iOS Engineer

permanent
Fully Remote

Open to all applicants globally!

Sporty’s sites are some of the most popular on the internet, consistently staying in Alexa’s list of top websites for the countries they operate in.

Sporty plans to launched its first iOS app to its millions of users at the end of January 2021. As an iOS developer in our team, you’ll be on the ground floor for the greenfield development of one of Africa’s most popular iOS apps.

Who We Are

Sporty Group is a consumer internet and technology business with an unrivalled sports media, gaming, social and fintech platform which serves millions of daily active users across the globe via technology and operations hubs across more than 10 countries and 3 continents.

The recipe for our success is to discover intelligent and energetic people, who are passionate about our products and serving our users, and attract and retain them with a dynamic and flexible work life which empowers them to create value and rewards them generously based upon their contribution.

We have already built a capable and proven team of 300+ high achievers from a diverse set of backgrounds and we are looking for more talented individuals to drive further growth and contribute to the innovation, creativity and hard work that currently serves our users further via their grit and innovation.

Our Stack

  • Languages: Swift
  • Architecture: MVC, MVVM
  • Layout: Programmatic UI, Xib
  • Testing: XCTest
  • Dependency management: Swift Package Manager
  • CI/CD: Fastlane, Github Action, Jenkins

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Product Managers, Designers and Backend Engineers to design and deliver high-quality products on iOS
  • Build end-to-end features of the app, such as networking, persistence, business logic and UI
  • Prepare and maintain documents that include architectural diagrams and navigation maps in your area of expertise
  • Analyse and prepare recommendations to address existing and potential issues in systems and procedures across the organisation, as well as design and recommend new solutions
  • Participate in code reviews with team members to ensure that each increment adheres to original vision as described in the user story and all standard resource libraries and architecture patterns as appropriate
  • Mentor less experienced team members

Experience

  • 2+ years of professional experience developing consumer-facing iOS applications using Swift
  • Experience developing, delivering, and supporting native iOS applications by integrating REST APIs, push notifications and multithreaded experiences
  • Solid foundation around software engineering fundamentals, object-oriented programming, MVC architecture, and iOS design patterns
  • Deep understanding of multi-threading, memory management, networking, caching, performance optimisation, localisation, and security for mobile applications
  • A creative approach to problem solving and crafting simplified solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and collaboration skills to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams
  • Previous history of working with a remote, distributed team would be beneficial

Bonus Requirements

  • Experience with mobile video playback and streaming technologies
  • Experience with reactive programming, e.g. RxSwift, Combine
  • Experience with AVFoundation, CoreData, WKWebView
  • Experience with TCP / IP socket

Salary and Perks

  • Quarterly and flash bonuses
  • Flexible working hours
  • Top-of-the-line equipment
  • Education allowance
  • Referral bonuses
  • 28 days paid annual leave
  • Annual Global and Team company retreats – Lisbon & Dubai are planned for 2022!
  • Highly talented, dependable co-workers in a global, multicultural organisation
  • We score 100% on The Joel Test
  • Our teams are small enough for you to be impactful
  • Our business is globally established and successful, offering stability and security to our Team Members

Our Mission

Our mission is to be an everyday entertainment platform for everyone

Our Operating Principles

  1. Create Value for Users
  2. Act in the Long-Term Interests of Sporty
  3. Focus on Product Improvements & Innovation
  4. Be Responsible
  5. Preserve Integrity & Honesty
  6. Respect Confidentiality & Privacy
  7. Ensure Stability, Security & Scalability
  8. Work Hard with Passion & Pride

Working at Sporty

The top-down mentality at Sporty is high performance based, meaning we trust you to do your job with an emphasis on support to help you achieve, grow and de-block any issues when they’re in your way.

Generally employees can choose their own hours, as long as they are collaborating and doing stand-ups etc. The emphasis is really on results.

As we are a highly structured and established company we are able to offer the security and support of a global business with the allure of a startup environment. Sporty is independently managed and financed, meaning we don’t have arbitrary shareholder or VC targets to cater to.

We literally build, spend and make decisions based on the ethos of building THE best platform of its kind. We are truly a tech company to the core and take excellent care of our Team Members.

Technology
Swift
iOS

About Sporty Group

Our mission is to be an everyday entertainment platform for everyone.

Our mission is to be an everyday entertainment platform for everyone.

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