Staff Mobile Engineer
Origin is reimagining wealth management by making it accessible and affordable to all. Today, money is the [#1] source of stress - more than jobs, health, and relationships combined. That stress is exacerbated in the current economic environment, which is presenting people with once-in-a-generation financial challenges. Origin is tackling this problem head on by expanding access to financial planning for those who have historically been boxed out due to high barriers to entry. Our product simplifies finances for individuals making it easy to manage spend and investments, get expert advice, and take action to hit financial goals.
We are a fast-paced startup in the series B round, led by repeat founders and backed by leading VC firms like Founders Fund, Felicis, and General Catalyst.
ABOUT THE ROLE
As a Staff Mobile Engineer at Origin, you will take on a pivotal role in evolving our mobile technologies, setting a standard for engineering excellence. Your responsibilities will be diverse and dynamic, involving coding best practices, architectural designs, software quality engineering, product development, user experience, and performance observability. Your expertise in leadership and communication will be key in mitigating technical risks, overseeing critical initiatives, and fostering knowledge sharing. You'll be instrumental in balancing the delivery of effective and efficient solutions while staying ahead in technological advancements.
A Typical Day
As a Staff Mobile Engineer at Origin, your day is filled with challenges and opportunities to impact our products and infrastructure significantly. You'll play a key role in shaping our mobile technology landscape, ensuring that we stay ahead in a competitive and ever-evolving industry.
- Innovative Development: Start your day by building state-of-the-art features for our mobile applications. This involves not just writing code, but also ensuring it integrates seamlessly with our existing systems, all while pushing the boundaries of what's possible in mobile technology.
- Efficiency and Security Focus: Dedicate a part of your day to developing frameworks and platforms that are not only efficient and advanced but also secure and reliable. Your work abstracts the complexities of the underlying infrastructure, ensuring a smooth user experience.
- Best Practices and Adaptation: Spend time investigating and adapting industry best practices to suit Origin's unique environment. This could involve researching new methodologies in mobile development, exploring innovative user experience designs, or implementing enhanced performance optimization techniques.
- Systematic Improvement: Actively work on enhancing the availability and reliability of our mobile applications. Apply distributed systems best practices and your own innovative solutions to systematically improve our app's performance and user satisfaction.
- Collaboration and Growth: Collaborate with a team of talented and friendly engineers. Your role is not just about individual contribution but also about being a part of a collective that lays the foundation for Origin’s technical growth. Share knowledge, learn from your peers, and contribute to a team environment that values innovation and excellence.
At Origin, we're not just writing code; we're pioneering in a regulated, fault-intolerant industry with multiple consumer-facing products. Success in this venture relies on our ability to develop flexible, reliable, and reusable software that propels us forward without compromising stability.
For this crucial role, we're seeking candidates who embody the following characteristics:
- Experience with React Native: Proficiency in React Native is essential, as it is a core component of our mobile technology stack.
- Background in Mobile Development: A strong background in mobile development, especially in consumer-facing products, is crucial for this role.
- Understanding of Ads Network Tracking Challenges: Knowledge in handling channel attribution challenges related to Ads Network tracking within mobile apps is critical. This includes understanding the intricacies of marketing analytics and the impact on user experience and privacy.
- Relentlessly Resourceful: Inspired by Paul Graham's concept, you demonstrate the ability to navigate through challenges creatively and effectively. Read more.
- Intellectually Rigorous & Technically Excellent: We seek someone who combines sharp analytical thinking with top-notch technical skills. This role requires understanding complex issues, devising innovative solutions, and executing high-quality, efficient, scalable solutions in our mobile technology development.
- Skilled in Feedback and Mentorship: As a staff-level engineer, you should be adept at giving and receiving constructive feedback. Moreover, your role will involve mentoring less experienced team members, guiding their professional development, and fostering a culture of learning and excellence within the team.
- Project Leadership: Ability to lead projects and leverage other engineers is key. You'll be responsible for laying the foundation of our Mobile App and driving continuous improvements and new features. Your leadership will be instrumental in cross-initiative collaborations within the Mobile Chapter.
- Remote-Ready: You are capable of working effectively in a remote setting, ensuring overlap with our core hours from 9 AM to 2 PM PT to facilitate seamless collaboration.
- Fluent in English: Advanced or native proficiency in English is essential to communicate effectively within our diverse, global team.
While the above qualifications are essential, the following are highly desirable:
- Familiarity with Java, Kotlin, Objective-C, or Swift: While React Native is our primary technology, experience with Java, Kotlin, Objective-C, or Swift is a significant plus.
- Problem-Solving Skills: Exceptional problem-solving skills, especially in a regulated and fault-intolerant industry, will be a great asset.
- Collaborative Mindset: Experience in working collaboratively in a team environment, particularly in a remote or hybrid setting.
- Innovative Thinker: A history of innovative thinking and a portfolio of projects that demonstrate your ability to think outside the box.
- Continuous Learner: A passion for continuous learning and staying updated with the latest trends and technologies in mobile engineering.
WHAT WE OFFER
- Generous base salary
- Meaningful equity package
Health and Wellness
- Heath Insurance;
- Wellness allowance;
- Mental health;
- Parenthood & fertility;
- Unlimited access to Origin;
- Coworking allowance;
- Work setup one-time stipend;
- Unlimited PTO;
- Parental leave;
- Flexible hours;
Fulfilling our mission is only possible with a diverse team that breathes for excellence and is hugely committed to making money simple for everyone, everywhere.
As a team, we are obsessed with delivering the best solution possible to our members through an elegant and self-guided experience. We know that building a product of this magnitude requires from us tons of creativity, autonomy, and flexibility to move fast and embrace uncertainties with ownership. This is who we daily pursue to be!
To embrace talented people like this and provide the necessary resources to achieve their best versions, we believe in the power of a healthy environment where each person is valued for who they are and have clear goals and expectations for the future they can build within the company. Each person here is seen as a key player in our team.
Our environment is diverse, with excellent people and equal opportunities. We believe in the power of the individuality and uniqueness of each of us to make our team even more powerful.
We are building an outstanding solution, and here is an invitation for you to become an Original and join us on this journey!