Senior Ionic Engineer


We're looking for a Senior Ionic Engineer. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Right Balance provides top-tier technology talent for innovative companies in the US. We’re in the top 50 companies to watch in LA.

Engagement Details

We improve the commerce experience by connecting brands, retailers, and consumers through beautiful, smart software. We love a good challenge, and we have fun achieving our goals. We are seeking an experienced Senior Software Engineer with a strong background in mobile cross-platform application development using the Ionic-Capacitor framework and deep expertise in database integration and management within mobile applications. The ideal candidate will lead the design, development, and optimization of high-quality mobile applications that deliver a seamless user experience across Android, iOS, and ChromeOS platforms while ensuring data integrity, security, and performance.

How We Work

  • Offering Freedom & Flexibility. For the most part we're a distributed team working from around the globe (with offices in San Diego, CA and Tampa, FL). We give our team members a high degree of freedom with options for remote work. As a team, we take full ownership for our results.
  • Tackling Exciting Challenges. The retail landscape is undergoing major changes. We come up with new ways brands and retailers can navigate these shifts in consumer behavior to weather the commerce evolution. Then we turn these ideas into beautiful, smart software.
  • Taking Ownership. We don't accept the status quo, and we challenge ourselves, our processes, our services and each other to deliver the best possible experience.
  • Being Truthful & Inclusive. We are transparent in our decisions and our communication, and we value and respect feedback from any source, whether internal or external. We only win as a team, and we understand that everyone needs to stay involved, be empowered, and held accountable.

Essential Functions

  • Architect and develop scalable, high-performance mobile applications using the Ionic Capacitor framework with a strong focus on database integration, data synchronization, and offline-first capabilities.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and translate them into technical specifications, ensuring efficient data storage, retrieval, and manipulation within mobile applications.
  • Design and implement robust schemas in APIs for secure and efficient data access and manipulation, leveraging SQL and NoSQL databases.
  • Optimize application performance with a focus on recent data interactions, implementing caching, data compression, and efficient querying techniques for real-time data processing.
  • Ensure data security and compliance with legal regulations by integrating advanced encryption techniques and secure data storage solutions.
  • Collaborate with UI/UX designers and product managers to create intuitive and responsive applications, ensuring seamless data integration and synchronization across platforms and devices.
  • Contribute to researching technologies and rapid prototyping.
  • Lead the development team through the entire application lifecycle, from concept to deployment, emphasizing best practices in database management and application development.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior engineers, fostering a culture of innovation, excellence, and continuous improvement.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in mobile development and database management, evaluating and incorporating them into our projects to enhance functionality and user experience.
  • Oversee the deployment process, including application configuration, and app store submission, ensuring seamless delivery and operation of mobile applications.

What’s in it for you

  1. Learn and evolve your skills using the latest and greatest technology tools in a rapidly growing company.
  2. Learn from the best people around you. We constantly challenge the status quo and invent new ways of building a great product.
  3. Flexible hours. Join daily standups, sprint planning, and retrospective meetings. Other than that you’re in control of your own schedule.
  4. 100% remote. Work anywhere, whether it is remotely in the comfort of your home, in a shared co-working space, in an RV on the beach, or while being a nomad in another country.
  5. Work on challenging problems, innovate, and positively impact many people's lives while having fun doing it.

Required Qualifications

  • Upper-intermediate to fluent speaking and writing English. Able to have a real-time conversation.
  • 5+ years of full-time hands-on experience with Software Development.
  • 5+ years of full-time hands-on experience in Mobile development.
  • 5+ years of full-time hands-on experience with Javascript / Typescript.
  • 3+ years of full-time hands-on experience with Angular.
  • 2+ years of full-time hands-on experience with Ionic - Capacitor.
  • 3+ years of full-time hands-on experience with NoSQL.
  • 3+ years of full-time hands-on experience with SQL.
  • 1+ years of full-time hands-on experience with search tools (Elasticsearch, Algolia, or similar).
  • Expertise in database technologies like SQLite, Firebase, Realm, and experience with RESTful APIs and JSON for mobile applications.
  • Demonstrated expertise in implementing search functionalities within mobile applications, including but not limited to, full-text search and fuzzy search, utilizing technologies like Elasticsearch, Algolia, or similar.
  • Strong analytical problem-solving and project management skills with the ability to lead a development team in a fast-paced agile environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of mentoring junior engineers and collaborating with cross-functional teams.

Nice to haves

  • Understanding native mobile development for Android and iOS is highly desirable.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Information Systems or equivalent demonstrated ability.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your typical clients?

The majority of our clients are venture-backed startups at the growth stage. Usually, at this stage, the company already achieved a product-market fit and is looking to expand rapidly. That’s where we bring the best engineering practices, strong architecture, the latest technologies, and consistent processes to help companies scale.

What is the length of your engagements?

Most of our long-term full-time engagements last multiple years. It allows you to evolve your career with the client company taking on more responsibilities.

What’s your company size?

The Right Balance team is 60+ engineers going to 100+ by the end of the year. The current client size team is 25+ people. The timing is great to be a part of a rapidly growing team making meaningful contributions.

What happens if the engagement is completed?

Most of our engagements are long-term in nature. That said, if the current engagement is ramping down, we’ll present you with more long-term opportunities to transition into.

What are your core values?

Client First: we only win when our clients win. We treat client challenges as our own.

Ownership: we embrace responsibility, taking on challenges, getting them to completion, and enjoying getting things done.

Quality: we’re passionate about achieving quality outcomes by applying meticulous attention to detail.

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