Join our Global Adventure, work from home

DO YOUR BEST WORK, BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD

Searching for a Capable, Experienced Front End Developer (with back-end competence) to help us scale our recently-launched 4.7 star iOS/ Android Mobile App to the World

RealLife is an international social education startup dedicated to helping English learners make learning an epic global adventure.

RLE Team

That's us at a company retreat last year (We have more than doubled since then)!

The Opportunity 

You will join our 100% remote English speaking team as the 2nd developer, and 19th member of a fast-growing, mission-driven organization. You will have the opportunity to help grow (and grow with) the company, making a real impact.  

Our app is brand new (MVP), but we're off to a promising start with more than 80,000 installs since our mid-May launch.   Apart from the app, RealLife is also a thriving business with all the pillars for success, including: 

  • Well-established channels w/ a global audience of millions (Our Learn English w/ TV Series  Youtube channel has 4.7 million subs/ 5 million monthly views)
  • A compelling brand with one of the most innovative approaches on the market
  • Several thousand customers for our pre-existing courses (like Fluent with Friends)

Primary Skills (must-have)

Senior-level Front End skills in at least one framework:  

  • Flutter or React Native skills are a big plus, but not necessary
  • Also open to: Quasar, Onsen UI, Native Script, Xamarin, Cordova
  • With certain exceptions (strong skills and quick learning), even non-mobile frameworks are welcome: Vue JS, Reach, Angular JS, or others

Competent Back End ability (most of the role will be front end, but there will be some backend tasks)

  • Go skills are a big plus, but not necessary
  • Also open to: PHP, Java, NodeJS, Python, Ruby, .Net, potentially others

English:

  • At least intermediate level in all areas (speaking, listening, writing, reading)
  • The ability to communicate and get the job done in real world English 

Education:  

  • Nice-to-Have: University Degree in Computer Science, or related field,
  • Must-have: at least a solid theoretical vision for Computer Programming, as well as innovative new technologies
  • Nice-to-Have: Entrepreneurial Experience

What You'll Learn 

  • You will be at the heart of front-end mobile development, guided by our experienced full-stack CTO (who built the app himself)
  • You will learn exciting new and upcoming technologies that we’re constantly integrating (in use now, and future directions)
  • You will have an important voice in the product vision (we have a small cross-functional team)
  • You will be immersed in an English speaking company, culture, and product experience, receiving ample support and guidance for your fluency (Founded in Brazil by American English teachers, we're an English speaking team distributed across S. American and Europe)
  • You’ll join us in our practice of Scrum, and OKRs (Objectives & Key Results): a goal-setting and tracking framework used by Google, Amazon, Spotify, and many more (more on OKRs) 

Our Tech

  • Front: Flutter

  • Back: NodeJS, Go, PostgreSQL (cockroachdb)

  • DevOps: Docker, Kubernetes, Buildkite

  • Also: Microservices, WebRTC, GraphQL, Websockets (Nats.io) 

About the App

The RealLife English App helps learners confidently understand fast-speaking natives, speak with anyone, and connect with the world. To this purpose, we've started with 2 core features that our users are loving: 

  • The Global Speak, which connects English learners with other English learners, from around the world, to practice their English (video chat) while discovering new friends across cultures, without needing a teacher. 
  • Podcast lessons from the world-famous RealLife English Podcast (500k downloads/ mo), complete with digital transcripts, flashcards (soon to be released) and other learning tools in development.

A Few Reviews (there are many more)

App Review 3
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App 5
Apple Review

More About You

  • You successfully work in a distributed (remote) arrangement, collaborating with the Product Team in daily meetings 
  • You will need to be able to produce autonomously, without micromanagement, researching and solving challenges
  • Ability to work around 40 hours a week (sometimes more), on a primarily Monday - Friday Schedule. 

Cultural Competencies

  • High Integrity: You’re ethical, transparent, do what you say you will do 
  • Proactive: You own your work, act without being told what to do, bring new ideas, and pride yourself in going above and beyond what is expected
  • Communicative: Prompt and clear communication, able to take and give honest feedback with a high degree of emotional intelligence
  • You strive to be the best version of yourself: You cultivate optimal habits in your personal and professional life to show up at your best every day and consistently improve
  • Voracious Learner: Extremely curious and passionate about stretching the mind and acquiring new knowledge and skills

Core Benefits 

  • Work from Home
  • Competitive Compensation 
    • You join our team as an independent contracted worker  
  • English Speaking Team Immersion with Full Support in Your Learning
  • 22 Business Days Paid Time Off (Holidays and Vacation)
  • Immersive week-long company retreats in exotic locations (semi-annual) 
  • A truly exceptional team and company culture (learn more about who we are)

Learn More How the App Works

This is a walk-through of the app conducted by Leandro, our UX Designer, who designed the experience!