React Native Developer
Full Time
Software Engineering

Get the chance to build something new and make our mobile app platform one of the most exciting places for content in the world!


Ascent is proud to be working with our customer, Immediate Media to find a skilled React Native Developer, where you’ll have a big impact in building their mobile app platform.


Immediate is the special interest content and platform company. Our fast-growing, multi-platform media business is home to over 1,000 people across eight divisions. We own and operate some of the best-loved brands in the UK. And we only focus on special interest markets, engaging over 75million global passionate consumers each month, offering them world-class content and innovative new products and services. Immediate was named the UK’s Best Place to Work by Glassdoor in 2022, and number 1 in Media and Publishing.


About the role

You will be working on a greenfield project to build out our mobile app platform. You will be building both iOS and Android apps on top of our existing headless services, for a range of well-known brands.

Reporting to the Head of Mobile, the React Native Developer will be expected to develop, maintain, and add new brands to the platform in line with business and technology objectives.


What you’ll do

  • Develop and test new user-facing features, and support existing ones, across multiple browsers, platforms, and devices
  • Build reusable code, components, and libraries for future use
  • Optimise pages, code, and assets for maximum speed and scalability against an agreed performance budget
  • Working within the wider department to develop our standards, best practices, and guidelines. Ensure these are understood and adhered to by our teams
  • Use testing frameworks to ensure automated test coverage for platform functionality
  • Write and improve technical documentation when necessary
  • Participate in all Agile planning meetings and stand-ups


Skills and experience

Your skills and experience should include:

  • JavaScript ES6+
  • React Native
  • Integrating first and third party services including REST APIs and analytics
  • Unit testing
  • Understanding of the key differences between native platforms
  • Git and NPM/Yarn to manage your work and dependencies

We work in an agile way, so being effective at team collaboration and being happy working in cross-functional teams is a big plus for us. These experiences would also be very valuable if you have them:

  • Working with a design system/component library
  • Using JavaScript and React in the browser
  • Hands-on experience working with native modules on iOS and/or Android
  • Automated testing, e.g. end-to-end tests
  • Bitrise


Immediate Media – working here with Ascent

We believe in a good work-life balance and offer a great working environment including:

  • Fortnightly Development Day
  • Skilled teams with strong collaboration and mentoring attitude
  • Training and in-house workshops
  • Your choice of operating system (Windows or Mac) and development environment
  • Social Events including summer and Christmas parties
  • Casual dress, friendly people within a relaxed atmosphere
  • Immediate Community webinars including Yoga, exercise, cooking classes and so much more!
  • A progressive and transparent culture with clear career progression
  • We’re working hybrid or remote to suit you, with offices in Sofia and Plovdiv.


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Why join Ascent?

We’re fast becoming a leading European digital transformation business.

Joining Ascent means you’ll be involved in delivering exciting technology projects for leading global brands. You’ll be part of a growing team of super-talented people who are actively choosing to join us on our journey rather than working in big corporates.

Your voice matters at Ascent. We are always keen to hear your opinions and those ideas that come to you at 3am (some of them are definitely as good as they seemed at the time). You’ll develop your talent through our internal Academy, providing a wide range of personal development, up-skilling and cross-skilling opportunities.

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Career Progression


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