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Technical Lead, Mobile

About Prodigy

During the Covid-19 pandemic Prodigy is operating, hiring, and onboarding remotely.

Since being founded in 2011, Prodigy Education has grown from 3,000 local users to more than 100 million registered users worldwide. As one of the fastest-growing EdTech startups in North America, Prodigy connects students, parents, teachers, and school districts with resources with the goal of promoting a lifelong love of learning. Anyone with an internet connection is welcome to create a free account for Prodigy’s popular Math Game for grades 1 to 8. Prodigy also provides online math tutoring via certified teachers who adapt their style and lessons to teach students in the way they learn best. Visit www.prodigygame.com, and see for yourself why teachers love Prodigy https://bit.ly/3hue7MC. Follow us @ProdigyCareers on Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin to see what it's like to work here!

Our passion is our mission - to help every student in the world love learning!

Our Engineering team builds and operates a high performance, scalable, reliable, and, secure technology platform that will allow us to transform education and deliver effective learning experiences to every student in the world. We do this by building for tomorrow, failing fast and early, and empowering each other to make things better. Interested in learning more about what we're working on? Visit the Prodigy Engineering blog at https://medium.com/prodigy-engineering

Here at Prodigy, we are working hard to achieve our mission of helping every child in the world to LOVE learning. Our Development teams are scaling rapidly as we continue to hit our product and growth milestones, and it’s an exciting time for the company! As the Mobile Technical Lead, you will be responsible for shaping our  technical strategy for Mobile Applications. You will define and assume technical leadership for the mobile application technologies, architecture and interfaces. You will validate technology assumptions and evaluate various approaches. 

Your Impact:

  • Create and communicate technical vision for mobile strategy
  • Understand business requirements, translate them into designs and create proof-of-concept prototype
  • Provide technical guidance to teams developing end-to-end solutions for mobile & responsive web applications
  • Ensure overall integrity of the software design and architecture
  • Apply mobile application standards and methodologies 
  • Be the go-to expert on mobile technology trends and best practices
  • Recommend and implement practices to improve consistency, quality and development efficiency

Who You Are:

  • A strong leader with the ability to set a technical vision 
  • Experienced in leading projects from ground up
  • Possess a broad detailed knowledge of mobile technologies and industry trends
  • Excited by the challenges that come with a rapidly growing and scaling company, and have thrived in this kind of environment
  • Not afraid to stretch yourself outside of your comfort zone to take on new challenges, and have a love for continuous learning
  • 5+ years of experience as a developer with 2+ years focus in Mobile development (React Native, Flutter, iOS, Android)
  • Experience with Infrastructure As Code and CICD pipelines
  • Experience with Design Systems (reusable UI components and UX patterns)
  • Excellent communications skills

Our Core Technologies:

  • Backend: Node.js, GraphQL, Postgres, DynamoDB, Redis, AWS, Lambda, Django, Ruby on Rails
  • Game: HTML5, Canvas, WebGL, Phaser, Pixi, Typescript
  • Frontend: React, React Native, ES6

What We Offer:

  • A culture of transparency, where team members are involved in important conversations
  • Full health benefits from day one (1)  for you and your family, fully covered! 
  • We are a profitable company, with eligibility to participate in stock options for all full-time permanent employees
  • Learning and development budget for all full-time employees to use towards career growth and development opportunities 
  • We recognize 9-5 is not for everyone! We offer flexible working hours that will allow you to schedule your workday with a bit more freedom! 

  • While we operate 100% remotely, for the time being, we understand the importance of togetherness. We offer frequent and fun team and company events, to stay connected and in the know.

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Department: Development

Location: Toronto, Ontario

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#LI-Remote Come as you are. We believe the power of our collective potential will transform education. We are building towards a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace to empower and create access and opportunity for all. We welcome applications from people from all underrepresented groups, including (but not limited to) people of any gender, age, or religion, members of the LGBTQIA2+ community, BIPOC and other underrepresented races and nationalities, people with disabilities, veterans, and anyone who may contribute to the further diversification of Prodigy Education. If you feel like you don’t have all the qualifications for this position and are willing to use your initiative to learn the rest, we’d still love for you to apply! We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Education will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us, and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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