Confidential is a well-funded digital news startup preparing to launch in Washington, D.C. this fall. Our goal is to create a radically different publication, one that uses a distinct set of formats to deliver a nuanced and comprehensive view of the most important stories of the day.  We are hiring journalists excited to get in on the ground floor and help us shape our identity.

The iOS Engineer is expected to research, design, implement, test and maintain software that supports our business goals. In order to overcome the challenges that Confidential has as a business, Senior iOS Engineers should be able to quickly learn and utilize new technologies and be a source of ideas on how emerging technologies on iOS can help the business.

iOS Engineers must be able to communicate technical concepts to a wide variety of people of varying technical ability and knowledge including, other Development Team members, Product Managers, Senior Managers, customer representatives, and suppliers.

Responsibilities

  • Lead development of iOS applications to turn business requirements into a high-quality app experience with well-written code that performs well and is easy to maintain
  • Support application development efforts through the development and maintenance of tools, scripts, or ancillary project infrastructure
  • Contribute to the software design processes including participating in:
    • Whiteboard sessions
    • Prototyping
  • Quickly understand software designs and architectures for technical projects
  • Follow defined development best practices, including wiki contributions, code commenting and documentation, source control
  • Unit-testing code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
  • Bug fixing and improving application performance
  • Execute test plans (where necessary)
  • Develop software
  • Participating in workshops
  • Author software designs and architectures for technical projects
  • Critique software designs and architectures.
  • Peer review colleagues code
  • Provide accurate development task effort estimates
  • Review test plans
  • Critique application wireframes, use cases, user journeys and designs
  • Identify project development tasks

Qualifications & Technical Background

  • Strong Swift and experience of writing HIG-compliant code
  • Experience deploying to App Store and TestFlight
  • A focus on user-oriented development, supporting services, and end-user satisfaction.
  • Familiarity with Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery/Continuous Deployment testing, tooling, and processes
  • REST and GraphQL API interaction experience, ideally including streaming media
  • Confluence and Jira, Bitbucket preferred
  • Interest in the changing experience of Media consumption
  • Has a keen eye for detail in own and other’s work, including documentation
  • Works collaboratively and relates well to all kinds of people and builds and maintains constructive and effective relationships
  • Driven to learn and seek continual improvement
  • Start-up experience is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be experienced in doing test driven development, unit testing, automation and integration testing automation 

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Automatic 5% Employer Contribution to 401(k) 
  • Medical, Vision, and Dental with a fully covered medical plan for families 
  • Vacation package + 10 sick days + company holidays 
  • Monthly cellphone, gym, and commuter stipend 
  • 3 months fully paid family leave 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Access to mental health resources






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