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React Native Engineer



Software Engineering
Kiev, Ukraine
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

At Preply, we are unlocking human potential through learning.

We believe learning with a great tutor is life-changing. That’s why we match online tutors from across the globe with learners and empower them to create live language classes with AI-powered tools and learning materials. This is how we deliver progress, create engagement and keep our global community of learners motivated. So far, over 32,000 tutors have given more than 15 million lessons to learners from over 175 countries.

The Preply Engineering Team provides the tools to help unlock human potential through learning.

At Preply, we run hundreds of AB tests, each with specific tracking and analytic requirements. This, along with the wide scope of our product and the sophistication of the tutor/learner interactions, makes for some rewarding challenges. As a member of the app team, you’ll be joining one of the fastest-growing areas of the business with a chance to make a real impact on our learners and tutors. The app team’s mission is to attract new learners from all over the world to Preply, and help them to keep learning over time by making it easy to connect with their tutor and manage their learning path.

Visit our Tech Radar to learn about the technologies we use at Preply!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Develop high-quality, scalable, and reliable features for Preply mobile applications using React Native and launched in our A/B experimentation framework.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including UX designers, product managers, and other engineers, to deliver innovative solutions that empower our learners and educators.
  • Share your knowledge and expertise with the team and continuously learn from others to foster a culture of continuous learning and growth.
  • Embrace a culture of transparency and open communication to build trust and ensure everyone is aligned on goals and objectives.
  • Write clean, maintainable, and efficient code that sets the standard for excellence.
  • Participate in code reviews and ensure code quality to maintain our high standards.
  • Continuously improve software engineering practices and methodologies to stay ahead of the curve and deliver value to our users.
  • Proactively contribute to overall architecture, performance and code quality.

What you need to succeed:

  • 5+ years of experience in mobile application development with at least 2 years of experience in React Native development.
  • Strong proficiency in JavaScript/Typescript and experience with popular React Native libraries (e.g. Reanimated, Apollo Client, Expo, React Navigation).
  • A commitment to excellence and a desire to deliver innovative solutions that empower our learners and educators.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to debug complex issues.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver results.
  • Experience with agile software development methodologies to help us move fast and deliver value.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to deliver high-quality work on time.
  • Experience writing unit and e2e tests

Why you’ll love it at Preply:

  • An open, collaborative, dynamic and diverse culture;
  • A generous monthly allowance for lessons on Preply.com, Learning & Development budget and time off for your self-development;
  • A competitive financial package with equity, leave allowance and health insurance;
  • Access to free mental health support platforms;
  • The opportunity to unlock the potential of learners and tutors through language learning and teaching in 175 countries (and counting!).

Our Principles

  • Care to change the world - We are passionate about our work and care deeply about its impact to be life changing.
  • We do it for learners - For both Preply and tutors, learners are why we do what we do. Every day we focus on empowering tutors to deliver an exceptional learning experience.
  • Keep perfecting - To create an outstanding customer experience, we focus on simplicity, smoothness, and enjoyment, continually perfecting it as every detail matters.
  • Now is the time - In a fast-paced world, it matters how quickly we act. Now is the time to make great things happen.
  • Disciplined execution - What makes us disciplined is the excellence in our execution. We set clear goals, focus on what matters, and utilize our resources efficiently.
  • Dive deep - We leverage business acumen and curiosity to investigate disparities between numbers and stories, unlocking meaningful insights to guide our decisions.
  • Growth mindset - We proactively seek growth opportunities and believe today's best performance becomes tomorrow's starting point. We humbly embrace feedback and learn from setbacks.
  • Raise the bar - We raise our performance standards continuously, alongside each new hire and promotion. We build diverse and high-performing teams that can make a real difference.
  • Challenge, disagree and commit - We value open and candid communication, even when we don’t fully agree. We speak our minds, challenge when necessary, and fully commit to decisions once made.
  • One Preply - We prioritize collaboration, inclusion, and the success of our team over personal ambitions. Together, we support and celebrate each other's progress.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Preply is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds can thrive. Different opinions and viewpoints are key ingredients in our success as a multicultural Ed-Tech company.

Preply will consider all applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or veteran status. Together, we are The World Class.