Mobile Developer in Cambridge

£25,000 - £29,999
20 Aug 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
About the role
  • Title: Mobile Developer
  • Location: Cambridge or Cambridge area
  • Salary: Yes, negotiable (experience and skills)
  • Equity: Yes, vesting and other terms apply
  • Holidays: 28 days (unlimited holidays policy)
  • Type: Permanent

About the startup

  • Owner: Tree House Technologies Ltd.
  • Founded: March 2016 in Cambridge
  • Co-founders: 2
  • Employees: 2 employed full time, 2 new role vacancies (including this one)
  • Product: yes, in alpha-testing
  • Customers: yes, confirmed for beta-testing
  • Patents: yes, patents pending
  • Funding: privately funded, 2 years' run way

About Droplet

Droplet is an instant messenger that makes it easy for groups to self-organise on mobile. Founded in 2016 when we filed our patents, our MVP is now in alpha-testing with selected users. We are a Cambridge-based start-up team of three, each an expert in their field and all with a technology background. Our customers are eager for us to launch our product and we are building our app around their needs.

We are looking for

An energetic person in the Cambridge area who is keen to join a start up in the early days. You'd be part of the company and make decisions, try out stuff and most importantly get things done. You'd be tinkering, growing, cheering, fixing, cursing, and enjoying the work in a startup-blaze. You'd be building your own thing with us. But it's not for everyone: experiments, uncertainty, risks, setbacks and difficult decisions will be the state of "normal" in this role. That's why we are looking for a person with grit, a sense of adventure, and humour.

We want you to be

  • a partner in the technology we're building, not "just develop an app"
  • experienced enough on app development to build stuff, and keen to grow your skills
  • comfortable working autonomously and communicate well remotely
  • comfortable to work with little technical direction at times, but always speak up when you have questions, need help, see an issue or have an idea
  • keen on a fast-paced, experimental, fast-change environment
  • Cambridge/area based and available for meetings at weekends/evenings if needed
  • super interested in the problem we're trying to solve for the people we're building it for

We offer

  • flexible work place: no need to go to office most of the time (unless you want to)
  • flexible work time: we can work around your lifestyle, but need you to be there when there is a fire
  • impact: your personality, code, ideas and decisions will directly impact our company and customers
  • freedom: do your own thing, with us
  • experience: beyond coding the chance to co-build a company

Your development experience

  • 1-2 years' experience in building apps in some form is great, you don't need to be a guru yet - ideally you will have at least one app on the app store
  • Pro-actively self-teaching in your trade is the norm for you
  • You can code in Swift (essential)
  • Comfortable with version control (GitHub, BitBucket, etc)
  • Good to have: coding in Java or Kotlin
  • Good to have: you can build for both iOS and Android
  • Good to have: Knowledge of Firebase

If that sounds interesting, then please drop us a line here at Work In Startup, we'd love to hear from you!