Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on December 9th, 2016 at 12:25 pm
Job Title *
Mobile Engineer (iOS or Android)
Ride with GPS
Job Description *
We’re looking for an excellent senior mobile engineer (iOS or Android) to join our team.
Ride with GPS is a team of eight professionals delivering software that supports great cycling experiences. Our website is used to plan bike routes and events, manage bike clubs, analyze ride data, and publish great rides. Our companion app is a bike computer, route navigator, and ride recorder. Within the cycling world, we’re serving weekend riders, clubs, event organizers, tour operators, and racers. By joining Ride with GPS, you will help many thousands of people have a great time on their bike.
The core function of our app is to record & navigate bike rides, but as a companion to our website, it does quite a lot and we have ambitious plans for its future. We currently have a single mobile developer, Kevin, and you would be joining him in keeping our apps at feature parity, working through algorithmic/architectural problems, and reviewing each other’s code. Everyone on the team uses our product multiple times per week (we all ride at varying levels, mostly recreationally/commuting), and everyone’s input shapes how our product & service evolves.
We’re bringing on four more people right now, and will be honing what we have built and expanding it in some ways we’re really excited about. 2017 will be our biggest year on every measure, and it will be a lot of fun to be a part of.
We strive to create great cycling experiences. We want people to go on better rides, more often. We don’t run any ads on the site or in the app, and are able to maintain a singular focus on serving cyclists and those who serve cyclists.
Some Technical Bits
The iOS app is mostly Objective-C with a little Swift, all our views are written programmatically (no Storyboards or Xibs), and we use SQLite directly rather than Core Data. The Android app is also native and uses SQLite. Both apps use GPS, bluetooth, the barometer (if available), handle photos, have some custom views & animations, and synchronize lots of things with our backend (which is mostly Rails). Between bike ride navigation, optimizing for offline use, and efficiently dealing with all the various bits of data that can be collected during a ride, we have solved lots of interesting and difficult problems (with many more forthcoming).
We are a team of eight (four developers, two marketing/support/outreach/etc, two dedicated support) operating a large online business targeting recreational cyclists. You can view our website at https://ridewithgps.com and check out our mobile apps in the App Store and Google Play. Our business is bootstrapped and profitable, focused on sustainable growth via user satisfaction and word of mouth advertising.
Our office is located in the newly renovated Bakery Blocks building, near NE 22nd and Sandy. We have standing desks, a bike repair station, and a stocked kitchenette & beer fridge. We all love riding bikes, from road riding to fat biking and everything in between. Most of us regularly walk a couple blocks to the Circuit to climb, or go for lunch rides/runs. Three of us are also avid motorcyclists. We support a healthy balanced lifestyle, we’re family-friendly (three of us have young kids), and we are all very passionate about what we do in our work.
We offer competitive salary, an excellent office environment as well as health, dental and vision insurance, and a 401k with a 10% match. You’ll be equipped with a new Macbook Pro or iMac, a standing desk and any other productivity tools that are needed. We strongly believe in testing our own software, and as a result are more than happy to help defray some of the costs of cycling.
How to Apply *
If you’re interested, please send an email to email@example.com with your resume and some background information on what role you played in the most recent app(s) you have worked on. Please include at least a paragraph explaining your relationship with cycling. We’ll respond in a timely manner and move things forward for promising candidates.