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SpareRoom (UK) are looking for an iOS Developer

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SpareRoom was launched in 2004. Since then we’ve helped over 10 million people in the UK and US find homes to share and great people to share them with. We believe living with the right people beats living alone, so our mission is a simple one - to create happier flatshares.

We’re a modern family business, 100% owned by the founder and directors. That means we’re able to put our users at the heart of everything we do and we love working with humble people who bring a positive energy and like to get stuff done.

It’s a really exciting time to be working in SpareRoom’s apps team. The iOS app is undergoing a complete visual refresh, adopting and adapting Apple’s design principles into SpareRoom’s brand. It’s not just the visuals that are being overhauled, we’re also delivering impactful UX improvements, adding exciting new features and prototyping new ideas.

Over the last year we’ve been featured by Apple multiple times, including as App of the Day, positioned alongside the biggest names on the App Store. We're looking for a passionate developer to channel that excitement into the achievement of our goals and lead on the development and delivery of our iOS app.

What you can expect to do as an iOS Developer at SpareRoom:

  • Work in cross functional project teams to deliver new features for the SpareRoom app
  • Ensure the app keeps up to date with the evolving iOS requirements
  • Release new versions of the app to the App Store
  • Make improvements, fix bugs and refactor old parts of the app to Swift
  • Write clean, pragmatic and testable code
  • Contribute to the design of performant APIs
  • Mentor junior app developers
  • Tools and technologies we use:
  • Autolayout both Storyboard/Nibs & Code
  • Buddybuild - CI
  • XCTest - Unit Testing
  • Cocoapods
  • MVC - But good understanding of other MV* architectures

How we like to work:

  • Simple, easy to read and well tested code
  • Small iterative releases
  • Test Driven Development
  • Collaboration over isolation
  • Short lived, self-organised, project teams
  • Pair coding in order to share & improve skills and code quality

You should apply if you:

  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Are skilled in Objective-C and Swift
  • Have excellent attention to detail and are able to interpret designs and specs accurately
  • Have experience with Object-Oriented Programming
  • Have vast experience in developing iOS apps using Swift, the iOS SDK and Xcode
  • Have experience releasing builds to the Apple’s App Store
  • Experience with watchOS and universal apps
  • Have the ability to approach problems logically and methodically
  • Enjoy collaborating with others to solve complex domain problems
  • Enjoy finding quick and simple solutions to customer issues without compromising on quality

What it’s like to work at SpareRoom:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible, fun and challenging work environment where innovative ideas are encouraged
  • Central Manchester location in modern spacious offices, with free fruit, a posh coffee machine and a housekeeper to keep you refreshed
  • Active social life outside of work with various regular events supported by the company
  • Choice of development equipment and opportunity to influence team culture and approach
  • Excellent benefits including:
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Tech Scheme
  • Season travel loans
  • Matched pension contributions
  • Gym membership contributions
  • Optional private healthcare
  • Rental deposit loan scheme
  • And, of course, a free SpareRoom upgrade when you need it.
  • Basic holiday allowance starting at 23 days, as well as Bank and Public Holidays. Plus, you’ll earn more the longer you stay with us

How to apply Visit our jobs page - for more info.


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