Mobile Applications Engineer

Company Name GlobeSherpa
Location Portland, OR
Date Posted Jan 31, 2012
Category Developer
Listing Type Jobs


GlobeSherpa is hiring a third person to join our small but scrappy startup. We’re building a mobile ticketing platform for smartphones that lets you buy your public transit pass from your phone – no more ticket machine needed. We ride the bus because public transit is cool, and because we aren’t driving Teslas just yet. We think paying for parking or even buying a concert ticket should be just as easy. Why not pay by phone, and call it good? So come help us grab the mobile payments revolution by the horns and ride this ticket monster into 2012.

Mobile Applications Engineer
We are looking for someone who is hungry for doing something out of the box. Think of it as being the third founder. Your ideas and creativity will be our greatest assets. You can drive how we make this happen. We’ve got less than one year to build and deploy our product.

* Experience with the iOS platform, or Apple/iOS design philosophy.
* Experience with the Android platform, or Android design philosophy.
* Released apps in the IPhone or the Android Marketplace.
* Ability to develop apps independently, but works well with a focused team on collaborative projects.
* 3+ years experience with Objective C / C++ or an equivalent object oriented language.
* 3+ years experience with JavaScript.
* 2+ years experience with HTML 5 & CSS.
* 3+ years experience with JavaScript.
* 2+ years experience with Source Control tools (Git, Subversion, etc.)
* Experience with XML, JSON data structures
* 2+ years experience of Web Services and REST interfaces
* Knowledge of different ways a user can interact with a mobile device and how that is different from traditional desktop models.
* Experience with location-based services, GPS, etc.
* Has a good sense of how people want to use mobile technology, and what will and won't work.
* Demonstrates a passion for mobile devices and uses them avidly.
* Insatiable appetite for discovering new ways to work with mobile User Interface.
* Excellent communication skills.

Nice to have
*Experience with PHP development
* Solid understanding of Eclipse based development IDEs
* Experience with / exposure to Appcelerator Titanium

What you get
If you’re looking for the fat salary and bonus kind of job, this is not the right position for you. If you’re looking for serious equity in a company that could blow up big time, but is early in its trajectory, than this is your spot. We will pay you a decent salary, provide benefits, and give you an engineering budget to cover high quality hardware and needed tools. We’ll give you whatever vacation you need. Want other stuff, just let us know. Come join us and get on the GlobeSherpa bus.

Michael Gray, Chief Technology Officer,

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