Cantina: Principal Mobile Engineer

What are you about?

You’re an established technical leader who still writes code every day. You have deep expertise in iOS, Android or React Native, but you thrive on variety. You’re eager to work in emerging technologies like AR, VR and artificial intelligence. You enjoy solving challenging problems alongside smart coworkers. You’re a pragmatic expert and an inspiring teacher with a reputation for making those around you successful. We are looking for iOS and Android architects who can design and implement software systems that reach beyond phones and tablets.

What we’re about: 

Cantina is an award-winning strategic design and development agency based in Boston with expertise in digital design, mobile app and web development, IoT, connected devices, and experience strategy. We work with companies in all major industry sectors ranging from the Fortune 500 to high growth startups. Our clients include some of the largest and most innovative companies on the planet, and we are actively exploring and doing work in a variety of exciting areas including health & wellness, financial services, sports tech, AR & VR, and machine learning. At our core, we are team of creators, innovators, builders, designers, engineers, and strategists who love what we do. We are committed to designing and building experiences that truly matter, and that enhance the human experience. If you are excited about this opportunity, and you’ve got what it takes to make an impact in this critical role at Cantina, we want to hear from you!

Must-have experience

  • 10+ years in software development
  • 8+ years in native mobile development  
  • 2+ years in team leadership roles
  • Ready and willing to ramp up on the “right tool for the right job”
  • A passion for user-centered thinking and collaborative work
  • Thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced startup environment 
  • Willingness and ability to travel to our client sites

Nice-to-have experience

  • Bluetooth / connected product development
  • Functional Reactive Programming
  • Open source contributions    
  • Backend and web services development
  • Consulting / agency
  • Conference speaking engagements


  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Eligible for target bonus of up to 20% of base salary

Benefits and perks

  • 100% employer-paid insurance premiums for health, dental, vision and disability
  • Optional company-paid mobile phone plan
  • Company-paid bike share program
  • Flexible work arrangements (such as work from home days) available upon request
  • Paid parental leave for up to six (6) weeks
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer match
  • Vacation time accrued to twenty (20) days per year
  • Convenient downtown Boston location
  • Snacks, refreshments, coffee, tea and more in the office