ForeFlight formed in 2007 with one guiding mission: Create software that makes flight planning easier. Since then, ForeFlight has not only revolutionized the pilot’s flight bag but also laid the groundwork to make mobile flight planning apps essential to flight operations. Continued strong growth has positioned ForeFlight as a leader in the aviation industry. We serve the needs of pilots and flight departments all over the world, and across all segments of aviation including personal, business, military, commercial, and education. ForeFlight Mobile, the company’s flagship product, is used by individual pilots and professional flight crews to gather weather and destination information efficiently. It has become the go-to app to route, plan and file, access and manage electronic charts and maps, organize flight publications, and used as a reference for enroute navigation aid. The passion of our pilot co-founders drives our company culture to build elegant, high-performing products, and we practice our core values in our daily work. We take ownership of everything we build, we obsess over creating the best user experience, we pour creativity into every solution, we ship new features regularly, and we do it all with the aviator spirit - a sense of calculated risk-taking and adventure. If you ever meet a ForeFlighter, it will be apparent: we’re passionate about what we do.

ForeFlight, LLC

Portland, ME

iOS Developer

ForeFlight is looking for an iOS developer to join our map team. This position is for a unique and technically well-rounded individual with experience building and shipping iOS apps. This person will help us create the next generation of mapping technologies for ForeFlight Mobile on the iPad and iPhone.

Technically, this person is experienced in Objective-C and Cocoa development, with a track record of shipping exquisitely-designed apps. This person has a solid understanding of UIKit, database design with SQLite/Core Data, communicating with web services, and memory management with and without ARC. This person can hit the ground running on iOS 13 technologies, writing rock-solid code with blocks, GCD, and Auto Layout. This person is naturally curious, exploring new technologies in order to stay current, but balances the use of new and old to ensure that execution is priority.

Professionally, this person is driven to execute, deliver, and complete projects independently, seeking advice and direction from team members when needed, and plowing ahead to completion when the path forward is clear. This person will be able to point to specific examples that highlight the individual's ability to meet the objectives outlined above, and references will confirm this person’s unique abilities.

This position is based in Portland, ME.  A pilot-coder, or individual looking to pursue his or her private pilot license, is a plus. Benefits include medical insurance, 401K with matching, and flight training reimbursement. Relocation reimbursement will be provided if moving to Portland.

Education

  • University Graduate in Computer Science degree or comparable work experience.

Technologies / Skills

  • Deep knowledge of Objective-C and Xcode, including modern syntax and blocks
  • UIKit, Auto Layout
  • Solid understanding of memory management with and without ARC
  • Experience with presenting GIS data via MapKit or an alternative mapping engine
  • Sqlite and relational data design
  • Experience communicating with web services
  • Experience with Git, including branching and merging strategies

Bonus Items

  • Experience reading and utilizing various GIS and terrain data formats
  • Experience with OpenGLES or other GPU rendering/computational technology
  • Working knowledge of C/C++ (C++11 or C++14 preferred)

Benefits

  • Health and dental benefits.
  • 401(k) with matching.
  • Performance based bonuses.
  • Flight training reimbursement.