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Mobile Engineer


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Papa’s mission is to support families throughout the aging journey. Every day 11,000 people in the United States turn 65. Loneliness is a disease and Social Determinants of Health have huge impacts on people’s lives. The Papa team and our tens of thousands of Papa Pals are here to provide companionship, support, and care to millions of families. 

Backed by amazing partners, Papa has raised over $30M in funding. Our investors include Canaan, Comcast Ventures, Pivotal Ventures (Melinda Gates’ fund), Initialized Capital, Sound Ventures (Ashton Kutcher’s fund), and YCombinator.

Papa, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We proudly support the ParityPledge® for gender and/or racial parity at the highest levels of business.

About the Role:

Papa is seeking a mobile engineer to join our international engineering team. We're spread out all across the US, Brazil and the Philippines. You'll join a fast-paced team that has the personal freedom and safety to execute with the directive: "Do what's best for the company". You will play a central role in creating and maintaining beautiful designs and user experiences in our mobile apps. You will architecht and implement React Native features with Javascript. All speaking to our Elixir Graphql API. We are data-driven and use metrics and logs to determine impact and what parts need to scale first. Excellent communication skills are required because we are all fully-remote.

The individual in this position is responsible for:

  • Implementing world-class UX and flows within our mobile apps.
  • Improve performance to squeeze every bit of power from mobile devices.
  • Test applications on slowest possible devices - we don't just test on latest iphones.
  • Interact with our GraphQL API to fetch data and cache data on the device where appropriate.
  • Write tests for features that are built in the mobile apps.
  • Leverage CI/CD pipelines and FastLane to automate deploys.
  • Obsess over end-user experience. Measure and improve the experience for our Pals.


  • Minimum of 5 years experience writing Javascript.
  • Minimum of 2 years writing React Native applications.
  • A mindset of 'our code' not 'my code'. At Papa, code belongs to
    everyone, we don’t point fingers at people, we correct the process.
  • Experience speaking with GraphQL APIs.
  • Experience running React Native applications on both iOS and Android.


  • Experience with Animations in React Native.
  • Experience with Geolocation in React Native.
  • Experience with Apollo Client.

Start Date:

  • February 1st or sooner for the right candidate.


  • Remote
    • We do have our offices in Miami!

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Papa is the first and only on-demand assistance service to help seniors with transportation, house needs, technology, and an amazing social experience. With Papa our members can access Papa Pals, our f...
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