Under Jeff Bezos’ new ownership, The Washington Post was named the #8 Most Innovative Company of 2018 by Fast Company (and we remain #1 Most Innovative Media Company), an award reflective of our culture of innovation and transformation. The award comes due to The Washington Post's focus on our digital presence, interactive web stories, the Post's app preloaded on Amazon products, and our product centric culture.  Digiday has named The Washington Post “Most Innovative Publisher” of 2015. The award reflects The Post’s commitment to digital experimentation, new developments across engineering and ad technology, and increasing dominance in the media industry.  Recently hiring over 100 Engineering professionals and looking to add more, this team is committed to creating excellent experiences and products worthy of our tradition and our future. Our dedication to innovation, excellence and integrity are at the core of what we do, and why our employees are proud to call The Post their home. We are set up for an amazing year.  Come join us and make your mark. If you're not convinced, watch the videos on our profile from a few of our developers and engineers.  Hear directly from our CIO: The case for a product mindset to save news-- Media companies need to borrow at least one page from the Silicon Valley playbook: Obsessing about product. That’s the formula now in place at The Washington Post, nearly two years into the ownership of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, according to Shailesh Prakash. http://digiday.com/publishers/digiday-podcast-shailesh-prakash/

The Washington Post

United States

iOS Developer

The Washington Post is looking for an iOS Engineer to support our flagship apps engineering team. Under general supervision, you will perform technical analysis, design and development or enhancement of native iOS apps (written in Swift) and play an integral role in helping deliver increasingly smarter mobile apps to our users. You will participate in all facets of the agile development process and will have the opportunity to contribute to products that will be used by millions of people. We are looking for someone with serious iOS & Swift skills, strong interest in all things mobile, and a passion for delivering high-quality, rock-solid applications.

 Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop advanced applications for iOS and other Apple platforms
  • Build a deep understanding of our use of Apple platform technologies
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define API contracts, design and ship new features.
  • Design high-level mobile solutions to meet product requirements and following established development methodologies and standards.
  • Understand the complexities of and help integrate different third-party SDKs
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and solve complex problems
  • Participate in agile software development practices and peer/code reviews.
  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability and general reliability
  • Stay on top of latest technologies/ mobile trends and recommend appropriate design solutions.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, engineering or related technical field or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of experience with the iOS SDK required; prior experience in a similar role preferred.
  • Strong grasp of Computer Science fundamentals
  • Strong analytical, evaluation and problem-solving skills
  • High level of proficiency in Swift with an understanding of code optimization and application performance. Some experience with Objective-C is a plus
  • Experience working on and releasing one or more iOS apps in the Apple App Store
  • Experience developing watchOS, tvOS, or macOS apps is a plus
  • Experience with CocoaPods is a plus
  • Familiarity with testing frameworks for iOS apps such as XCTest, XCUITest, OCMock, etc
  • Familiarity with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment with iOS apps
  • Additional knowledge of RESTful services and other server-side principles is a plus
  • Solid understanding of Version Control principles, preferably using Git and Pull Requests
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and collaboration skills