iOS Software Engineer

Washington, DC
Nov 01, 2022
Jan 26, 2023
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post is looking for an iOS Engineer to support our flagship apps engineering team. Under general supervision, you will perform technical analysis, design and development or enhancement of native iOS apps (written in Swift) and play an integral role in helping deliver increasingly smarter mobile apps to our users. You will participate in all facets of the agile development process and will have the opportunity to contribute to products that will be used by millions of people. We are looking for someone with serious iOS & Swift skills, strong interest in all things mobile, and a passion for delivering high-quality, rock-solid applications.

  • You want to help bring our award-winning journalism to people every day.
  • You are passionate about delivering high-quality products.
  • You have opinions about leveraging the latest technology from Apple and other solution providers to enhance the news-reading experience.
  • You enjoy collaborating with colleagues across disciplines to solve problems and deliver new functionality.
  • You have opinions about what makes for a good native app experience.
  • You enjoy breaking down complicated problems into distinct workable pieces.

  • Design and develop advanced applications for iOS and other Apple platforms
  • Build a deep understanding of our use of Apple platform technologies
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define API contracts, design and ship new features.
  • Design high-level mobile solutions to meet product requirements and following established development methodologies and standards.
  • Understand the complexities of and help integrate different third-party SDKs
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and solve complex problems
  • Participate in agile software development practices and peer/code reviews.
  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability and general reliability
  • Stay on top of latest technologies/ mobile trends and recommend appropriate design solutions.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, engineering or related technical field or equivalent experience.
  • Strong grasp of Computer Science fundamentals
  • Strong analytical, evaluation and problem-solving skills
  • 2+ years of experience with the iOS SDK required; prior experience in a similar role preferred.
  • High level of proficiency in Swift with an understanding of code optimization and application performance. Some experience with Objective-C is a plus
  • Experience working on and releasing one or more iOS apps in the Apple App Store
  • Experience developing watchOS, tvOS, or macOS apps is a plus
  • Experience with CocoaPods is a plus
  • Familiarity with testing frameworks for iOS apps such as XCTest, XCUITest, OCMock, etc
  • Familiarity with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment with iOS apps
  • Additional knowledge of RESTful services and other server-side principles is a plus
  • Solid understanding of Version Control principles, preferably using Git and Pull Requests
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and collaboration skills

Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development programs

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?