We Are Black Swan Data

We are seeking for multiple Senior iOS Developers to join us!

Black Swan Data Avionics is the world’s leading provider of in-flight entertainment (IFE) technology to the airline industry. More than 70 airlines already fly with our software, significantly the world’s entire top 10, including Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Emirates. 

We focus on improving the IFE passenger experience through personalisation, offering a whole new world of seat-back entertainment systems, pairing with mobile devices and enabling internet connections while passengers are in the air. Our technical expertise brings these innovative experiences to life and captivates millions of passengers every year, whilst they travel around the globe.

Innovation has been a challenge for the avionics industry due to strict regulations, but this is rapidly changing with an ever-increasing number of planes now connected to the web. In-flight entertainment is one of the final untapped spaces where user-experience, advertising, data and applications have not yet matured, and we are working hard to capitalise on those opportunities.

There are exciting times ahead in the world of in-flight entertainment and Black Swan Data Avionincs!!

Bringing together a passionate and talented team combining skills in software engineering, data science, design, product innovation and marketing, Black Swan Data thrives on innovating. Launched in 2011, today we employ 260 people worldwide across offices in the UK, USA, Hungary and South Africa

Welcome to the Mobile App Development team at Black Swan Data…..

We are a diverse team speaking fluent English, Greek, Croatian, Italian,  Spanish and Bulgarian, Java, Objective C, Swift, Node JS, PHP, Python, Javascript, HTML, CSS,  C/C++ and C#.  

Variety is the spice of life here - one day you can be working on a startup project and the next on a project with over 1.1 million active monthly users (that is 99.9% crash free – not that we like to boast!). But if that’s not how you work, we are happy for you to take ownership of a project too! We work in an agency but it’s not all working at top speed, we also work smart! We use GIT flow, we love Jenkins and nothing is getting into a build without a pull request!  

Yes, we are geeks and we like a chat about coding, but we also enjoy the gym, video games, movies, tv series / boxsets and a beer on a Friday night…  

Your role in at Black Swan Data….

We are looking for a mid-weight iOS Developer who has a passion for pushing mobile technologies to the limits and will work with our team of talented developers to build our apps that are used by more than 1 million people per month!

Key Characteristics:

  • Have published one or more iOS apps in the app store

  • Some solid previous iOS Development experience in a similar role

  • A deep familiarity with Swift  

  • Experience with iOS frameworks such as Core Data, Core Animation & Core Graphics

  • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs

  • Solid understanding of the full mobile development life cycle

  • Previous experience writing unit tests and testable code. Familiar with iOS unit test framework

  • Experience with offline storage, threading, and performance tuning

  • Be able to execute independently in Agile iterative environment

  • Familiarity with Objective C is a plus

  • Make use of Agile development practices (e.g. Story Points for user stories/tickets)

  • Participate in planning sessions, and feed into overall collaboration of Agile ceremonies

What makes a  ‘Swan’?

We want people fanatical about creating innovative solutions inspired by data. We know Black Swan Data's DNA is different, it’s what helps us find new perspectives on our clients’ problems. Working in a fast paced, energized environment, our bar is set high, and an ability to build long lasting partnerships both internally and externally is vital. Other key skills required for this role include:

  • Strong planning and communication skills

  • Worked previously in agile development teams

  • Someone who is opinionated

  • Loves to chat about mobile and the latest technology

What We Offer

Exciting Clients and Projects - Working with Black Swan Data we promise to provide an exciting and ever-changing industry within Data Science and Predictive Analysis innovative and challenging projects with some of the leading Brands using the industries latest technologies.

Talented Teams - We ensure we have the best talent in the market – We are hire the best of the best as a swan you are exposed to highly skilled and multi-disciplined teams over the world. We have 8 offices across 4 countries!

Career Development – Regardless of which area of the business you work in you can expect to collaborate on all aspects of Black Swan Data's projects gaining the exposure you need to develop your expertise. No matter what stage you are in your career your development is our priority.

Working environment -  Because you spend 60% of your time at work, we try to make it enjoyable: Daily supply of the all the snacks you can eat in our all- day kitchens, Fridays Wobbly trolley - (check them out on our Instagram page!) , Monthly Breakfast courtesy of Black Swan Data.

We want to positively change the future through technology and the power of prediction. How about you?

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