Lead Developer - Xamarin at Productive Edge

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Productive Edge is looking for engaged, passionate professionals who are collaborative innovators capable of delivering industry transforming solutions. Gain more than just job experience. Due to our aggressive growth, PE is looking to add a Lead Xamarin Developer to our mobile practice. This role will be responsible for hands-on development and leading teams through successful delivery of iOS, Android, and Hybrid application projects.
As a Lead Xamarin Developer at Productive Edge, you will be a member of an elite performing team delivering cross-platform mobile and IoT solutions to clients. Your days will normally consist of the following activities:

  • Facilitate collaboration sessions with customers to formulate creative and practical solutions to their challenges.
  • Interface and effectively communicate with both business and technical resources.
  • Lead the architecture and development strategy on Xamarin Native and Xamarin.Forms projects.
  • Create highly sophisticated UI that takes into account mobile guidelines for Android, iOS, UWP.
  • Develop, coach, and mentor team members on mobile development, delivery, and consulting best practices.
  • Showcase your versatility across different industry verticals and customer needs, whether creating a large scale. enterprise application, or showing passion to build products for a bustling startup.

Lead Xamarin Developer at Productive Edge would make valuable contributions drawing from the following experience and skills:

  • 2-4 years’ experience delivering sophisticated high-quality Xamarin mobile solutions in a timely manner using Agile techniques, with at least 6 years of development expected.
  • BS or MS Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Technology, or Mathematics is desired.
  • Passionate about mobile technologies and code the right way.
  • Authority level of coding experience in C# and XAML, as well as some practice in Java, Objective-C, or Swift.
  • Deep understanding of multiple SDLC methodologies with an emphasis on Agile.
  • Experience integrating mobile applications with external APIs/web services.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate to business and technical partners.
  • Experience providing the team with constructive feedback regarding estimates activities and process improvements.
  • Exhibited ability to dig into technical problems and be the “squeaky wheel” who can challenge the team to resolve issues in a prompt manner.
  • Strong experience in custom mobile software development with the ability to chip in a technical area outside of the core job function.
  • Experience working with distributed teams in an Agile environment.
  • Ability to promote shared vision crafting and motivating a team to achieve the goal.
  • A natural leader who wants to grow their leadership and strategy skills.
  • An interest and knowledge of the latest industry trends and standards, showing a passion for learning and teaching others on the team.

About Productive Edge

Productive Edge is a Chicago-based leader in digital transformation. As digital business consultants, we focus on digital strategy, customer experience, operations improvement, and product & services enablement. How do we do this? Through launching solutions for Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Intelligent Automation (IA), Internet of Things (IoT), and Cloud Native Solutions. Sounds fun, right? It gets better...and that’s where you come in! 

Productive Edge offers the dynamic opportunity to use your talents in a progressive, highly-collaborative environment that values innovation and creativity. We are a culture that stays on the cusp of today’s developing and emerging technologies. Our passion, ingenuity, and dedication sets us apart from other consultants (as does our modern work atmosphere with fun outings, foosball, stocked fridge and other activities). Because we work with and develop solutions for some of the world’s most exciting brands, we are actively searching for individuals who are ready to change the way the world operates. 

And if that’s not enough, Productive Edge has been featured as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, included in Crain’s Fast 50, and is a regular on Inc. 5000. 

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An Insider's view of Productive Edge

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I like working at Productive Edge because my teammates empower me on a daily basis to do my best, challenge myself and always stay open to learning new things.

Tory

Digital Marketing

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

There is a very special atmosphere for developers at Productive Edge. Technology is constantly changing and in every project, I am challenged to do something – big or small – that I’ve never done before. That atmosphere keeps me motivated in constant learning, which is essential for a good software developer.

Nadezda

Senior Architect

What does career growth look like on your team?

From our interns up through our managing partners, we believe everyone has the opportunity to learn from each other. We run flat where our directors and partners are the front-line working with our team to ensure they are heard and have a clear growth plan in place. Yes, the door is always open.

Tim

Delivery Director

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Productive Edge takes a realistic and practical approach to innovation and growth. This approach makes complex ideas and technology trends accessible and understandable across the organization. PE really inspires our people to push their skills and grow in new ways. It is an exciting organization to be a part of.

Paul

Delivery Director

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've learned the importance of teamwork and communication. At PE, all projects are team-based with a lot of things in motion during each step of the process: from the sales team to the delivery teams to the finance and leadership teams. Having that camaraderie and communication makes a smooth process that works internally as well as for clients.

Kate

Finance Manager

What are Productive Edge Perks + Benefits

Productive Edge Benefits Overview

Work Hard, Play Hard
Celebrate often is our motto. Celebrate the success of others and the work accomplished. From quarterly outings to weekly events, to just hanging around in the office after work, we celebrate with those around us for making our company great.

Community Appreciation
We love to share our passion for technology with others. Learn more about the ways we're empowering our Chicago community and how you can get involved.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
The goal of PE Cares is to share our knowledge of tech with the surrounding community. We also offer various opportunities for our employees to volunteer for causes that are most important to them.
Partners with Nonprofits
Productive Edge partners with various nonprofits such as the UIC Black Tech Scholars, TechGirlz, Lincoln Park Conservancy, and The Birthday Project to name a few.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Productive Edge has a Social Team for coordinating fun around the office as well as our quarterly events. There are also different Special Interest Groups to join!
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
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Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
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Job Training & Conferences
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Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications
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