Sr. Android Developer - GrowIt

Chicago, Illinois, United States · Engineering · FEATURED FULLTIME


GrowIt! is a tech company serving consumers and businesses in the garden space. We built a robust mobile app community with nearly 700,000 members across the U.S. and Canada with a mission to connect, educate, and inspire others to dig plants. It’s a Top 10 Lifestyle app in the Play Store and App store and was listed in Better Homes & Gardens as abest gardening app.’

We also have SaaS product built for partners in the space – garden shops, botanic gardens, flower shows, plant breeders, and plant distributors. The products help businesses learn more about consumer preferences, make better decisions, and increase sales.

We work every day to make our members happy and help businesses reach more people, learn, and sell more plants.


Development – Develop our mobile application project – full lifecycle. Produce high quality code that satisfies both the business functional requirements as well as the non-functional requirements. Work in an agile, BDD environment.

Establishing and driving standards - Drive standards and tools for development initiatives that establish best practices and code guidelines. Participate and contribute to all phases in building new digital products, including programming, defect correction, unit testing, code review, and deployment planning. Test automation is part of your philosophy.

Design – We leverage contractors for big UX and design projects, but we need our in-house developers ready to negotiate design decisions with product owner and other developers at a story or feature level.

Communication – Day-to-day, you’ll work with the head of product, other developers, and business stakeholders. You are an effective communicator so even non-tech folks can understand what you’re up to and how we can all plan accordingly for seamless development, testing, deployment, and implementation.

Leveraging your expertise in Big Data, IoT, Native Cloud, Application Development, Machine Learning and Deep Learning, you will join a product team that is building products that will transform the horticulture industry and improve the way people learn about plants.


Must have skills: Java, Android Studio, Android SDK, Kotlin, and experience with Ruby on Rails or REST API. 5-7 years of professional experience on a product team.

Nice to have skills: experience managing AWS environments, microservice architecture, PostgreSQL, Docker, Linux system administration skills, Circle CI, Fastlane, and experience with 3rd party integration tools and APIs like Mapbox, MailChimp, Estimote, Adjust, Localytics

Experience with consumer facing apps

This is a small product team moving towards shared management responsibilities for the infrastructure and we are implementing a high level of automation


A bachelor’s degree in computer science/engineering or related field or commensurate experience


Ready to own your work

Working knowledge of agile, test-driven or behavior-driven development

Passionate about staying current on trends and best practices in mobile development

Patient, personable, and open-minded individual


We work hard when we’re here and have fun when we aren’t. We don’t want you working weekends. We don’t want you checking in when you’re off. We don’t want you working 10-hour days. When you’re here, we want you delivering great work.

Competitive pay, 401(k) with 2% match, profit sharing, and benefits (medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance and paid time off). We also offer access to supplemented spouse, domestic partner, and dependent medical, dental, and vision insurance.

1871 workshop and mentors for career development; WeWork co-working community and benefits.

Casual dress and a flexible schedule. Come in a sweatshirt, jeans, whatever, like everyone else here. Start at 7, 8, or 9. Leave accordingly.

Creative work environment. We are building a new product and your expertise and creativity are high in-demand.

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