Maharishi Foundation International is made up of a small, distributed team with the thrilling task of leveraging modern technology to bring about growth and greater efficiency in the long standing, global Transcendental Meditation® organization. We have the great privilege to be able to innovate with considerable freedom while working closely with the leadership of the organization. Our flagship product is a mobile application for the international Transcendental Meditation® community.
*This is an incredible opportunity to be deeply involved in building and launching a product in a growing industry for a well established company with strong brand name recognition and an existing global community.*
We are looking for a senior full stack developer with a proven track record of developing React Native mobile applications and backend services using Amazon Web Services. As we are a small, but growing team you will be responsible for the maintenance and support of existing app features as well as planning and scoping new feature additions and iterations.
You will be working closely with our product team (design, product and development) to launch a meditation and lifestyle application. Applicants should have a proven track record working on large scale, consumer facing products with complex and intuitive UX/UI. Applicants should be comfortable working in a fast paced environment, where each individual has a lot of influence and responsibility to deliver. You will play an extremely vital role in the development and release of this application. Since there is an existing global community waiting for this application, the app will have an immediate, engaged user base.
The AWS backend is built using a serverless approach using AppSync (GraphQL), DynamoDB, Cognito and Lambda. Local development and stack deployment is managed using the Serverless framework, and CI pipelines have been implemented using CircleCI and Bitrise. You will become responsible for all of the working elements of the system and the accounts associated with the architecture.
You are passionate about creating beautiful, modern, and intuitive user interfaces on mobile devices. You are comfortable with cross platform development (for iOS and Android), and enjoy solving the challenges that come with such a codebase. You understand how the AWS suite of products is structured, and can show experience writing fully tested scalable code using relevant AWS products and services. You understand API architecture, and can take a data model and translate it into reusable and flexible components. You enjoy shipping clean, readable and reusable code. You are comfortable working on a distributed team spread across time zones and cultures. You are excited to use technology to have a positive impact in the world as a whole, and in an intimate way for each individual.
Work with design team during their sprints to develop the MVP (remotely and sometimes onsite)
Ensure the performance, quality, and responsiveness of the application
Collaborate with the team and contribute to the definition of specifications for new features, and own the development of those features
Guide the team with regards to limitations and best practices in a mobile environment
Proactively identify and correct bottlenecks, fix bugs and performance issues
Maintain code quality, organization and automatization
Ensure testing strategy is followed within the team - for unit and integration tests
Skills and Requirements
Proven experience in mobile app development
Proven track record working within an AWS application environment
An understanding of best practice DevOps process, and some experience writing CI pipelines and deployment scripts
Proficient with React Native (and if not, a strong desire to learn)
A knowledge of the latest developments from the React team and an understanding of the platform roadmap
Some experience with Objective-C, Swift or C#
Experience with large scale testing in a production environment
Experience with React Native Animation and React Native limitations in native mobile environments
Experience with offline storage, threading, and performance tuning
Familiarity with connecting mobile applications to back-end services through APIs
Familiarly with the API standards including GraphQL and REST
Experience turning data models into UI components
Knowledge of other web technologies and UI/UX standards
Understanding of Apple’s design principles and interface guidelines
Experience with performance and memory tuning with standard tools
Familiarity with cloud message APIs and push notifications
Knack for benchmarking and optimization
Proficient with code versioning tools (Git)
3-5 years of testing and deploying code in a large scale production environment
Authorized to work within the USA (preferable) or as an independent contractor outside the USA
Fluency in English (written and verbal)
Nice to Have Skills and Experience
Experience with Node.js
Experience with AWS sysOps or devOps
Experience with data architecture
Experience with CRM integration and lead/customer nurturing
Experience with the Transcendental Meditation® organization, meditation, or some form of healthy living
Pay and benefits
Our pay levels are set according to a formula combining median market rates with a discount on market rate of a certain percentage due to our non-profit status, and taking into account your cost of living due to where you are based (where MFI splits any saving due to cost of living adjustments with you).
We take the issue of equitable pay very seriously, and we apply our pay formula to all workers who work 80% or more of full time hours with us.
Diversity and inclusion
We place real importance on diversity and we strive to ensure all of our team feel included and can bring their whole selves to work. We also know that this work is never ‘done’ or complete.
If you feel that you may not have all the skills and experience to apply? Please do consider applying, even if you think you fit only 50% of the Skills and Qualifications outlined above.