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BrightDrop - Application Development Manager – Mobile

  • Atlanta / Remote / Toronto / WFH_City
  • Engineering
  • Full Time
  • Added
  • JR-000088338


At BrightDrop, we are reshaping e-commerce by developing smarter, greener, and more efficient ways to deliver goods and services to your door, while delivering a brighter future for the cities where we live. We are building an ecosystem of all-electric, zero-emissions delivery solutions – from electric vehicles, to ePallets and software that leverages real-time data to drive intelligent optimizations for e-commerce. To deliver on our mission we are growing fast and building a team, based in Palo Alto, with offices in Atlanta and Detroit, that is customer-focused, agile and passionate about innovating for a more sustainable future.

From engineering to product management and operations, BrightDrop is looking for people who can combine a passion for technology and sustainability with high doses of curiosity and rigorous thinking to deliver a better future.

Backed by General Motors, BrightDrop is striving to improve the communities where we live and deliver a better future for generations to come. We hope you’ll join us.

In this Application Development Manager – Mobile role you will be responsible for managing a team of Android and iOS engineers that develop mobile applications for GM’s new electrified fleet and in-Vehicle experience. We are an innovation first team and need your help to ensure we meet the highest standards. In this new role we need your best creative thinking to create a beautiful and intuitive experience that you are proud of. Come join us and let’s innovate!

What you get to do in this role:

  • Manage distributed team of mobile software engineers

  • Lead organizational improvements by establishing growth and learning paths for individual team members

  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with Product Managers, UX/UI, DevOps, Web, Backend, Embedded teams, to design and develop robust mobile applications/experiences

  • Collect, refine, and prioritize needs from and for the engineering team

  • Build and deploy mobile experiences that will help solve some of the most challenging transportation and logistics problems today

  • Manage the app submission process to multiple App Stores

  • Explore new technologies and enrich our mobile stack

  • Actively participate in technical discussions and deep dives with Architecture group

Additional Description


  • 3+ years of experience managing engineering teams

  • 7+ years of hands-on mobile software development (Swift, Kotlin, Java)

  • Strong knowledge of iOS and Android ecosystems, architecture, languages (Kotlin, Swift), tools

  • Strong practical knowledge of Agile/Scrum methodology

  • Familiarity with 3rd party SDK integration (Maps, BLE, Authentication, IOT)

  •  Git and source control management tools such as Bitbucket, GitHub

  •  BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science/Engineering or related field preferred

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at or call us at 800-865-7580. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.