30+ days ago



The Economist is looking for a Mobile Engineer to join our flagship mobile app engineering team. 


We are investing in our mobile app experience as an essential window into our outstanding content, text and audio. We’re growing our engineering team to help our users find and read more of our content, to keep coming back and to increase customer loyalty. 


You’ll work in an agile environment, releasing quickly and often to the app stores to ensure quick feedback loops around the success or not of our features and experiments. 


This is the time to be joining a profitable, responsible business with a brand and culture that you can be proud of and with every opportunity to deliver success for the Group and yourself. 


This role is available in our central Birmingham office, just a 5 min walk from New Street Station and 1 min walk from Snow Hill Station.


We offer flexible working and have systems in place to ensure working remotely when the need arises. However during the current Covid-19 situation, we are all remote, the intention is that when we are ready we will move back to spending more time in the office than not.

How you will contribute: 

  • Report to the Engineering Manager of the mobile team
  • Work with our designers and product owners in our product organisation to create a seamless user experience
  • Work on the team that is essential to growing and retaining our subscriber base
  • Work on a React Native application while going native on iOS/Android when required
  • Bring features from specification to production
  • Work with teammates to produce high-quality solutions


The ideal skills for the role are:

  • Strong commercial experience in mobile development, you have worked in either Android, iOS or React Native
  • A love of mobile user interface best practices and an understanding of the impact it has on customers interactions with products
  • Experience writing automated test
  • You’ll value well-thought-out and straightforward solutions to problems
  • Mentorship experience, you’ll have been seen as a go-to person in your last role
  • Good technical project management skills, taking a set of requirements, breaking the work down, and communicating requirements is second nature

Please consider applying even if you don’t think you tick everything below.


We are committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. The Economist was founded in 1843 to make the world a better place through better education, open borders, open markets and diversity; our software is one way that we do that.