Senior Mobile Engineer - iOS

Academia.edu

San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 01/15/2021
  • Website: academia.edu
  • Company Address: 580 California Street Suite 400, San Francisco, CA, 94104

About Academia.edu

Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. The company's mission is to accelerate the world's research.

Job Description

Academia is looking for a Senior Mobile Engineer to join our team.
 
Our ideal candidate is an engineer who can augment their mobile experience and expertise with a generalist outlook.
 
Good knowledge of iOS or Android development, deployment, and best-practices.
 
What will you build?
Academia’s mission is to make every academic paper published available for free.
 
Academia's platform has scaled to over 60M registered users. You'll be designing and building systems and services to make our user base more productive in their academic work life. Key features of Academia that you will work on are:
 
* a scalable mobile newsfeed, highlighting the latest research in every field
* mobile notifications for key events relating to an academic's work
* an engaging peer review system to facilitate the identification & wide-scale distribution of high quality academic research
* advanced search products
* impact metrics and personalized analytics
 
What impact will you have?
Your work will impact millions of academics and non-academics, making knowledge more accessible and accelerating the world's research.
 
What will you get?
In addition to finding great talent for our tight-knit team, we value fostering employee growth. Our 34-person team values curiosity, initiative, teamwork, and we are passionate about building great products. We have an employee-focused benefits program that includes top notch health, dental, and vision insurance, a generous time off policy (21-days paid vacation, 10 federal holidays, and unrestricted sick-leave), stock options, catered lunch, a stocked kitchen, and a book stipend. We’re located near MUNI & BART in beautiful downtown San Francisco.
 
The Academia Story
Academia’s mission is to make every academic paper ever published available for free online.
 
Our site accelerates research and supports critical breakthroughs in all areas of research by allowing academics to publish and share their own work. Not only do these academics share their own research, they can use our platform to monitor deep analytics around the impact of their research, and track the research of academics they follow.
 
Over 68 million academics are Academia.edu members, and have added 19 million papers. Academia.edu attracts over 30 million unique visitors a month, and has attracted investment of more than $34 million from leading VC firms including Khosla Ventures, True Ventures, Spark Capital and Tencent. Our work has garnered favorable attention from trade and mainstream media including Fortune, Wired, EdTech, Venture Beat, San Francisco Business Times, The Economist, The Washington Post, TechCrunch, Scientific American and Forbes.
 
Academia is turning cash flow positive and revenue growth is rapid. We have 38 employees at our San Francisco Office, with 26 in engineering.
 
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
 
Technologies we use
We are building entirely new mobile apps for Academia, first for iOS then for Android. The codebase is brand new and done with Swift with a JSON REST API. When we start working on the Android version it will be made with Kotlin. It's worth noting the mobile engineers do learn some basic backend development to enable us to create database migrations and API endpoints essentially making us “mobile full-stack”.We are taking our time to get the architecture and design patterns right, it’s our intention to build a quality product, not take shortcuts to rush to market.
 
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
 

 


Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related major strongly preferred.  
  • Hands-on experience building, deploying, and scaling mobile applications.
  • 2-5+ years of software engineering experience.
  • Strong knowledge of web services architecture, and the ability to quickly learn new technologies

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.