Staff 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.

Who You Are

Brightwheel is seeking an experienced Staff iOS Engineer to join the mobile team. You will be responsible for building and scaling our app, as well as shaping the future of mobile development for our rapidly growing engineering org. You will work with your product manager to help define the team roadmap and features. You are comfortable taking into consideration both technical and business drivers. Most importantly, you are eager to have the opportunity to do all of this in a dynamic startup environment where scrappiness, flexibility, and creativity will be required every single day.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop software solutions for complex product engineering projects towards a business goal; ship software that matters to our customers and to our company
  • Be a steward of quality, scalability, and performance. You’ll lead 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
  • Improve engineering velocity by implementing best practices and frameworks; improve coding efficiency and quality across the team
  • Proactively identify and diagnose issues of reliability and performance; rapidly deploy code to address issues
  • Drive sound, data-driven decision-making; analyze data insights to uncover opportunities to improve architecture for a great customer experience
  • Implement excellence in engineering process and culture across teams
  • Collaborate with product and engineering teams effectively and with empathy; promote technical learning across teams
  • Mentor peers and junior engineers. Build trust and respect in the team
  • Interview and evaluate engineering candidate technical capabilities to help grow our engineering team

Qualifications, Technical Skills

  • 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 must have 2+ years of professional objective-c development experience
  • You must have 2+ years of professional swift development experience
  • 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 should have experience with reactive programming using RxSwift

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 $174K - $205K. 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
    Staff iOS Engineer
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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