About Embody:

Embody is a privacy forward menstrual health technology startup. Our mission is to empower women and people with cycles with tools to maximize their well-being without fear of having their most private data shared, sold, or used against them in a court of law. We are developing an open source, local-only, encrypted period tracking application that is in the very early stages of development. The Embody period tracking app will have the look and feel of familiar period trackers, but with the addition of two new features: verifiable privacy and use of a hormonal phases framework. We are part of the Thesis* venture studio which funds and builds products and protocols in decentralized businesses that enable personal empowerment. Investors in Thesis include Andressen Horowitz, Polychain Capital, and Draper Associates, among others.

About You:

Embody is looking for a highly talented Lead Mobile Engineer to join our founding team and build the Embody period tracking application from the ground up. We are looking for a product focused, React Native developer who is curious about period tracking applications and open to learning about menstrual health. Ideally they have had experience shipping an application from start to finish. This Lead Mobile Engineer must be passionate about our mission to create a safe and secure application for people with cycles to track their menstrual health. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about writing open source code for a local-only project. The Lead Mobile Engineer would be working with a small team including a project lead, brand designer, and product designer.  We're looking for someone who has a startup mindset and is prepared to do the work of a mission-driven team member. The Lead Mobile Engineer would work alongside Thesis’ applied cryptography team who will be responsible for the storage of key material, encryption, and audits and will support and oversee this part of the project.

What You’ll Do:

The Lead Mobile Engineer will be responsible for architecting and building the Embody period tracking mobile application from the ground up. The Lead Mobile Engineer will partner with the project lead and product designer to deeply understand our users needs, set the product roadmap, make key product and architecture decisions, and ultimately create our underlying technical platform. This person will write open source, local-only code, and work in tandem with Thesis’ applied cryptography team to implement the privacy features that are primary to Embody’s mission.

What You’ll Do At…

0-4 Months

  • Work collaboratively with project lead and product designer to develop the MVP of the Embody period tracking application
  • Work alongside the Thesis applied cryptography team to ensure all privacy features are working and secure
  • Work in public as a way to build trust and credibility within the team

4-12 Months

  • Begin development of premium features to include cycle syncing and partner sharing components
  • Maintain and expand functionality of MVP through updates and community feedback
  • Work collaboratively with project lead and product designer to develop premium features of the Embody period tracking application
  • Work alongside the Thesis applied cryptography team to ensure all privacy features are working and secure
  • Continue to work in public to build trust in the brand

Other expectations:

  • Travel 2-3 times per year to interact with team in person if working outside of the Atlanta area
  • Work collaboratively within the Thesis studio ecosystem to ensure alignment of goals and interest
  • Identify and develop engineering processes to improve company efficiency and effectiveness

Ideally what you’ll have:

  • 5+ years of experience shipping mobile apps to production
  • Expert with React Native and Typescript, writing secure and reusable components
  • Experience with meeting WCAG 2 Level AA accessibility standards
  • Deep user empathy, championing a values based approach to feature development
  • Experience with meeting requirements for acceptance to iOS and/or Android app stores
  • Solid foundational understanding of a “Zero Trust” security model
  • Experience with automated mobile testing frameworks, maximizing code coverage
  • The ability to ask for help, not letting perfection be the enemy of progress
  • Experience architecting or contributing to an open source app
  • Managing and developing an iterative sprint process
  • The ability as a lead engineer to establish an inclusive culture and standard
  • Experience in leading and maintaining rigorous code review
  • You effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
  • You are a quick learner with an ambitious and results-driven personality
  • You work well in a team in a face-paced environment

Location:

This role is remote first, with a preference for those living in Atlanta, Georgia or another location in the Southeastern United States who may be able to work in person on occasion. We work in Central European to Pacific Time Zones.

Benefits:

At Embody and Thesis*, we work in a fun, fast-paced environment that operates by collaborating both remotely and in person when we can. We offer a competitive salary, full health benefits, opportunity for equity and a number of other perks.
 
 

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