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Mobile Engineer / iOS Developer

Engineering | Vancouver, BC, Canada

Job Description

About Us:

Axiom Zen is an idea catalyst and software development consultancy. A collective of entrepreneurs, hackers, hustlers, and designers. We create, advise, and develop technology for iconic companies building the future of digital life. We practice agile development, take pride in a collaborative culture, and swing for home runs. We focus on shipping products that are commercially exciting or socially essential, and practice an end-to-end approach, carrying each concept from ideation to production to market launch and beyond.


We are looking for talented mobile / iOS engineers to join our core team in Vancouver, Canada (or remote). The ideal candidates will be comfortable working with a small and fast-paced team, taking on significant responsibilities, and pushing the boundaries of what's possible with code.  We're looking for talented engineers who love mobile development in general and Objective-C in particular and are comfortable building and maintaining large applications with exceptional reliability and UX. We want you to be challenged, rewarded, and empowered. To work on products that millions of people will love to use, products that make the world safer, more efficient. 


Real Artists Ship. We live by that motto, and love to hire folks with a demonstrated record of curiosity and resourcefulness - often manifested through the building of products. Key skills required:

  • Highly talented engineer with great flexibility in learning new technologies and languages
  • Deep knowledge of iOS
  • 5+ years overall experience as a software developer, preferably on scalable, data-driven, distributed web applications
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Solid understanding of mobile development best practices, coding, debugging, and testing patterns.
  • Strong experience detecting and correcting memory usage issues, and optimizing code for application performance
  • Experience with agile software development methodologies and productivity tools 
  • Awesome human

Bonus Points:

  • Experience building location-based mobile apps
  • Experience in big data and analytics
  • Prior startup experience, particularly in mobile
  • Relevant experience with Ruby on Rails and Node.js
  • A great sense for product design and UX
  • Previous start-up experience
  • Creator or contributor to an open source project
  • Active Facebook API developer
  • Experience building Chrome/Firefox extensions
  • Experience in web or mobile performance and optimization
  • Experience architecting and managing end-to-end development of complex applications
  • Appreciation for emerging mobile standards and an interest in helping them be adopted


Our perks are always evolving, and all employees share equally with senior management. We provide full life and AD&D insurance as well as premium vision, dental, and extended health care benefits. The team receives quarterly credits to exciting products & experiences as well as additional bonuses as the company achieves milestones. We believe time outside of the office helps us think outside the box, and using great products helps us build them better. 

Axiom Zen runs on a dual model: we drive healthy revenue but also invest in R&D for the future. Between our stock options and equity ownership plans and our contributions to traditional retirement programs, you can rest easy that a career with us is well rewarded. We are also very keen on supporting intellectual growth, and will provide financial support for courses, seminars, certification, and degree programs as appropriate for long-term employees.