Senior iOS Engineer at Brightwheel | Powderkeg

Location: Remote (US Only)

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Engineering

Our Mission and Opportunity

Early education is one of the greatest determinants of childhood outcomes, is a must for working families, and has lasting social and economic impact. Brightwheel’s vision is to enable high quality early education for every child — by giving teachers meaningfully more time with students each day, engaging parents in the development of their kids, and supporting the small businesses that make up the backbone of the $100 billion early education market. Brightwheel is the most loved technology brand in early education globally, trusted by thousands of educators and millions of families.

Our Team

We are a fully remote team with employees across every time zone in the US, and a small hub in Austin. Our team is passionate, talented, and customer- focused. Our exceptional investor group includes Addition, Bessemer Venture Partners, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GGV Capital, Lowercase Capital, Emerson Collective, and Mark Cuban.

We believe that everyone—from our employees to the students, teachers, and administrators we serve— should be given the opportunity to learn and thrive, whatever their background may be. We celebrate diversity in all forms because it allows our team and the communities we serve to reach their full potential and do their best work.

Brightwheel's mobile team focuses on building innovative and reliable tools for schools and parents. Via the iOS app, which is used by hundreds of thousands of users every day, school administrators can manage their schools and classrooms, teachers can keep track of the students and their activities, and parents can get a direct window into their child's day. Each mobile engineer is deeply product minded and is afforded a high degree of ownership and autonomy. We’re a lean, fast-moving team that focuses 100% on driving impact: we see technology as a way to solve our users’ pain points and we take deep pride in crafting the product that will best serve them.

Who You Are

Brightwheel is seeking a senior iOS Engineer who is well-rounded technically and passionate about the positive impact their code can make in people's lives. Brightwheel engineers work closely with product and design, as well as with other areas of the business to deliver a platform that meets our teachers’ and parents’ biggest needs. We are a lean, fast-moving team and value individuals who can optimize for being impactful while considering both technical and business drivers.

If iOS development is where you excel and you enjoy being involved in product decisions, brightwheel's mobile team may be for you.

What You’ll Do

  • Work closely with product and design teams to define, scope and implement new features or product lines.
  • Be a steward of quality, scalability, security, and performance. You'll work with other engineers to ensure that we have a solid foundation that serves our customers, and enables the team to continue building a great product.
  • Design and architect new software systems, or introduce new technologies, as appropriate to support brightwheel’s growth.
  • Share knowledge and expertise across the engineering team.

Qualifications, Skills, & Abilities

  • You must have 6+ years of professional experience working with native iOS development in a fast-moving team environment
  • You must have deep technical knowledge of the iOS development stack and its frameworks
  • You should be confident in onboarding yourself to a project and operate with little to no guidance
  • You should be comfortable designing and/or consuming REST APIs
  • You must have 2+ years of professional objective-c development experience (Preferred)
  • You must have 2+ years of professional swift development experience (Preferred)

Qualifications, Essential People Skills

  • You focus on business impact; you focus on successful outcomes for you and your team and seek out ways to continuously improve
  • You make pragmatic technology choices at work and make time to learn in your slack time whenever appropriate
  • You care deeply about your work and are aware of how your attitude affects those around you; it’s obvious you’re having fun with your work and peers
  • You experiment with many different types of development and project methodologies and have a healthy appreciation for what works; you drive engineering process and culture improvements
  • You focus on clear and concise communication because you understand it’s the biggest responsibility of your job as an engineer
  • You love to teach and learn from your peers

Candidates with varying backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We do not require prior knowledge of technologies in our stack, only a desire to learn them.

Brightwheel offers a competitive compensation package (base salary, equity and benefits) with a strong emphasis on equity-based compensation (ownership in brightwheel). For cash compensation, brightwheel sets standard ranges for all roles based on function, level, and geographic location, benchmarked against similar stage growth companies. In alignment with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the annual cash compensation for this role in Colorado is targeted at $130K - $162K. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including geographic location as well as candidate experience and expertise, and may vary from the amounts listed above. If you are applying from a different location and have questions on the compensation band for your region, please ask your recruiter.

Our benefits package includes premium medical, dental, and vision benefits, generous paid parental leave, a flexible paid time off policy, a monthly wellness and productivity stipend, and a Learning & Development stipend.

Brightwheel is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Senior iOS Engineer
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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