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Senior iOS Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

At Compass, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. Founded in 2012, we’re revolutionizing the real estate industry with our end-to-end platform that empowers residential real estate agents to deliver exceptional service to seller and buyer clients.

We are looking for an experienced iOS engineer to help Compass build a platform that makes the home buying or selling experience delightful. You will be one of the technical leaders in your immediate team. You will work with other engineers and your Product and Design counterparts to take projects from idea to done with a high degree of autonomy and ownership. You will be responsible for understanding Product requirements and the customer problems they are aiming to solve, distilling them into manageable subparts that can be divided across other engineers on the project.

During a project’s execution, you will act as a leader ensuring any technical questions are considered pragmatically and trade offs considered, with a well-reasoned and understood solution being executed upon. You will guide more junior engineers with technical problems, ensuring that they follow best practices from an engineering and operational excellence perspective. Your influence won’t end once a project ships: you will be relied upon by Product and Design to give an engineering perspective on how we can iteratively improve a product to better benefit our customers.

Outside of product-driven projects, you will work with other engineers to determine how to push our platform forward, devising engineering-led initiatives that ensure we can work quickly and efficiently while maintaining a high standard of operational excellence. You will also act as a mentor for more junior engineers, helping them grow from both a technical and career perspective.

What you will do:

  • Work in a startup-like environment building agile products and services
  • Collaborate closely with engineers on your team, engineers on other teams, as well as your product and design counterparts to successfully launch projects which solve real-world customer problems
  • Evaluate and understand the technical trade offs necessary to bring product initiatives to fruition, weighing different approaches and arriving to a recommended solution, detailing its pros and cons
  • Independently define, decompose, and lead delivery of complex projects
  • Perform code reviews, design reviews, and write high quality tests
  • Advocate for efficient, scalable, and extensible approaches that solve technical problems in a manner that stands the test of time
  • Hold yourself and your team to a high standard of code quality and operational rigor, ensuring that code is well-tested, and your systems have appropriate monitoring, alerting, and runbooks implemented
  • Become the subject matter expert for one or more services in your domain
  • Create clear and concise documentation (diagrams, service descriptions, decisions, runbooks)
  • Identify and remove bottlenecks to address inefficiencies in the developer experience
  • Mentor junior engineers on the team, building their technical skills and ensuring that they understand best practices around engineering and operational excellence

What we look for:

  • BS in CS or equivalent practical experience
  • 6+ years of professional iOS development experience using Swift and shipping apps to the App Store
  • 1+ years of experience with modern Swift development practices, such as SwiftUI, Swift Concurrency, and Reactive Programming (Combine, RxSwift, ReactiveSwift, etc)
  • Experience with unit testing. Nice to have: experience with automated testing using XCUITests
  • Experience integrating with RESTful server-side services
  • Ability to collaborate with Product, Design and Engineering stakeholders to implement solutions which surprise and delight our customers
  • Understanding of Computer Science fundamentals and iOS design patterns and best practices
  • Experience leading the development of a project from planning to release, dispatching work among a small team, mentoring and guiding junior engineers
  • A sheer eye for design and attention to detail, the products you build should not merely be functional but should take in context and anticipate our customer’s needs in a beautiful way
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Passion about mentoring and helping more junior engineers to grow
  • Nice to have: Prior experience leading mobile infrastructure work, such as CI/CD pipeline management, CLI tools, or build systems

Compensation: The base pay range for this position is $110,800-$166,100 annually; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Bonuses and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of benefits. Base pay is based on market location. Minimum wage for the position will always be met.

Perks that You Need to Know About:

Participation in our incentive programs (which may include where eligible cash, equity, or commissions). Plus paid vacation, holidays, sick time, parental leave, marriage leave, and recharge leave; medical, tele-health, dental and vision benefits; 401(k) plan; flexible spending accounts (FSAs); commuter program; life and disability insurance; Maven (a support system for new parents); Carrot (fertility benefits); UrbanSitter (caregiver referral network); Employee Assistance Program; and pet insurance.

Do your best work, be your authentic self.
At Compass, we believe that everyone deserves to find their place in the world — a place where they feel like they belong, where they can be their authentic selves, where they can thrive. Our collaborative, energetic culture is grounded in our Compass Entrepreneurship Principles and our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, growth and mobility. As an equal opportunity employer, we offer competitive compensation packages, robust benefits and professional growth opportunities aimed at helping to improve our employees' lives and careers.

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