iOS Engineer

Engineering Platform Remote, United States


Description

About Your team

Our tight-knit and collaborative mobile apps team has a strong user focus and cares a great deal about high-quality software. We value colleagues who are helpful, respectful, communicate openly, and are always willing to do what’s best for our users. We spend time each week listening and responding to customer feedback to make sure we’re delivering useful, timely improvements. The team is broadly distributed across the US and constantly encourages each other to deliver work that instills pride and fulfillment


About the Job

We are looking for an experienced and capable iOS developer to help grow our existing app and support libraries, written entirely in Swift. The Software Engineer will be routinely implementing features, fixing bugs, performing maintenance, and troubleshooting problems within the codebase. Most changes you make will be accompanied by unit tests to confirm their desired behavior. Software Engineers will submit code for review by their peers in the form of pull requests, and will regularly review code by their peers.


Job Details

In a normal week, you might:

  • Develop a new feature from a user story using Swift
  • Collaborate with product managers to define clear requirements, deliverables, and milestones
  • Team up with the Android squad to encourage app parity and leverage experience
  • Review a pull request from a coworker and pair on a tricky problem
  • Provide a consistent and reliable estimate to assess risk for a project manager
  • Learn about a new technology and present it to the team
  • Identify opportunities to improve our apps through research and proof of concepts
  • Work iteratively with UX designers to create user-centric solutions
  • Help QA and troubleshoot a pesky production problem and push up a hotfix
  • Participate in agile process and scrum ceremonies

Why you'll love working on our team:

  • You'll be working for a company that embraces and pursues new technology
  • You'll be working with a leadership team that trusts and engages its employees
  • We believe in giving developers the tools and hardware that they need to do their job
  • Competitive salary with full benefits (health/dental/vision insurance and 401k)

About You

What we like to see for anyone joining the iOS team:

  • Deep knowledge of Swift
  • Deep knowledge of UIKit and Auto Layout – a love/hate relationship with Auto Layout is completely acceptable and, honestly, expected of any adequately experienced candidate :-)
  • Proficiency with Core Data
  • Experience with unit testing
  • Strong drive to experiment, learn and improve your skills
  • Respect for the craft – you write self-documenting code with modern techniques
  • Great written communication skills – we do a lot of work asynchronously in Slack and Google Docs
  • Empathy for our users – a willingness to spend time understanding their needs and difficulties is central to the team
  • Desire to be part of a compact, fun, and hard-working team


Not required, but for bonus points:

  • Formal education in computer science
  • Experience working in a distributed team
  • Contribute to open source projects
  • Knack for benchmarking and optimization
  • Know your way around concurrency/multithreading code
  • Experience with building (server-side) and consuming (client-side) RESTful JSON APIs
  • Familiar with the competitive landscape for learning and self-improvement apps
  • Background in synchronizing information across devices with support for offline functionality

For EXTRA bonus points:

  • Interest in emoji
  • Masterful use of GIFs
  • Deep love of tacos

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2+ years of professional iOS development (or equivalent) experience
  • 1+ year experience of working in an agile environment
  • Experience in developing, submitting, and releasing mobile apps on the App Store (preferably with at least one still available for download)
  • Ability to work in a self-driven, autonomous fashion

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