

  • Great fit with and enthusiasm for our company mission and culture, which are described here: Palo Alto Software Culture
  • Curiosity and intelligence 
  • Top-notch creative problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to embrace and learn new technologies, techniques, and processes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, a good sense of humor, and an easy ability to collaborate with other developers, UX designers, DevOps engineers, QA analysts, and more
  • High level of craftsmanship about producing clean, high-quality, maintainable, and performant code
  • Preferably experience working as part of an agile/scrum development team, though that is easy enough to learn on the job
  • Four-year degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent expertise

About our product team

We use an agile process with two-week coding sprints, story point estimation, monthly retrospectives, and a commitment to experimentation and continuous process improvement. We develop our web applications using React, ES6, Java, Dropwizard, Redis, Postgres, Docker, AWS cloud hosting, and other contemporary technologies. Our in-house product managers and UX designers work upstream from development, kicking off new feature designs and preparing user stories with design deliverables for team estimation. Our QA team is in-house too; they use a combination of technical chops and subject-matter expertise to do manual and automated testing on new features, regressions, bug fixes, and more. 
 

Benefits

We value independent thinking, creative problem-solving, family and work-life balance, and rewarding company culture. Living and working in Eugene supports the best of all worlds—interesting and challenging work in a growing tech scene delivering world-class technology from right here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Eugene’s commute times were rated best in the nation and homes are more affordable than you’d find in Seattle or the Bay Area. 

We provide:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Health / Vision / Dental / Ortho
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) with a match
  • Relocation Reimbursement
  • Team Collaboration
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Community Involvement
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Fun Company Events
  • A diverse and inclusive culture
  • Exceptional Work Environment
  • Daily Snacks
  • And Much More!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We’re looking for passion, talent, and curiosity. If this sounds like the right challenge to use and grow your skills, apply with us today!

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