Scribd is a YCombinator startup based in San Francisco. Our vision is at the intersection of publishing and technology, bringing innovation to one of the world’s oldest industries. We’re already on our way as a top 100 site on the web with over 100 million users, but the journey is only 1% finished, and we’re looking for talented technologists of all kinds to take Scribd to the next level.
There is a lot of deep technology operating behind the scenes at Scribd. We have scaled the world’s second largest(http://bit.ly/g9wKd7) ruby on rails site, invented the first HTML5 document reader(http://tcrn.ch/dfMn4D), and done original work on textual analysis. Scribd is a very engineering-driven company: as an engineer here you will have a lot of responsibility to choose the projects you work on and to define the way they get built. And because we have a large userbase and deploy new code daily, your work will likely be used by millions of people on your first week.
Scribd has a unique company culture that combines a laid-back atmosphere (we have company go-karts and an office zipline) with a total focus on doing great engineering – the best way to experience it is really to read through our jobs page (http://www.scribd.com/jobs) and watch our infamous go-kart racing video (http://bit.ly/ocdOoq). For more info on our technology, check out our tech blog (http://coding.scribd.com/), our list of engineering hacks (http://scr.bi/rZlxz1) and this article about our break-through HTML5 technology (http://tcrn.ch/dfMn4D).
Scribd is already one of the largest applications on the web, and now we are making an aggressive push into mobile.
While we have several mobile development projects we’re pursuing in parallel and a solid team in place, we’re specifically hiring one senior iOS or mac developer to lead a very exciting confidential new project. Because this is a new project, you’d get real ownership of the product we’re building and be able to take it from here to launch.
The product we’re building is a genuine technical challenge, particularly in the areas of animation/UI, performance and data management, and application architecture. If successful, it could set the stage for our strategy for the next several years. We’re looking for someone who can make that happen.
This is a full-time role in San Francisco, CA.
If you don't live in the SF Bay Area, see our page about benefits and relocation for more info about moving out here. In short, if you want to move here, we will do a lot to make it easy for you.
To Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume with the subject "Your name – Senior iOS Developer – via startuply" to email@example.com
Resumes for engineering roles are reviewed directly by a senior member of our engineering team within 24 hours.
Mobile development on iOS. Design, architect, implement, and test Scribd’s new mobile apps.
Mentor and recruit new engineers on the team. Create amazing mobile reading experiences.
Comprehensive experience with iOS development (mac development is ok)
Successful released apps in the app store (please include names)
Deep understanding of Objective C, including memory management and the Foundation Framework
Knowledge of major frameworks like Core Graphics, Core Animation and Core Data.
Understanding of scalability, systems engineering, and algorithms
Knowledge of C/C++
Excellent product sense and design sense
The ideal candidate is a seasoned iOS developer with successful released apps. You’ve mastered the intricacies of Objective C, Cocoa Touch, and designing great user experiences for iOS platforms. You’re itching to have a key role in a large-scale mobile development project with a top-notch engineering team.
Computer Science degree or equivalent experience