Mobile and Web Application Developer
React.js/React Native, Ruby on Rails
Cultivate is looking for an experienced React.js/React Native/ROR application developer responsible for building and maintaining various web and mobile applications. This is a full-time, in-house position in Chicago, Illinois.
We pursue greatness-greatness on behalf of our clients, and reaching our own potential as well. To achieve this, we must build a team of people who are able to work independently, who push themselves to find creative solutions, who collaborate naturally, and who, above all, value the pursuit of greatness.
We need someone who can join our established team as we craft web, iOS, and Android applications that fit inside a larger communications, business, or product strategy. We don't think in terms of lists of functional requirements, we think about problems to be solved (or jobs to be done), and let everything else shake out from there.
The applications we develop are always part of larger strategy. We sometimes, for example, build apps that allow our clients' customers to seamlessly place and track their orders in real-time as part of a core customer experience strategy. We also build dispatch and workflow tracking applications as part of an extension to a business operations strategy. We've also built applications that are, themselves, the product, as part of a broader product strategy that include all bits needed to support those applications as products in the marketplace (websites, backend services, etc).
As a company, we foster close partnerships with our clients and the users of our applications, meaning you'll get to see impact of your work first-hand as we collectiveley work to amplify the effectiveness of our clients, accelerate their growth, and celebrate the great things they're doing.
- 3+ years of experience developing consumer-facing web applications, services, and API
- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related field
- Familiarity with native iOS application development in Swift and Objective-C using Xcode is a plus
Long Live the Solution
We're not interested in making stuff just to make stuff-we're interested in greatness. We dig deep to build and implement brand strategies and systems because we want our clients to get to the next level. We take the time to figure out who our clients are, what our clients do, why they do it, then work out what we can do to help them do it more effectively, and bring our group of talented individuals to bear on creating long-term, strategic solutions for our clients.
Creativity, Collaboration, Excellence, and Independence
For us, those core values inform our culture, our culture guides our process, and our process directs our execution. Everything we do flows from those four core values, including the day-to-day experience of our culture. We're a tight-knit group of talented individuals who can work independently or collaboratively, constantly pursuing creative solutions and excellence in our execution. Our environment is flexible and low-key and always, always focused on shaping strategic solutions. We have flexible hours and vacation policy, but maintain "core hours" and specific expectations regarding communication and collaboration.
You'll Have a Head Start
We've built a significant number of projects already, and have a substantial existing codebase and various bits of useful library or template code. We have maintenance work to do on existing projects, which is a good way to familiarize oneself with our existing work, and always new, "green field" projects to spur creativity. We have years of application development experience in the building, meaning you'll have support and the opportunity for mentorship.
Cultivate is a Chicago-based brand agency with a full complement of strategy, creative, and technology teams that develop high level brand strategies and carry out the creative, tactics, and tools needed to bring those strategies to life.