Black Spectacles
Chicago, IL
Remote

Mobile App Developer (iOS and Android) - Remote at Black Spectacles

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Want to help make the world a safer, more sustainable and more creative place? It may sound like a lofty goal, but that’s exactly what we’re doing at Black Spectacles. Our platform attracts architects around the world who want to push the limits of their industry. Our content — which includes podcasts, design tutorials and exam prep — helps architects keep pace with emerging technologies and software so they can do their best work.

Black Spectacles is Chicago-based with a fully remote staff. We are a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company and ranked #11 in Education on the INC. 5000 America’s Fastest Growing Company List in 2019. To keep that momentum going strong, we’re expanding our team of enthusiastic go-getters. We’re on the hunt for an App Developer who is eager to expand their career while helping us expand our capabilities.

Your work will include building, maintaining and enhancing an iOS and Android app for our site. You’ll be creatively building our apps from scratch and working alongside the design, development and product teams. Once you build our new apps, you will be working with our product team to continually expand this new component of our business.

Requirements

  • You have 3-5 years experience in app development and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field. Equivalent work experience may be in place of a degree.
  • You are an analytical thinker who is able to accurately estimate project timelines while maintaining a strong focus on quality of work.
  • You're able to adapt to external factors as they arise and take the lead with a positive outlook towards getting things done.
  • You're also a self-starter who is not afraid to ask questions and is always open to constructive criticism.
  • Must be able to travel to Chicago for quarterly team meetings

Required skills:

  • Java
  • Swift
  • SQLite
  • Git
  • Building and working with APIs
  • Basic knowledge in MySQL and PHP

Additional experience integrating with database management, CMS/Back-End framework (ExpressionEngine), local app caching, and offline capabilities is a plus.

No Visa sponsorship available for this position.

Benefits

  • 'Work from wherever' policy
  • Unlimited Vacation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield health, dental, vision, short-term / long-term disability and life insurance
  • Flexible Savings Accounts and Health Savings Accounts
  • 401k with Employer match
  • Profit sharing program
  • Employee referral program
  • Commuter pre-tax program
  • Frequent team events & quarterly social gatherings

Black Spectacles is an equal opportunity employer.

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Where we are

To ensure the safety and comfort of our employees, we are all working from home right now. Our pets are our new Office Managers.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • IntercomCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Adobe CampaignLead Gen
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What are Black Spectacles Perks + Benefits

Black Spectacles Benefits Overview

At Black Spectacles we put a lot of stock in taking care of each other and ourselves. We subscribe to “work hard, play hard,” and our benefits package reflects that. You’ll get unlimited vacation, profit sharing and performance bonuses, team weekly lunch, company outings and more. We have implemented a "Work From Wherever" policy indefinitely and have been staying connected with virtual workouts and a weekly "Quarantini" happy hour.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Black Spectacles works 9 hour days Monday - Thursday, so we can have half days on Fridays!
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Black Spectacles

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Long running inside jokes meets heavy GIF usage meets a variety of nerdy hobbies.

Elaine

Director of Customer Success

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Sales and Marketing are always in sync with messaging to our customers, both for B2B and B2C initiatives. One of our core values is "world class or not at all." We've found that this overarching theme helps steer everyone on the team towards the same goal: a world class customer experience during the buying process and the customer journey.

AJ

Sales Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

To be successful on the team, one must assimilate themselves into the team already in place. Our entire team is adaptable and eager to learn. Age does not matter as long as one can learn new skills, provide new ideas, and different points of view. Lastly, supporting each other and giving everyone respect is essential to the team's success.

RJ

Community Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

For about a year now, we’ve been having all of our employees engage in our quarterly and annual planning process. This process helps decide which projects we work on. We have breakout sessions where smaller groups brainstorm ideas and bring it back to the larger group. Then we have a voting system that really makes it interactive and fun.

Greg

Director of Product

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

In a word, our work-life balance is “healthy.” Working beyond a 40-hour week is not expected, nor is it a regular occurrence. But, every single person here is an A-player and will work to produce world class results. We encourage everyone to lead physically and emotionally healthy lifestyles, and we genuinely care about each other’s personal lives.

Vic

Technology Manager

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DevOps Engineer - Remote

Black Spectacles
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Are you known for your ability to execute with a high degree of expediency and accuracy? Are you a direct and analytical person adept at working independently? Want to help make the world a safer, more sustainable and more creative place? If so, Black Spectacles’ DevOps Engineer role may be the perfect opportunity for you to grow in your career!

Account Manager - Remote

Black Spectacles
Chicago
2 days ago
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Our platform attracts architects around the world who want to push the limits of their industry. Our content — which includes podcasts, design tutorials and exam prep — helps architects keep pace with emerging technologies and software so they can do their best work.

HR Generalist - Remote

Black Spectacles
Chicago
2 days ago
+39
Do you thrive in a warm and positive environment where there is a clearly defined process and your role requires someone with a friendly and approachable style? Are you naturally efficient and able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining high standards for accuracy and follow through? Want to help make the world a safer, more sustainable and more creative place? If so, Black Spectacles’ HR Generalist role may be the perfect

QA Engineer - Remote

Black Spectacles
Chicago
2 days ago
+39
Own the quality of our products as we plan, design, build, test, release and measure releases. Test all front and back end features/changes to our products, including analyzing features and stories to come up with test scenarios to ensure proper functionality. Provide 2nd level support for all customer reported issues, such as triage and analysis, and reporting them in our defect tracking software (JIRA). Ensure customer satisfaction is kept high as a result of minimal errors or issues with our products.

Account Executive - Remote

Black Spectacles
Chicago
2 days ago
+39
Your work will include prospecting for new business, closing new business, on-boarding new clients and retaining those clients. Set up and execute new business prospecting campaigns. Work leads from the early stages of the sales cycle through signing the contract. Manage a book of business, including renewal management and upsell campaigns. Work with marketing team to develop content to be used in prospecting campaign. Work with product team to make improvements to technical aspect of the tools used by the sales team.

Licensed Architect - ARE Workshop Instructor

Black Spectacles
Chicago
2 weeks ago
+39
This position involves leading aspiring architects through the ARE 5.0 exams via virtual study groups. Black Spectacles will provide training and a syllabus for you and we'll match you with a group of committed aspiring architects who are in search of a structured approach to prepare for the ARE. You'll then set, prepare for, and lead online meetings for each exam. You'll serve as the main point of contact for your group members, and work closely with Black Spectacles to help guide and evolve the direction of the program.