Mobile Developer

| Greater Denver Area

Company Description

Zen Planner serves over 7,000 businesses in the boutique fitness, yoga, martial arts and affiliate gym space, providing business owners everything needed to run a successful gym, school or studio. Zen Planner was acquired by Daxko in 2017 and our best-in-class software is backed by a team of nearly 100 likeminded fitness fanatics, outdoors enthusiasts and techies. In 2019, we also added SugarWOD, the leading mobile workout tracker and community hub for CrossFitters everywhere, to the Daxko family of brands.

Job Description

As a member of our product development team, you will contribute to the entire life-cycle of new features and improve existing capabilities and infrastructure for the newest addition to our family of brands - SugarWOD. You will use your extensive knowledge of mobile technologies (iOS and/or Android) to improve the SugarWOD athlete and coach apps. SugarWOD is a mobile-first product, and delighting our app users is a must!

We are located in Highlands Ranch, CO and Boulder, CO - but you don’t have to be. We make heavy use of online tools including Slack, DropBox, and GitHub to collaborate. We are open to local or remote team members.

A typical week

You will work on features in all phases of their “life-cycle”:

  • You’ll brainstorm with our team to conceptualize new features
  • You’ll collaborate to build new features for our large-and-growing user base
  • You’ll learn about new web technologies and discuss potential solutions to problems
  • You’ll help our skilled support team triage bugs and troubleshoot production issues

Our technologies

  • Infrastructure – AWS, Heroku, mLab, Algolia,,, GitHub
  • Back end –MongoDB, Node, Express, Javascript
  • Mobile – Objective-C (iOS), Java (Android), CocoaPods, Gradle, and many other open source components.


  • 3+ years of experience writing Objective-C or Java
  • Expertise in building complex layouts with AutoLayout and XML
  • Experience building and debugging complex systems in a team environment
  • Experience with modern mobile technologies and architectures
  • Strong UX and design sensibilities, and a desire to get the details “just right”
  • An ability to collaborate closely with team members to provide creative solutions to unique problems.
  • Strong attention to detail, organization, time-management, and planning skills and the ability to self-manage tasks.
  • An understanding that what we do helps small business, gyms and online fitness communities serve their membership. We are helping the world get fitter.

Bonus points

  • Academic background in computer science (BSc or MSc)
  • Experience investigating and improving JavaScript performance
  • Experience in small start­up environments
  • Experience designing web sites or applications

Additional Information

Zen Planner has received several recognitions for its incredible culture, including Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work five years in a row, Top 100 Digital Companies in Colorado and Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, to name a few.

We truly care for our team members, and this is reflected in our offices, benefits, and great perks. Some of our favorites include:

  • Flexible paid time off 
  • Affordable health insurance options
  • Monthly fitness reimbursement
  • 401(k) matching
  • Casual work environment
  • Plenty of free food and caffeine

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • BootstrapLibraries
    • webpackLibraries
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Spring BootFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • SalesforceCRM


We are located in the Highlands Ranch Town Center with many restaurant and shopping options! It is adjacent to the Civic Green amphitheater & library.

What are Zen Planner Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Acme employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $7500 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 8 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 2 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Eligible employees get 20 days of paid sabbatical after their first 5 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Zen Planner reimburses its team members up to $75 per month for monthly dues or fitness class fees.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

$75 per month fitness reimbursement. 4-week paid sabbatical program. Onsite fitness room with free weekly yoga classes (taught by our very own team members!). Friday team lunch, fresh fruit and healthy snacks available (along with the occasional doughnut run).

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