Software Development Manager, iOS

Salary Competitive
Equity To be negotiated


We are currently looking for an experienced and capable SDM specialized in iOS development to join our team and help us optimize our processes as we continue to scale rapidly in 2021. This is a critically important position, responsible for coordinating and managing the entire software development process and overseeing the performance, scheduling, capacity, and projects of one or more teams to ensure our audacious goals are met.

So, if you're ready to make an enormous impact in a fast-paced, high-growth environment and see your fingerprints on a truly global product, we want to hear from you!

What will you be doing?

  • Delivering projects and products using the appropriate agile project management methodology;

  • Learning and iterating frequently;

  • Taking full ownership over a delegated Feature(s), as well as teams and resources assigned to the Functional unit;

  • Identifying key business objectives and providing solution recommendations while performing business proofs;

  • Working with the Product Manager to define the roadmap for any given Feature and evaluating user stories from a technical perspective;

  • Ensuring all delegated Features are built to an appropriate level of quality for the stage (alpha/beta/production);

  • Setting up procedural guidelines to establish a successful delivery process;

  • Ensuring that operations are cost-effective and stay within budget;

  • Handling all challenges in support of company-wide project/program delivery;

  • Mediating and resolving cross-team negotiations and issues;

  • Acting as a point of escalation for stakeholders and team members;

  • Orchestrating team/teams' backlog and scope, adjusting to strict deadlines and business goals;

  • Implementing and maintaining Feature and team/teams' KPIs, metrics and operational excellence according to industry best practices;

  • Acting as liaison officer between different teams to build partnerships and develop solutions.

What are we looking for?

  • BS/BA or higher in science, engineering, technology architecture, database design, or software engineering;

  • 6+ years of experience in technology development, with at least 4 years spent using software delivery management tools;

  • Proven experience delivering software projects effectively;

  • Strong ability to develop code using modern languages and frameworks;

  • Familiarity with newest updates and solutions;

  • Established experience with project management programs, SCRUM, and different variants of AGILE techniques are also expected, along with familiarity with code management and Continuous Integration/Delivery Implementation (CI/DI);

  • Experience working with Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) architecture, Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), and relational databases;

  • Strong analytical skills and data-oriented mindset;

  • Excellent people management and communication skills;

  • Experience with building custom UIs and complex animations;

  • Experience in application performance and data usage optimization.

About us

At, we’re committed to hiring builders who are inspired by our team’s guiding principle: to derive a tremendous sense of purpose from the inner quest for excellence itself, being driven from within to make anything we touch be the best it can be. We take pride in developing deep user understanding, obsess about the details, and go the extra mile to show our users we love them. We are first and foremost customer driven – engineering, product and design collaborate as equals to create a phenomenal end user experience. We’re also home for numerous internal teams building internally facing tools for customer service, finance, and others, to keep the operation afloat.


  • A team of extraordinary people, working hard to better themselves and further our mission;

  • Competitive comp and equity;

  • And, of course, we get Surprises internally.

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Equity package
Equity package

Want to be a partner? Look no further.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

Remote work allowed
Remote work allowed

You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.

Central office
Central office

Your local office is your anchor point, thus, we placed it centrally at your convenience.

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