Purpose and Scope: 

We are looking for Mobile App Engineers to join our rapidly expanding engineering team.  You will be working on new products and features while solving existing technical challenges.  In this role you will be asked to solve problems, rather than handed tasks to do.  This is an excellent opportunity to work in a high-growth environment for a privately-owned company that is taking its market sector by storm. 

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PODFather is a leading supplier of cloud-based software solutions to the logistics, construction & field service industries.  Its mobile app is linked to a rich web application that provides big business and environmental benefits & massive efficiency improvements to a rapidly growing list of companies. 

Our offices are in the west of Edinburgh, although everyone is currently working from home until restrictions are lifted.  Flexible working thereafter is available as standard, allowing everyone to work either from home or the office. We recognise that people are our most valuable asset.

What you will be doing

  • Maintaining an Android/iOS hybrid app with native functionality
  • Crafting robust & scalable front-end interfaces using Vue.js
  • Planning & implementing tests to maintain application integrity
  • Enhancing existing code to bring it in line with modern standards
  • Identifying & implementing new front end technologies
  • Applying industry best practice to the code base
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What we are looking for

  • The drive to continuously improve your technical & interpersonal skills
  • The confidence to inspire innovation
  • Relevant commercial experience with Android (Java/Kotlin) or iOS (Swift).
  • Some experience of modern JavaScript (ES6+)
  • Experience writing appropriate tests using tools such as JUnit/XCTest/Jest 
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Preferred skills

  • Relevant commercial experience
  • Previous experience of working as part of an agile SCRUM based development team
  • Confidence to share you knowledge and skills with other team members
  • Experience using shared GIT repositories
  • Experience of JavaScript frontend frameworks (Vue.js, React etc), TypeScript, Babel, Webpack, Node.js

What you will get

  • Salary: £27,000 to £45,000 depending on experience
  • 30 days holiday a year plus one day for every year worked 
  • Opportunity to buy 5 extra holidays, and sell back up to 5 unused days 
  • High spec MacOS workstation, multiple monitors
  • A commitment to your development through an individual training budget
  • A flexible employer – working from home and flexible work hours
  • A great working environment – complimentary fruit, drinks, ice cream and snacks in the office
  • Company social events including monthly board/online games nights
  • Office with strong transport links and dedicated free parking
  • The opportunity to see your designs fixing problems in the real world drive literally past your front door
  • Life assurance scheme which includes remote GP appointments, mental health support, physiotherapy and employee assistance
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity
  • Pension plan with 5% company contributions
  • Bike to work scheme

 About PODFather 

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“Here at PODFather we try to create a working environment that allows employees to develop and grow.  It’s important to us that all staff are both supported well, but also challenged, so that no two days are the same, and that the opportunity is there to try new things and learn new skills.”

Colin McCreadie, Managing Director, PODFather 

Our software is helping businesses within the logistics, construction, field service, home delivery and healthcare industries to streamline processes, improve operational and financial efficiency, and eradicate paper.  Our cloud-based delivery management software encompasses a range of features and functionality including job management, route planning and optimisation, vehicle checks, proof of delivery, driver and vehicle tracking, as well as invoicing and reporting modules.  PODFather allows businesses to be better informed about the jobs they are managing, highlighting problems before they occur, making users proactive rather than reactive.  Our customer base includes well-known names such as Tarmac, NHS, Bidfresh, Oxfam and Igloo, as well as a many independent logistics and construction service operators.  To find out more visit www.podfather.com.

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