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About FlightAwareCareersMobile Software Developer

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Mobile Software Developer

Position is at FlightAware Headquarters - Houston, TX (location).

FlightAware is looking for a mobile software developer to join our development team. This individual will develop our mobile flight tracking applications.

Technically, this person is comfortable maintaining and evolving our mobile software applications for the iOS, Android, and Windows mobile platforms. This person needs to have a strong background and demonstrable track record in software development on mobile platforms. You have written and submitted multiple mobile applications that run on iPhone, iPad, and Android platforms and they have been popular. You might even have a GitHub account with personal software you’ve written that solves a problem you had.

This person is naturally curious, exploring new technologies in order to stay current, but balances the use of new and old to ensure that execution is priority. Professionally, this person is driven to execute, deliver, and complete projects independently, seeking advice and direction from team members when needed, and plowing ahead to completion when the path forward is clear.

A pilot-coder, or individual looking to pursue his or her private pilot certificate, is a plus. Benefits include medical insurance and 401K with matching.

Qualifications

  • Deep knowledge of Objective-C and Xcode, including modern syntax and blocks
  • Solid understanding of memory management with and without ARC
  • Experience with Android development and Eclipse, including different device sizes and aspect ratios
  • Experience communicating with web services
  • Experience with Git, including branching and merging strategies
  • Experience with scripting languages, a pilot's certificate, SQL, visual design skills a plus.

Compensation

  • Salary varies based on experience and background.
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Performance-based bonuses

About us

We have fascinating engineering problems and have released a bunch of open source projects. We’re a fun, high-caliber team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to be brilliant. This profile of us by 37signals is a good overview of who we are.

We use Git for version control, PostgreSQL as our database, and Tcl as our main scripting language. We also have a pretty serious Javascript code base, including a production Node.js app, as well as mobile apps written in Objective C, Java, C#, C++, and Adobe Flex. You don't need to have expertise on all of those tools, you just need to be smart and passionate about software.

Application instructions

To apply and provide a small demonstration of your technical prowess, send your application to:

https://flightaware.com/about/careers/apply?data=

by setting the content of the data variable to valid JSON with the following properties:

name: String with your name (required)
email: String with your email address (required)
urls: Array of strings with links to your resume, site, or sample projects (required)
comment: String with any comment/request you might have (optional)

You will receive a 200 response on success.