Senior React Native Developer


We invest in people who can see the future & who work hard to achieve it. SovTech has a young, dynamic, and fast-growing team. We’re only looking for outstanding people – those unique individuals who are brilliant, are always happy to help, socialize, get involved, work hard, and enjoy what they do! We have a continuous learning culture that allows our people to grow and develop in the opportunities across our various teams.

About SovTech:

We design, build, deploy and maintain innovative custom software that allows our clients to start, run and grow world-class businesses. Our teams are globally distributed so we have adopted a Fluid approach to remote vs office-based work, encouraging freedom, fluidity of working location, collaboration & exploration. At SovTech, teams define their remote days to encourage collaboration & knowledge sharing whilst still creating the flexibility of remote working.

Our Company Values (The SovTech Spex):

#Smile #Adapt #Results #Tech #Innovate #Partnership #Sorted #Worldclass #Blitz #GiveASh*t

About the Role:

  • Possess a passion for pushing mobile technologies to the limits.
  • Architect complex applications to allow for complex implementations where collaboration with 3rd parties is required.
  • Design, build and maintain the next generation of our mobile applications.
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency.
  • Deep understanding of and belief in Test Driven Development.
  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability. Set up and maintenance of the technical infrastructure.
  • Build pixel-perfect, buttery smooth UIs across both mobile platforms.
  • Leverage native APIs for deep integrations with both platforms.
  • Diagnose and fix bugs and performance bottlenecks for performance that feels native.
  • Reach out to the open-source community to encourage and help implement mission-critical software fixes—React Native moves fast and often breaks things.
  • Work within the frameworks of agile (SCRUM) methodologies

What we are looking for:

  • We are looking for a Senior React Native developer interested in building scalable, performant mobile apps on both the iOS and Android platforms. You will have a passion for mobile application development and a keen interest in the paradigms and design principles that make each platform unique. You will be responsible for collaborating, architecting and building these applications, as well as coordinating with the teams responsible for other layers of the product infrastructure. Building a product is a highly collaborative effort, and as such, a strong team player with a commitment to perfection is required.

What Tech would you be working with?

  • React 

What we can tell you about our culture:

Have a look through our Careers page: Join Our Team, Help Build The Future. Become part of the team that is changing the way businesses across the world build software.

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Job requirements


Solid understanding of the full mobile development life cycle

Firm grasp of the JavaScript and TypeScript languages and their nuances, including ES6+ syntax

Knowledge of functional and object-oriented programming

Ability to write well-documented, clean JavaScript/TypeScript code

Rock-solid at working with third-party dependencies and debugging dependency conflicts

Familiarity with native build tools, like XCode, Gradle, Android Studio

Ability to write native code for specific platforms

Experience with offline storage, threading, and performance tuning.

Understanding of REST APIs, the document request model, and offline storage

Experiences with automated testing suites, like Jest or Mocha

Familiarity with CI/CD, git workflows, and ways of working

Qualifications & Experience:

Matric with extensive, relevant, and demonstrable job-related experience in mobile application development - (essential)

Degree in information systems / B.Sc computer science / B.Eng (or similar) - (preferred)

5-8 years experience in general software development.

3-5 years experience in a senior developer role with specific exposure to mentoring and coaching a team of developers - (essential).

Exposure to and an understanding of corporate, retail, customer interfacing environment in a similar role (non-sector specific) - (essential).

Key competencies and work ethic:

Self-motivated and drive with strong integrity - take accountability for actions and mistakes.

Independent problem solver and analytical thinker

Collaborative partnering – build relationships both internally and externally. Open, honest and direct, is comfortable in giving and receiving constructive feedback. Think and act independently as well as collaboratively.

Operational efficiency, – someone who can spread themselves across multiple tasks simultaneously by working smartly, efficiently, and effectively. Diligently staying on top of the details and understanding how they fit into the big picture.

Adapting and responding to change - delivering results and meeting customer expectations.

Team mentorship and coaching – a positive technical expert and coach who serves the team and shows an appreciation for the development of team skills.

Time management - ability to prioritize a high volume of projects simultaneously in a fast-paced unpredictable environment. Identify the urgent & important tasks and priorities to ensure delivery to the client and other stakeholders.

Innovative and solution-orientated – creating and applying sound judgment and the ability to generate solutions that serve the flow of work and meeting deadlines. Eye for visual design and utility

Exceptional communication - approachable, adopt a range of communication styles to facilitate successful outcomes within the team and cross-functionally in a matrix structure. Technology expert, technical skills, and ongoing growth and learning mindset

SovTech is a leading software design and development company offering game-changing innovations to enterprise businesses across the globe. We collaborate closely with our clients to create custom solutions that help achieve their business goals and optimise opportunities. Made up of an expert team of elite engineers, designers, coders and industry specialists; we deliver world class technology and service that empowers our clients, giving them a global competitive edge. Clients: Blue chip companies | Consultants | Startups | Public Sector | Digital Disruptors Tech: Artificial Intelligence | Machine Learning | Blockchain | Cryptocurrencies | Mobile Apps | Web Apps | Enterprise Apps | IOT Business Software. Sorted.™