Senior Front-end Engineer (React & React Native)

Berlin, Germany
Software / Web Development

Join us on our journey to bring sustainable logistics to our cities and reduce the externalities of last-mile delivery.

Palmo automates the dispatching of electric delivery fleets and optimises their routes in real-time. This allows them to reduce costs, deliver more with their existing fleet and ultimately become more competitive compared to traditional van delivery.

We are a small team of experienced builders and, having recently raised our first round of funding, are now looking to build a world-class engineering team. If you care about our mission, are deeply passionate about your work, and want to shape a high-growth startup from day 1, we’d like to talk.

We are headquartered in Berlin and this role requires working on-site for a few days a week with our tight-knit engineering team. We believe that some face-to-face interaction is critical at our early stage and enables us to move faster, but also value the focus and freedom that remote work can offer.


We are looking for an exceptional Front-End & Mobile engineer to lead the development for our NextJS Web App and our React Native-based mobile applications. You'll report directly to the CTO and have ownership and responsibility over key areas of our product and technology. As one of our first colleagues, you will be crucial in shaping Palmo’s success and culture. We are looking for a generalist who is excited at the prospect of mastering new technologies to solve business problems, and will enjoy the thrills of fast-growing early-stage startups.

You will be responsible for the implementation of our end-user-interfaces. Currently, this is the front-end of the AutoPilot, which our clients use to steer their delivery operations, track the actions of our optimisation algorithm, and intervene manually when necessary. But we have a long list of exciting ideas beyond that, which also includes our own app for delivery drivers.

More specifically, your responsibilities will include:

  • Building real-time web applications with NextJS and GraphQL
  • Building React Native applications on iOS and Android devices
  • Be a key part of the product development process and help shape and refine the scope of ideas
  • Continually look for opportunities to improve operational excellence
  • Ensuring the code written is scalable, reusable, and works well across multiple applications inside our repository
  • Coordinating with teams responsible for other layers of the product infrastructure


  • 4+ years of professional experience working with React & React Native
  • 6+ years of professional software development experience
  • Solid understanding of the JavaScript programming language, including ES6+ syntax and the TypeScript superset
  • Experience designing and constructing optimised enterprise-grade systems with hundreds of real-time updates per minute, from the ground up
  • Experience developing frameworks and platform-independent packages
  • Excellent grasp of modern state management libraries (Flux, Redux, Urql / Apollo Client)
  • Testing your code is second nature to you (Jest)
  • Proficient knowledge of GitHub Actions and CI/CD pipelines
  • Big plus: experience working in mobility or logistics

You are:

  • Passionate about solving climate change and excited to contribute to doing so at a fast-paced startup
  • Self-motivated, have a growth mindset and are excited at the prospect of new challenges
  • Highly adaptable and flexible. If you thrive on uncertainty and are looking for a wild ride, you will like it here
  • Thrilled about your work, take ownership and pride yourself on being able to get a lot done and do so at a fast pace
  • A team player with good communication skills is key, as building a product of Palmo’s complexity is a highly collaborative effort
  • Gifted with high attention to detail, as we are building mission-critical infrastructure for our clients, without which they’ll struggle to operate
  • Passionate about software development, new technologies, industry news, etc. — it’s not just your career, it’s your hobby.


  • Use your experience to work on the most important problem of our generation. This is an opportunity to truly make an impact - for our clients, cities and climate
  • Be among the first people in the company, shape Palmo’s trajectory & technical stack from day 1
  • Turbo-charge your career progression and grow with us
  • Competitive salary and very significant equity
Updated: 1 week ago
Job ID: 6497598
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1-10 employees
Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Germany
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