Senior iOS Engineer, Kids

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Job Description

Do you want to build an incredible iPad and iPhone experience for millions of users?

The iOS team at the New York Times is building a new "How-To" app that will inspire and guide kids to create, build, do and learn. We're looking for product-focused people who love their craft and the unique experiences that native apps can provide. We value learning, trust, and fun.

About Our Code:
  • We are creating a new Swift application with an iPadOS 14 minimum target.
  • We're building on modern frameworks like SwiftUI and Combine.
  • We value testing, clean code, composition, and dependency injection.

Your Responsibilities:
  • You will work with our Lead and Senior Engineer to create and maintain features for our new app using Swift.
  • You will participate in our technical discussions on developing product features.
  • You will help promote standards in Swift development and delivery, and engage with the community of iOS developers at the Times.
  • Where applicable, you will integrate with broader New York Times iOS platform code.

Your Qualifications:
  • You have an understanding of iOS design patterns, memory management and concurrency.
  • You have hands-on iOS Swift experience, including writing unit tests.
  • You enjoy working with a remote team and understand how to make the most of asynchronous collaboration.
  • You enjoy collaboration with others on a technical team, have a good product sense, and the vision to translate product goals into quality code.

Benefits and Perks:
  • Support our original, independent and deeply reported journalism.
  • We provide great health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and their families
  • We support responsible retirement planning with a generous 401(k) company match.
  • We offer great parental leave.
  • We are committed to career development and ongoing learning, and provide employees $8,000 annually for tuition reimbursement.
  • We have frequent panel discussions and talks by a wide variety of newsmakers and industry leaders.
  • Join a community committed to the richness of diversity, experiences and talents in the world we cover, supported by a variety of employee resource groups.


The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

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