Software Engineer- IOS at Babylist
Title: Software Engineer- IOS
Location: United States
Who We Are
Babylist is the leading vertical marketplace and commerce destination for baby, driving purchase decisions for more than 8 million people each year. Utilizing robust proprietary data, patented technology, and unbiased editorial guidance, Babylist recommends expert-tested products to those starting their parenting journey so loved ones can offer their support. Babylist registries connect new parents and their community of family and friends who help plan, prepare, and shop for a child’s arrival. Babylist is the generational brand in baby, leading the $67 billion baby products market as the trusted go-to solution for growing families. To learn about Babylist’s registry options, editorial content, and more, visit www.babylist.com.
Our Ways of Working
We’re a remote-first company with team members located across the United States spanning multiple time zones. We know how valuable the flexibility of remote work is for our employees so people can get the work done in the way that suits them best. With rare exception, our employees generally work 9-5 in their home time zone.
We also know that personal connection is the foundation for the great work we do together. In order to build community and collaboration, we gather in person two times a year at a full company offsite and a departmental offsite. These offsites are expected of employees and are great opportunities to meet the people you work with every day and to do some of the work that is much more difficult to do virtually.
Our Tech Stack
- Ruby on Rails
- Native iOS and Android
What the Role Is
Babylist is looking for an iOS Engineer to join our growing mobile team. As an iOS Engineer, you will be an integral part of shaping and enhancing the core user experience for our customers as they build and manage their baby registries. Our platform aims to provide parents-to-be with a carefully curated selection of baby essentials, personalized recommendations, and a seamless registry experience. Collaborating closely with designers, product managers, and senior developers, you will contribute to building the foundation of our business. Your role will be vital in ensuring that our iOS app, which is used by millions of users, delivers a user-friendly, efficient, and effective solution to assist parents in preparing for the arrival of their new baby.
Who You Are
- You have a strong understanding of software development principles, capabilities, and limitations of the iOS platform. You are well-versed in the intricacies of iOS development and can navigate its unique features and constraints
- You have proven experience in iOS app development using Swift and Objective-C. You are comfortable working with Swift and Objective-C and have a deep understanding of its syntax, features, and best practices
- You are familiar with Foundation, UIKit, CoreAnimation, Auto Layout, MVC and other foundational Apple frameworks and patterns. You have hands-on experience with Interface Builder and building user interfaces in code
- You have a passion for building consumer-facing products or e-commerce solutions. You understand the importance of delivering an exceptional user experience and are motivated to create engaging and intuitive iOS apps for our users
- You are familiar with iOS frameworks, architecture, and design patterns. You have hands-on experience working with popular iOS frameworks and are knowledgeable about architectural patterns like MVC. You can leverage these tools and patterns to build scalable and maintainable iOS applications
What You’ll Do:
- Design, develop, and maintain the Babylist iOS app, taking ownership of the entire development lifecycle. You will be responsible for implementing new features and functionality, ensuring a seamless and delightful user experience
- Optimize app performance to deliver fast and responsive user experiences. You will identify areas for improvement, optimize code, and employ techniques to enhance app performance, ensuring smooth interactions and quick load times
- Collaborate closely with designers and product managers to translate requirements into technical specifications and user-friendly interfaces. Your expertise will be instrumental in transforming concepts and designs into intuitive and visually appealing iOS app interfaces
- Write clean, efficient, and maintainable code following industry best practices and coding standards. Your code will be well-structured, modular, and easy to maintain, ensuring the longevity and scalability of the Babylist iOS app
- Conduct thorough testing and debugging of the app to identify and resolve issues, ensuring a smooth and bug-free user experience. You will employ various testing techniques, write unit tests, and leverage debugging tools to identify and address any issues or bugs that may arise
- Collaborate effectively with team members, actively participating in discussions and brainstorming sessions. Your input and insights will be valuable in shaping the direction of the iOS app, contributing to feature ideation, and providing insights to the team
Why You Will Love Working At Babylist
- We are a remote-first company and we invest in the infrastructure you’ll need to be supported and successful: tools, opportunities to connect with colleagues, and a stipend to help you set up your office
- We build products that have a positive impact on millions of people’s lives
- We work at a sustainable pace which means work/life balance is a real thing here
- We believe technology and data can solve hard problems
- We believe in exceptional management
- We are an antiracist organization and doing the work to support differences of all kinds
- We offer competitive pay and meaningful opportunities for career advancement
- We have great benefits like company paid medical, dental, and vision, a generous paid parental leave policy, and 401k with company match
- We care about employee wellbeing with perks for physical, mental and emotional health, parenting, childcare, and financial planning
Babylist takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. Your actual base salary will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location.
The estimated pay range for this role is:
$125,000 – $179,000 USD
$126,000 – $183,000 CAD
In addition, Babylist offers equity, bonus, and benefits, including company paid health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) matching, flexible spending account, and paid leave (including PTO and parental leave) in accordance with our applicable plans and policies.
If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying. Experience comes in many forms skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply.
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