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iOS Engineer

Technology | San Francisco, CA | Contract

Job Description

ABOUT GUIDEBOOK:

Guidebook is a simple yet powerful mobile application builder that lets you create an app in four easy steps with no technical skills required. 

Thousands of organizations use Guidebook to create mobile applications for their conference, corporate meeting, university campus, or other custom event—but it doesn’t stop there. Our mission is to connect people with the places in which they spend their time. Forward-thinking professionals are using Guidebook’s simple app builder to make interactive mobile guides for their student orientations, college campus tours, venues and corporate campuses, airports, and any other place where there’s a lot going on.

Here at Guidebook we know the future is mobile—come join us on the challenge!


ENGINEERING AT GUIDEBOOK:

We value communication, ownership, and execution. Our goal is to identify and develop each of our team member’s individual strengths; we use those strengths to foster a culture of accountability and high-performance across our Engineering Organization.

We pride ourselves on developing best in class products from our web based content management system to our mobile experience for event attendees. Our team members have a diverse array of talent and experience and we’re looking for other intellectually curious developers to join our cause.

Make no mistake about it—you will be contributing in meaningful ways to our consumer facing product suite that touches hundreds of thousands of users each month.


ABOUT THE JOB:

As an iOS Engineer at Guidebook, you’ll work alongside product and other cross-functional counterparts including designers, QA, web front end, back end, and Android engineers on feature teams to make improvements to our mobile app. You will be held to high standards of excellence for your contributions—and we expect you to hold your teammates to those same standards! 

You will report into our iOS Engineering Manager, Mike Sprague, and become a part of a very tightly knit team. Our software engineers feel huge ownership over their work and our ideal candidate should be excited to step into a small, agile team to work on meaningful projects that tangibly impact company success. We value empathy, communication, teamwork, and self-development. We send our engineers regularly to relevant conferences (WWDC, Google IO) and give our engineers opportunities to speak to the company at large on demo days. We appreciate the importance of continued education and investing in our employees’ professional development. 


WITHIN 3 MONTHS, YOU’LL:

  • Contribute to our core product, and work alongside a project team daily

  • Be directly involved in PR reviews

  • Develop an understanding of our feature set via thorough product walkthroughs

  • Learn the ins and outs of the iOS codebase


WITHIN 6 MONTHS, YOU’LL:

  • Write technical specs for new projects

  • Deliver projects on our roadmap from start to finish

  • Build relationships with customer facing team members

  • Attend quarterly outings with the engineering team

  • Work with your manager to iterate on coding patterns


WITHIN 12 MONTHS, YOU’LL:

  • Work with your manager to iterate on team processes

  • Drive major improvements to the architecture of the core code

  • Be instrumental in prioritizing engineering driven work

  • Work on new initiatives from cross functional department heads


OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • Comfortable working in both Swift and Objective-C

  • Empathetic and an excellent communicator

  • Experience with mobile architecture patterns such as MVVM, Clean, or VIPER and passionate about writing scalable code

  • Ability to break down large features into bite-size tasks

  • Enjoys working alongside Android engineers to build high quality, consistent features

  • Cares about code quality, and holds themselves and others to a high standard

  • Wants to work in an environment where your teammates value psychological safety

  • Passionate about building quality products with great UI